Dog-Friendly Events

05/31/2023 – Bark At the Park Citi Field 2023


Bark At the Park

(Presented by the NY Mets and Northshore Animal League)

Citi Field

Wednesday, May 31st, 7:10 p.m.

& Tuesday, September 12th, 7:10 p.m. 

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There is nothing like a beautiful day at the Ball Park. Your day is even better when you do not have to leave your best friend at home! Now on the designated dates you can bring your dog to beautiful Citi Field. Participate in a dog parade if you wish or just enjoy the game from your seats in the Coca Cola corner.

By attending, you will also be supporting the Northshore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.

Arrive early to the Bullpen Gate with your game tickets to participate in the Dog Parade* (weather permitting). This gate opens two hours before game time. Dogs not participating in the parade, must also enter via the Bullpen Gate. Sorry, late arrivals will not be permitted on field for the parade. Approximately 40 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch, all dogs will be directed to the Right Field Gate for direct access to the Coca-Cola Corner.

All dogs in attendance must have their own ticket in the Coca-Cola Corner.

For more information and tickets: Tickets for Bark at the Park 

For information on how to adopt from Northshore Animal League, go to Northshore Animal League on the web.


07/07/2023 – Dog Water Fountain Opening at Heckscher Park



Heckscher Park, Huntington

LI-DOG Dog Water Fountain Opening at Heckscher Park!


Fri., July 7th, 12:30 p.m.

25A & Prime Ave., 11 Prime Ave.

Huntington, NY 11743

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How to Find Us: Look for the dogs and people by the back of the Chapin Rainbow Stage.

Please join LI-DOG on Friday, July 7th at 12:30 p.m. as we celebrate the Grand Opening of a new dog water fountain donated by LI-DOG to Huntington’s Heckscher Park! LI-DOG is dedicating the dog water fountain to the people and dogs who love Heckscher Park.

The donation is part of an effort by LI-DOG to enhance the enjoyment of dog-friendly parks on Long Island by dog owners and their dogs. The donation is also being made in thanks to the Town of Huntington for making its premiere community park dog-friendly two years ago.

LI-DOG has worked on the water fountain project with Councilwoman Joan Cergol who sponsored the resolution to allow on-leash dog walking in the park and oversaw the successful pilot program that led to the Town Board’s unanimous decision in Nov. 2020 to make Heckscher Park permanently dog-friendly.

The opening ceremony will be a great opportunity to thank Councilwoman Cergol personally for her leadership on this terrific accomplishment!

The stainless steel dog water fountain, which arrived in Huntington in early June and is made by Washington-based Dog-On-It Parks, features a slow-draining dog water bowl as well as a water faucet so people can fill their dogs’ own bowls with water.

On the water fountain is a silver plaque that reads:

Donated by LI-DOG (

For the Dogs and People Who Love Heckscher Park

The Town’s Dept. of General Services will install the water fountain and maintain it. The water fountain is expected to be installed along the path near the back northwest corner of the Chapin Rainbow Stage.

We are inviting all dog owners who love Heckscher Park to join us on Friday, July 7th to celebrate the grand opening of this new amenity for the park and to thank Joan Cergol, other members of the Town Board and the Huntington community for their support in making Heckscher Park dog-friendly!

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at

We hope you and your dogs can join us to celebrate the opening of the dog water fountain in Heckscher Park! We’ll have extra water bowls on hand! 

10/30/2022 – Nassau Barkfest 2022


Nassau Barkfest


Sunday, Oct. 30th, 1 PM – 3 PM

Parking Fields 6 and 6A

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow

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Celebrate Halloween With Your Dog!

Do you and your furry friend love a great Howl-o-ween party? Does your pup want to take part in a Howl-o-ween Costume Parade and perhaps win a great prize? Then come to Nassau Barkfest, Long Island’s largest free pet costume contest and parade at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park!

Dress up your best furry friend in their Howl-o-ween finest–be it pretty, silly, scary or downright ghostly. Nassau Barkfest is guaranteed to offer both of you a good time!

Admission is FREE, but all participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food for families who are facing difficult financial times and need help feeding their pets. Nassau Barkfest is sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3 radio station.

All pets must be on a leash.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, please call (516) 603-0252.

10/8/2022 – ARF Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk 2022


ARF “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk


Sat., Oct. 8th, 9 AM – 12 PM 
(rain date Oct 9)

Mulford Farm

10 James Lane, East Hampton

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The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) will be holding its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk, presented by The One Nine Three Group on Saturday, October 8th from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event is a fun, family outing set amidst the beautiful Hamptons fall foliage with the feel of an idyllic country fair. It is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and the work of ARF.

Bring your furry friends and join them for a scenic two-mile walk to the ocean and back starting at Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane in East Hampton.

Dog walkers can register at ARF Hamptons Dog Walk. The pre-registration fee is $35 for adults ($45 day of the event) and FREE for children 10 and under with a registered adult. Donations appreciated.

All registrants receive a FREE event t-shirt, tote bag and refreshments including Starbucks coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts, Goldberg’s Bagels, apples and cider from The Milk Pail, dog treats, and water. This year’s t-shirt once again features original artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI and the morning will include live music with singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp.

There’s more! After the walk there will be contests for you and your dog, a photo booth, FREE nail trimmings and a silent auction with many exciting products, services and experiences for owners and pets.

Founded in 1974, ARF is a leading animal rescue and adoption center on Long Island, helping abandoned cats and dogs locally and in communities across the country and globally.

The ARF Van, which features animals available for adoption, will lead the walkers to the ocean and back.

Gates open at 9 AM, walk starts at 10AM. Or walk anywhere and participate virtually.

For additional information, go to ARF Hamptons on the web or call 631-537-0400.

.10/8/2022 – ARF Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk 2022

ARF  “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk

Sat., Oct. 8th, 9AM to Noon
Mulford Farm, East Hampton

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk will take place on Saturday, October 8th. Bring your furry friends and join them for a scenic two-mile walk to the ocean and back starting at Mulford Farm in East Hampton. Enjoy fun contests, prizes, food and live music with Sandy Rapp while raising funds to help the cats and dogs of ARF. Registration starts at $35. For more information, go to ARF Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk!

05/01/2022 – Barkin Brunch at The Refuge


Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge

Sundays 11 AM – 3 PM, May through October
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY
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How does Sunday Brunch on an outdoor patio with your leashed pup sound? If it sounds good, check out Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge!

Your leashed pup is welcome to enjoy brunch with you at Barkin’ Brunch, which is held at The Refuge in Melville on their outdoor patio on Sundays 11am – 3 pm, May through October, weather permitting. The outdoor area is covered and provides plenty of shade. Besides a great menu for you, there is a special “Pawty Menu” with delicious selections for your pup to enjoy!

Special event brunches run throughout the season. Each features a local rescue/shelter or other dog-related charity group, including LI-DOG, who will be on the premise that day. The charity will benefit from the sale of Chinese auction raffle baskets & other merchandise, plus they will receive a generous donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the “Vodka for Dog People”!

Come enjoy brunch, sip a cocktail, buy a raffle, meet adoptable dogs and fellow dog owners and lend your support for these local rescue group and dog-related charities.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444 to make yours.

Special Fundraiser Brunch Schedule for the 2022 Season

Jake’s Rescue Ranch – May 1st

LI Golden Retriever Rescue – May 22nd

Healing Haven Animal Foundation – June 5th

Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, Inc. (LION) – June 26th

Almost Home Animal Rescue – July 17th

For Our Friends – August 14th

A New Beginning Animal Rescue Corp – August 28th

America’s VetDogs – September 11th


Friends of LI Dog Parks (LI-DOG)! – October 2nd

Annual HOWL O WEEN Event – October 23rd

Thank you to The Refuge and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for sponsoring these fun and worthwhile events!


.07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival


1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival

Saturday, July 23rd – 9AM to 5PM
Sunday, July 24th – 10AM to 4PM
Joe Erland Field, Caroline Ave, Port Jefferson Village

Join LI-DOG on Sat. and Sun., July 23rd and 24th for the first-ever “Port Paws” Dog Festival and DockDogs® aquatic competition in Port Jefferson Village. Besides watching the competition, you’ll also find: canine vendors like LI-DOG, food trucks, activities for canines and kids, music and more! The DockDogs® competition is open to all pre-registered dogs and their humans. For details on this exciting sport and fun event, go to “Port Paws” Dog Festival!


07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival




LI-DOG Volunteers Needed!


1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival


Saturday, July 23rd – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, July 24th – 9 AM to 5 PM

Joe Erland Baseball Field, Caroline Avenue

Port Jefferson Village

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LI-DOG will be there, too! Volunteer to Help LI-DOG.

For the first time ever, the Village of Port Jefferson will be featuring the high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. Examples of the thrilling aquatic events include:

  • The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump.
  • The Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air.

(Please note: Registration to compete is now closed.) The competition is open to all pre-registered teams. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. They even have a Youth Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.

You must pre-register dogs to compete at DockDogs® Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson. 

In addition to watching the competition, there will also be additional activities for dogs, canine goodies and gear, food trucks, music and more–all within walking distance of dog-friendly Port Jefferson Village.

LI-DOG will be there, too, with a booth! Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Share dog treats with visiting dogs
  • Hand out flyers and talk about LI-DOG’s upcoming events
  • Help us get ready for the event by setting up the LI-DOG booth

If you’d like to enjoy a few hours with lots of dogs and be part of a fun event, email us at!

General admission is $10 per adult; kids & canines are free!

Proceeds from “Port Paws” Dog Festival benefit the Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy.

For the latest information: Check out the Port Paws Festival page on Facebook. 


.05/21/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Belmont Lake State Park

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

Sat., May 21st, 10:30 a.m.
North Babylon, NY 11703

Please join us for our May LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in New York’s beautiful Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon on Sat, May 21st! Our walk will take approximately one hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and paved paths around lovely Belmont Lake. Hang out after the walk and enjoy the new Belmont Lake State Park Dog Run, which was opened last summer and features a new bench donated by LI-DOG! For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park! 

04/23/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Coffin Woods Preserve


LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve!

Sat., April 23rd, 10 AM – Noon

90 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley, NY

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How to find us: Look for the group of people and dogs by the trailhead.

Please join us for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve, part of the North Shore Sanctuaries in Locust Valley! The preserve has nothing to do with anything creepy. It’s named after Charles A. Coffin, the first president of the General Electric Company, who originally owed the land.

On our April Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking on the 2.10-mile loop trail. The trail, which is popular for hiking, trail running and walking, is generally considered an easy route and takes an average of 59 min to complete. Those who wish to shorten the walk can simply turn around and walk back the way we came.

Please be aware that we may encounter off-leash dogs in the park, however, dogs participating in the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ must remain leashed at all times. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.


LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email

This should be a great first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in this beautiful preserve!  We hope you can join us on Sat., April 23rd!


**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 a.m. Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! **