Dog-Friendly Events


10/25/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Sands Point Preserve

Pack Walk Participants on Bridge

Photo Credit: Ron Richichi

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

 

Sun., Oct. 25th,  
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

127 Middle Neck Rd., 
Sands Point, NY 11050

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How to find us: Look for the people and dogs gathering by the dog run at the edge of the parking lot!

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people and will not be reserving the picnic tables after the walk. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

Get the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement NOW

Get the Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point NOW

LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family! Our Pack-Walks – guided, group on-leash dog walks – are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island’s most beautiful parks!

(Please note: This replaces our scheduled LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during the Fall Dog Festival as that event has been cancelled.)

Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sun., October 25th starting at 11:30 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start the walk on time.) This dog-friendly park preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound! Please be aware that some of the trails may be a bit steep at times and have roots and rocks.

We anticipate the Pack Walk™ will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach and must remain leashed at all times. Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we’ll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags – as clean up is a must.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: There is an admission charge to Sands Point Preserve of $15 per car unless you are a member of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. For more info about Sands Point Preserve including how to become a member of this dog-friendly park treasure, go to the Friends of Sands Point Preserve.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver Sands Point BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people standing around signing documents, the better! Also, please read the Sands Point Visitor Safety Rules posted on their website.

RSVP (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group)

LI-DOG Meetup Group

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. morning around 9:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on October 25th!

 


.10/04/2020 – LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge

Sun., Oct. 4th, 11 AM – 3 PM

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with tables and umbrellas (socially-distanced, of course), delicious omelettes, waffles, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If yes, then join us for Barkin Brunch at The Refuge on Sunday, Oct. 4th. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please come out and support our cause! For details, go to LI-DOG Barkin Brunch at The Refuge.


09/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Sun., Sept. 27th, 10 a.m. – Noon

528 Commack Rd., Deer Park, NY 11729

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Due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are limiting this Meetup to 30 people. MASKS ARE REQUIRED and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup!

 

Get the LI-DOG Covid-19 Agreement NOW

Get the LI-DOG General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW

Please join LI-DOG for our first-ever Pack Walk™ at Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park! Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains is a state-owned, 843-acre nature preserve situated within the towns of Babylon, Huntington and Islip. It was the site of the former Edgewood State Hospital.

The trails and paths in the preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, birding and, of course, dog walking! Old Commack Road, a concrete 1.6- mile road that runs north-south and is now part of the preserve’s trail network, is great for jogging and biking, especially for families with children. There are also many nice, flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

Due to social distancing guidelines and because parking at the preserve is limited, we are limiting this Pack Walk to 30 people.

We’ll gather for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–at the gazebo near the parking lot. We’ll begin our walk at the Main Entrance and head straight up a dirt road, passing a field where they fly model airplanes. Please be mindful of the planes. Once we pass the “airfield”, we’ll cross over the cement road and continue straight on a nice wide dirt path. We’ll walk about half mile on that trail before we make our first left turn.

Once we turn, the trail will narrow although it is still easily passable for a person and a dog. This path is mostly dirt, covered with pine needles. On our walk, we’ll pass several cement barricades, which are there to stop people from riding dirt bikes and ATV’s on the trails. After we walk through the pine trees about a half mile, we’ll make a left after the second barricade. This trail also is dirt with pine needles and is mostly straight.

Once we hit the T crossing, we’ll turn left again and after about 1,000 feet we’ll make a slight right to return to the cement road. Once we hit the road, we will make a left and head back to the main trail.

The walk will cover about two miles and will take a little over an hour.

PLEASE NOTE: While there may be off-leash dogs on the trail, dogs must be kept on leash on the LI-DOG Pack Walk™. Please don’t forget to bring poop bags as pick up is a must, and while the trail is shaded by trees, don’t forget to bring water for you and your pup.

Please NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES as we are walking in a group and the dogs and their humans can get tangled.

COVID-19 Precautions: Please download the LI-DOG COVID-19 Agreement and our Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver BEFORE the Pack Walk™, sign both documents, and bring them with you to the Pack Walk. The fewer people we have standing around signing documents, the better!

RSVP (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group)

LI-DOG on Meetup

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup and/or Facebook Group or our website on Sun. morning around 8:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains Preserve!

Please note: This is a Change of Date and Venue from our Schedule as the eastern trails at Avalon Park and Preserve are under construction. 

 

 


.09/27/2020 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

Sun., Sept. 27th,  10 a.m. – Noon

Deer Park, NY

Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™, a group on-leash dog walk, at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park. The trails in this 843-acre nature preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, and of course dog walking! Please note: We’ll be following social distancing guidelines and Masks are Required. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 


.09/13/2020 – Water Bark 2020

 

Water Bark 2020!

Sun., Sept. 13th, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower, Cow Meadow and N. Woodmere Spray Parks

Nassau County’s Spray Parks are going to the dogs! On Sun., Sept. 13th, Nassau County is reopening it’s splash parks to our furry family members to run, splash and play. Participating parks include Eisenhower, Cow Meadow and N. Woodmere. The event lasts from 10:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, split up into three two-hour sessions for  Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, and Large Dogs.  First-Come, First-Serve. For details, go to Water Bark 2020!


09/13/2020 – Water Bark 2020

 

Water Bark 2020!

Sun., Sept. 13th, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower, Cow Meadow, and N. Woodmere Spray Parks

E. Meadow, Freeport, and N. Woodmere, NY

Nassau County’s Sprinkler Parks are going to the dogs! The County’s splash parks may be closed for the season, but they’re opening one last time in 2020 for Nassau’s furry family members to run, splash and play! Spray parks located in Eisenhower Park in E. Meadow; Cow Meadow Park in Freeport; and North Woodmere Park in N. Woodmere are participating in Nassau County’s first-ever Water Bark event.

 

The event will run from 10:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon depending on the size of your dog. Small Dog Sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Medium Dog Sessions will run from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., and Large Dog Sessions will run from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Entry is free and first-come, first-serve. Capacity for each session is limited to the first 25 dog owners who arrive.

In order to support County Executive Laura Curran’s efforts to promote animal adoption, a mobile adoption unit from North Shore Animal League will be on hand for dog parents who are thinking of adding another canine family member to their pack!

Safety Measures: Please be aware that all humans must wear a mask. To facilitate social distancing there is a limit of two people per pet. All dogs must be on leash when entering and exiting the splash park.

For more information, check out the Nassau County Dept. of Parks on Facebook.


.06/27/2020 – Canine Camp Getaway of NY 2020

 

Hudson Leaping into the Water
Canine Camp Getaway of NY

Sept. 12th – 15th and Sept. 12th – 16th, 2020

Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George

 

Does a vacation in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains surrounded by dogs and dog lovers sound like fun? If so, you and your pup will love Canine Camp Getaway of NY! There’s agility, hiking, swimming, lure coursing, vet seminars, nightly Yappy Hours and more! For details go to Canine Camp Getaway 2020 .


06/27/2020 – Canine Camp Getaway of NY 2020

 

Hudson Leaping into the Water

Photo Credit: Inner Mountain Photography

Canine Camp Getaway of NY

Sept. 12th – 15th and Sept. 12th – 16th

Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George, NY

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Have Dog, Will Travel! Does a vacation in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York surrounded by dogs and dog lovers sound like fun? If so, you and your pup will love Canine Camp Getaway of NY! Camp is held from Sept. 12th to the 15th or 16th, depending on your preference, at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, NY.

Dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities are welcomed as long as they are social with other dogs and humans.

You and your pup will be able to enjoy a whole host of activities including agility, swimming, hiking, lure coursing, barn hunt, nose work, flyball, treiball, canine freestyle dance, tricks classes, Barks & Crafts plus vet seminars, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog prep classes, nightly Yappy Hour and much more!  No formal training or experience is needed for your pup to participate in any activity!

There are plenty of “human-friendly” amenities as well including air conditioning, private baths, cable TV, and wi-fi.

Dogs are welcome throughout the premises from the lounge during Yappy Hour to the dog-friendly section of the dining room and the pool!

Rates for the Sept. 12th to 16th Getaway (5 days/4 nights) range from $1,425 per person for a single room to $1,325 per person for a double room. Rates for the September 12th to 15th Getaway (4 days/3 nights) range from $1,175 per person for a single room to $1,100 per person for a double.  Three meals a day are included in those rates.

To find out more about this great vacation for you and your best pal, visit Canine Camp Getaway of New York! 

Please note: Canine Camp Getaway of NY will donate $25 to LI-DOG for every guest we refer. Moreover, LI-DOG supporters receive a $25 discount on their stay. Just mention LI-DOG when you make your reservation!

We also want to thank Janice Costa, the creator of Canine Camp Getaway of NY, for including LI-DOG in the camp’s annual charity auction. Thank you, Janice, for your and your campers’ generous support of LI-DOG!!


09/26/2020 – Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk

 

Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk

A Virtual Event

Saturday, September 26th, Any Time – Any Location

On September 26th, Pet Partners will be holding the World’s Largest Pet Walk. It is their signature fundraiser, and is open to everyone who wants to enjoy the health benefits of being active with their pets, while also supporting Pet Partners!

Join the walk! Since this is a “virtual event”, you and your pets are invited to walk at any time and location on Saturday, September 26th. Walk whatever distance and path that feels right for you and your animal.

Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted interventions. Their teams visit with patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students, veterans with PTDS and those approaching end of life–improving human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. They are considered the “gold standard” in the world because of their ongoing testing and retesting of the owner and the dog every two years.

While most people will be walking on September 26th, if this day does not work for you, pick any day in September that would work best for you and your furry friend.

There is no registration fee to walk, but please invite supporters to donate in honor of your participation using your online fundraising page. Raise at least $50 to receive a special pet bandanna! Raise $100 or more to receive the bandanna plus a commemorative event T-shirt! And super fundraisers who raise $250 or more receive all of these items, plus a Pet Partners leash.

For more information, including how to promote your walk, have a safe event, and make the most out of your fundraising, and to register for this great event, please visit World’s Largest Pet Walk.

The LI chapter of Pet Partners is located in Lake Grove, NY. To learn more about them, visit the Pet Partners Community Partner and Chapter Directory.

 


.09/26/2020 – Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk

Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk

Sat., Sept. 26th, Any Time – Any Location

Join Pet Partners for their signature annual fundraiser while enjoying the benefits of being active with your dog! Walk at any time at any location for however long feels right for you and your pup and help support a national leader in promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted interventions at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, etc. There is no registration fee to walk, but please invite supporters to donate in honor of your participation. For details, go to Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk.