Dog-Friendly Events


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

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! 


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

PAWS – PIONEERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY – September 25th

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!

 


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.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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! **


03/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park!

Sunday, March 20th, 11 AM – 1 PM

575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY 11746

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How to find us: Look for the big parking lot on the right after you enter the park and the people and dogs near the brown sign at the trailhead.

Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season on the lovely Woodland Trail in Dix Hills Park, Huntington! LI-DOG Pack Walks™–group on-leash walks–are a great way to enjoy Long Island’s beautiful parks with your dog, while meeting new friends and their pups.

The trail, which is covered by trees, is a bit hilly and can be gravely at points, is one of the nicest dog-friendly trails on Long Island. The walk will take about an hour as we follow the 2-mile-long trail around the perimeter of the park. There are several places where you can cut the walk short, though, if you want.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk™. 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.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

Or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Dix Hills Park on Sun., the 20th!

*In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 am Sunday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! *


.09/25/2021 – Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021

Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021

Sat., Sept.25th, 10:30 AM – 3 PM[lo]Marjorie R Post Park, Massapequa[lc]

Gather your friends, family and dogs to join Canine Companions for Independence on Sept. 25th at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa to celebrate the joy dogs bring to our lives and how they enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Registration is free, fundraising is encouraged! For details, go to Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021.


09/25/2021 – Canine Companions DogFest LI 2021

 

Canine Companions® DogFest Long Island 2021

Sat., Sept. 25th,  10:30 AM – 3 PM

Marjorie R. Post Park, Massapequa, NY

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Hosted by Long Island Volunteer Chapter – Canine Companions and 
Canine Companions for Independence

Gather your friends, family and dogs to join Canine Companions for Independence at Marjorie R. Post Park in Massapequa on September 25th to celebrate the joy dogs bring into our lives and how they enhance the lives of people living with disabilities. You can join the fun at DogFest Long Island-NYC at the park or participate virtually.

Registration is free, fundraising is encouraged. There are sponsorship, volunteer and vendor opportunities also.

It will be a day of fun activities, inspiring speakers, dog demonstrations and more!

Canine Companions for Independence, the largest provider of service dogs in the world, was founded in 1975. It is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge. They enhance independence for children, adults and veterans with disabilities through the use of expertly trained service dogs.

Register (for free) at DogFest Long Island-NYC. If you are bringing your dog, be sure to indicate it so you will receive a FREE DogFest bandana shipped to your furry friend.

The event will feature a walk, plenty of activities for dogs, contests, and much more! Join the fun and give a dog a job!

To learn more about this event, please visit DogFest Long Island-NYC.


.08/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., Aug. 21st, 11 AM – 1 PM[lo]1 Walker St.[lo] Massapequa Park, NY[lc] 

Does your pup like to walk in a group with dog-friends? Does he or she like to play in the water? If yes to either, then please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 21st! For our group, on-leash walk, we’ll be following the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded dirt trail within the Preserve, before taking a short detour to the creek where the dogs can play.  For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve! 


08/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Massapequa Preserve 2021

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve

Sat., Aug. 21st, 1
1 AM to 1 PM 

Fire Road Trail at Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker St.,  Massapequa Park, NY

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How to find us:  Meet us on the dirt path near the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot at the 85 Walker St. Entrance!

Does your pup like to walk in a group with friends? Does you pup like to play in the water? If yes to either, please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 21st at 11 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 21st Pack Walk™ — a guided, group on-leash dog walk –we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide, mostly shaded, dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. We’ll walk about a mile down the trail, then turn onto a smaller trail that ends at a clearing with a creek and shallow pond. We’ll stop there for water and let the dogs swim and wade in the creek. Once the dogs have played and cooled off, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started. The entire walk will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours.

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.

HOW TO FIND US: Meet us near the paved bridge at the north end of the Mansfield Park parking lot at the Walker St. Entrance. Watch out for bikes as you cross the asphalt bike path to the dirt path!

Get the LI-DOG Pack Walk Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver NOW. The fewer people standing around signing in on Sat.,  the better!

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

**In the event of inclement or extremely hot weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 AM Saturday morning.**

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 21st for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!


.07/17/2021 – LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Doggie Meetup 2021

 

LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Cleanup & Doggie Meetup

Sat., July 17th, 10 AM – Noon[lo]Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue[lc] 

If your dog likes to swim or play in the sand, and you’d like to spend a morning with other dog owners, join LI-DOG for some OFF-LEASH summer fun at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach in E. Patchogue on Sat., July 17th! There’ll be plenty of fun and exercise to be had by dogs running along the shore and swimming in the calm waters of the Great South Bay. A cleanup of the beach will start at 9 a.m. For more information, go to LI-DOG Barkin’ Beach Cleanup & Doggie Meetup!

 


.06/19/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve 2021

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sat., June 19th, 11AM – 1PM,[lo]Sands Point, NY[lc]

Please join us for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve on Sat, June 19th from 11 AM to 1 PM. This 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family features multiple hiking trails, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound. Sands Point is always one of LI-DOG’s most popular Pack Walks! For more information, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve.