Dog-Friendly Events


.08/18/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve   Recently updated !

 

Group Shot from Pack Walk Aug. 2017LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!
Sat., Aug. 18th, 10 AM – Noon
Massapequa Park, NY

How does a nice, easy walk along a shaded path in the woods with your dog on a summer morning sound? Want to meet other dog owners and their pups? If all that sounds good, join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 18th! For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve.


08/18/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve   Recently updated !

 

Group Shot from Pack Walk Aug. 2017

LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve Aug. 2017

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

Sat., August 18th, 10 AM – Noon

Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve

1 Walker Street, Massapequa Park, NY

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THE PACK WALK IS ON TODAY!!!

How does a nice, easy walk along a shaded path in the woods with your dog on a summer morning sound? Want to meet other dog owners and their dogs, too? If either of these sound good, then please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 18th at 10 o’clock in the morning!

On our Aug. 18th Pack Walk™ –a guided, group on-leash dog walk–we’ll be walking the Fire Road Trail, a flat, wide dirt trail within Massapequa Preserve. The trail is about a mile and a half long and ends at a clearing with a creek and shallow pond where we’ll stop for water and photos. Some dog owners bring their dogs to swim in the pond. Once we’ve rested, we’ll head back up the trail to where we started.

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 dogs can get tangled,

The Fire Road Trail within Massapequa Preserve opened to on-leash dogs in early 2015 in response to LI-DOG’s campaign to get more access to Nassau County parks. Please help us protect access to the preserve by keeping dogs on-leash and off the bike path. Meet us on the dirt path near 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!

RSVP

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

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on Sat., Aug. 18th for LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!

P.S. Don’t forget to check Meetup, Facebook or our website around 9 a.m. Sat. morning for any weather-related announcements. If there are no announcements, the Pack Walk is on!


.08/24/2018 – Bark at the Park at Citi Field   Recently updated !

 

Two Dogs at Citifield

Bark at the Park
Fri., Aug. 24th, 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field, Queens

What could be better than enjoying America’s favorite pasttime with your furry best friend while helping homeless animals? If your pup is ready to woof, woof, woof for the Mets as they battle the Washington Nationals, then please come out to support the Mets and the North Shore Animal League on Fri. Aug. 24th! For more information, go to Bark at the Park at Citi Field.


08/24/2018 – Bark at the Park at Citi Field   Recently updated !

 

Two Dogs at Citifield

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Bark at the Park
Fri., Aug. 24th, 7:10PM
Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368

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What could be better than enjoying America’s favorite pastime with you best friend while helping homeless animals?

Is your pup ready to woof, woof, woof for the Mets as they battle the Washington Nationals? Then please bring your pup to support the NY Mets and the North Shore Animal League America, a no-kill animal shelter and adoption center, for Bark at the Park at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 24th!

You and your pup will sit with fellow dog lovers and their pups in designated Coca-Cola Corner seats. Tickets for this game are $51 for humans; $41 for dogs. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit North Shore Animal League America. There will be potty stations and water available for the dogs throughout the area.

All dogs are required to enter Citi Field via the Bullpen Gate, which will open two hours before game-time. Arrive early and you and your pup will be able to participate in the Dog Parade* – a walk around the warning track of the field! Dogs are not permitted on the grass on the field. Approximately one half hour prior to the game, dogs will be directed to the Right Field gate for direct access to the Coca-Cola Corner.

For more information, please visit Bark at the Park at Citi Field.

 


09/10/2018 – Splish Splash Doggy Day 2018   Recently updated !

 

Lab in Pool

Splish Splash Water Park

Splish Splash Doggy Day 2018
Mon., Sept. 10th, 10AM – 12PM
Splish Splash Water Park
2549 Splish Splash Dr., Calverton, NY 11933

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Spend a morning with Fido for some end of the summer fun at Splish Splash Water Park as they open their doors to the dogs!

On Monday, September 10th from 10AM – 12PM, Splish Splash will be hosting a Doggy Day. Come and enjoy a morning with your pup at the wave pool. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance AT THE PARK. They are on sale now, Monday through Friday 10AM – 6PM and Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 7PM. The tickets cost $15 per dog, $10 per human with all the proceeds going to a local animal shelter. Parking is free the day of the event.

Limit one dog per handler. All dogs must be wearing a collar, and a leash must be on hand by owner. NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS allowed (any dog displaying aggressive behavior will be requested to leave with NO refund.)

Every owner will be required to sign a waiver on the day of the event upon entering the park and shall take full responsibility for their dog at all times. Upon request, the owner must provide proof of vaccination and license within 24 hours.

Hurry and get your tickets now as only a limited number of dogs will be allowed to participate! Please bring poop bags and water for your dogs, and please be respectful and clean up after them.

For more information about the event, or for any updates about the event, please go to Doggy Day 2018 on Facebook.

 


06/16/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Sands Point Preserve

 

Castle Gould

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve

Sat., June 16th, 10:30AM

Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 

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LI-DOG is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its 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 join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sat., June 16th starting at 10:30 AM. Sands Point 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’ll meet by the boulders on the big lawn in front of Hempstead House, the former home of the Guggenheim family, where you’ll also get great views of massive Castle Gould, the carriage house and stables. We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take a little over an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to. Also, this year we have reserved the picnic tables by the boulders on the great lawn – so bring a picnic lunch so you and your pooch can join us as we overlook the beautiful and peaceful Long Island Sound!

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not allowed on the beach nor in the houses 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: Sands Point is hosting a “Free Family Fun Day” on Saturday from 1 PM until 5 PM. In order to avoid the crowd, we are starting our Pack Walk at 10:30 AM sharp. Please arrive by 10:15, so we can begin our walk promptly. Also, be aware that there will be live music by the Rose Garden starting at 1 PM.  Because of the event, Sands Point will not be charging admission on Saturday! 

For more info about Sands Point, go to Friends of Sands Point Preserve on the web.

To RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
Email lidog_news@yahoo.com

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


06/02/2018 – 2nd Annual North Fork Dock Diving Festival 2018

 

Photo for 2nd Annual Dock Diving Festival2nd Annual North Fork Dock Diving Festival

June 2nd & 3rd, 9 AM – 3 PM

Greenport Brewing Company, 42155 Main Rd., Peconic, NY 11944  (Google Map)

Dock Dogs™ is one of the premier presenters of performance sports events for canines. In conjunction with Harbor Pets and the Greenport Brewing Company, Hudson Valley Dock Dogs present the 2nd Annual Dock Dogs Diving Competition! This family-friendly and dog-friendly event at the brewery will feature a series of exciting canine aquatic events. With the help of sponsor Blue Buffalo, funds will be raised to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation.

If your dog loves to swim and has a high toy drive, you might want to give it a try! Even if your dog is not trying dock diving, well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. You must register for the competition via the event Facebook page.

Please be aware that while all are welcome, parking at the brewery is very limited on a first-come/first-serve basis and $10 per space. There is ample off-site parking with free shuttle buses available.

For more information, to register for the competition, and for details on parking, please visit: 2nd Annual North Fork Dock Diving Pet Festival on Facebook.

Visit Dock Dogs on the web to learn more about Dock Dogs and their aquatic canine competitions.

Come cheer on the competitors even if you and your pooch aren’t up for the diving! 


.05/19/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

Southards Pond Park Trail 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park
Sat., May 19th, 9:30 – 11 AM RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 20th
Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park is large, full of friendly people and dogs, and the trails are fairly flat and wide. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park.


05/19/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Southards Pond Park

 

Southards Pond Park Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

Sat., May 19th, Sun., May 20th 9:30 – 11 AM

Southards Pond Park, 106 Park Ave., Babylon

(Google Map)

 The Pack Walk is ON today Sun., May 20th at 9:30 a.m.! 

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, its full of friendly people and their four legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Our May 2018 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–will start out at the south end of the Southards Pond Park Loop trail, head north and then cut west across the southern end of Southards Pond, then head north again along the western edge of the park. At a lovely bridge about 2 miles into the walk, we’ll cross a small stream and continue north until we reach another nice pond that we like to call Oakley’s Pond. You’ll see why on our Pack Walk™! Then, we’ll turn around and head back to the beginning of the trail, which is across another small bridge.

This Pack Walk™ will take one to 1-1/2 hours, but since it’s an out-and-back trail, anyone who wishes to cut the walk short can simply turn around and go back the way we came.

Feel free to 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.

The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the residents by minimizing the noise level 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 tangled.

Please RSVP only on the LI-DOG Meetup Group or by email at lidog_news@yahoo.com as there is a limit on the number of people and dogs we can accommodate on this trail.

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

Park at the tennis courts on the north side of Park Ave., which is where the trail starts. If this lot is full, park at the Babylon Grade School which is a little further west.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


.05/20/2018 – Long Island Dog Festival Planting Fields

 

 

Long Island Dog Festival
Sun., May 20th
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay

It’s a dog day afternoon as the Long Island Kennel Club welcomes you and your dog for the Long Island Dog Festival at beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. There’ll be agility try-outs, a dog trick competition, doggie dock diving, show dogs, food, vendors of doggie goodies and gear and more! For details, go to the Long Island Dog Festival.