Dog-Friendly Events


.11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail!

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park 
Kings Park, NY

Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. We’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes including great views over the Long Island Sound. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail.


11/16/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Nissequogue River Trail   Recently updated !

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LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail

Saturday, Nov. 16th, Noon to 1 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park, NY

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Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2019 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. Our Pack Walks will resume in the spring.

For our November LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes. We’ll start on a road that leads to a flat, wide gravel trail along the inlet for the Nissequogue River and then climb up some wooden stairs to a trail above the shoreline that has nice views over the water.

We’ll then cut over to the Kings Park Bluffs portion of our walk. To get to the bluffs, we’ll climb another flight of wooden stairs that will take us onto a wooded trail that goes along the top of the bluffs. These bluffs have great views over the Long Island Sound. After another third of a mile or so, many of us will turn around and walk back along the trail to our starting point.

The walk will take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long we stop to look at the views.

Those dog owners and their pups who don’t mind dealing with more steepness and hills, however, will have the opportunity to continue the walk along the bluffs. This part of the bluff trail is more challenging, for sure, but the views are incredible–some of the best on Long Island! (To see a map of the full hike, go to Trail Map Nissequogue 2019Final.)

Please join us for what should be a GREAT final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of 2019, whether you’re looking for nice walk in the woods or something a bit more challenging!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs 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 cleanup is a must.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup
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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

How to find us
The entrance to Nissequogue River State Park is off St. Johnland Rd. Enter the park onto Kings Park Blvd. and go past the gate house. Follow KPB north to a small circle. Go 3/4 around the circle and follow the small road to the big parking lot on the left.

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

We hope you and your pup will join us on the 16th!


.11/02/2019 – LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

 

LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Sat., Nov. 2nd, 2 to 5PM
Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill
Patchogue, NY

Dress up your pup and yourself in your Halloween finest for the LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty! There’ll be costume contests, prizes, raffles, games, great food, spooktacular drinks and more! For details, go to LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!


10/05/2019 – Woof Fest & Pet Swim

 

Woof Fest & Pet Swim

Sat., Oct. 5th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holtsville Ecology Center and Animal Preserve
249 Buckley Rd, Holtsville, NY 11742

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Hosted by Town Of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation and Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve

Join the Town of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation and the Holtsville Ecology Center and Animal Preserve for the first ever Woof Fest!

From 11AM – 2PM there is a Pet Swim. Pre-registration is required. Half hour sessions are available for $10 per pet, each session is limited to 20 pets. So sign your pup up now!

Other activities include family fun with your pets, kid’s crafts, games, a puppet show, an animal education program, and a pet costume contest.

The festivities begin immediately following the 5K Run Wild and Family Pet Walk “fur” the Animals which supports the more than 100 injured and non-releasable wild and farm animals residing at the Holtsville Ecology Site year-round.

For more information about the day including the 5K Run and Walk, please visit 5K Run Wild & Family Pet Walk. 

In the event of rain, all activities will be moved indoors to the Ecology Site buildings. Parking is free throughout the day.


.10/05/2019 – Woof Fest & Pet Swim

 

Woof Fest & Pet Swim

Sat., Oct. 5th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Holtsville Ecology Site
Holtsville, NY

Join the Town of Brookhaven for their first ever Woof Fest & Pet Swim. The Swim for Dogs will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Other activities include family fun with your pets, kids crafts, games, an animal education program and more! The festivities start immediately after a 5K Run and Family Pet Walk to benefit the animals at the Holtsville Ecology Center. For details, go to Woof Fest & Pet Swim.


09/22/2019 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG The Refuge

 

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Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Sept. 22nd, 11AM – 3PM
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY

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Are you ready to “PAWTEE”? Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar, delicious omelettes, French Toast, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sound great? If it does, then join us for a Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge just off Route 110 in Melville!

Besides great food, there’ll be drink specials, dog treats, raffles, and more! Check out the human menu at The Refuge New Brunch Menu. There’s even a Doggie Menu with great selections for your pup!

Seating outside for brunch on the patio is limited, so it is suggested that if you want to sit at a table then call The Refuge at (631) 577-4444 to make a reservation. There is also an area on the patio for those just wanting to have a drink and mingle. Feel free to join us there.

This is a fund raising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Please do take a chance at winning one of our great raffle baskets generously donated by our sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

West Hills Animal Hospital, 24-hour animal hospital and pet emergency center

Andrea Goodman of Avon USA, beauty and personal care

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Tito’s Vodka, vodka for dog people. Thank you, also, for including LI-DOG in the Tito’s x Refuge donation program in which participating Long Island nonprofits receive a $1,500 donation!

 

 

 

We are so grateful for your generous support!

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE BRUNCH: Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely. Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, they are NOT permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

We look forward to seeing you at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!


.09/22/2019 – Barkin Brunch with LI-DOG The Refuge

 

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Sun., Sept. 22nd, 11AM – 3PM
The Refuge, Melville, NY

Does Sunday brunch outside with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar and delicious food and drinks sound good? If it does, then join us for Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge on Sunday, Sept. 22nd. This is a fundraiser for LI-DOG, so please join us!


09/28/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

Sat., Sept. 28th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Southards Pond, Babylon, NY

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Please join LI-DOG for a Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers  acres of forests, has lovely streams, and a beautiful pond plus its full of friendly people and their four legged companions. We’ll meet at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue.

On our September 2019 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk– we’ll be walking most of the Southards Pond Loop Trail—a broad, flat trail that can easily accommodate a group walk  and that will have nice views of Southards Pond. The Pack Walk™ will take one to 1-1/2 hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we can also include the Argyle Lake Trail, which is just south of Southards Pond. You can also linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places in the park to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the picnic nor playground areas of the park. Also, because of harmful algae blooms, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO GO INTO THE WATER! The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing noise levels and keeping the area clean. There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on leash while in the park. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can get easily tangled.

Plenty of parking is available at Babylon Memorial Grade School next to the park. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook group or our website on Sat. 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 on Sept 28th for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


.09/28/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., Sept. 28th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Bring your dog and join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park is pretty, the trails are flat and wide, and we’ll get great views of Southards Pond. For all the details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

 


.09/14/2019 – LI Pet Expo in the Park!

 

LI Pet Expo in the Park!

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14th & 15th, 11AM – 6PM
Tanner Park, Copiague, NY

Bring your family including your well-behaved dog for a fun-filled day at the LI Pet Expo in Tanner Park! There’ll be performing dogs, disc dog demonstrations, an agility course your dog can check out, and a Parade of Breeds. Admission is free.  For details, go to LI Pet Expo in the Park!