Dog-Friendly Events


.04/27/2019 OWG Pack Walk Video   Recently updated !

April 27, 2019 OWG Pack Walk

Old Westbury Gardens Pack Walk™ Video

James D’Elia ( james.delia@stonybrook.edu ), a Stony Brook University journalism student created a marvelous video of our April 27th Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens. View the Old Westbury Gardens Pack Walk Video.

 


.05/18/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve   Recently updated !

 

Avalon Trail with Person and Dog

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park
Sat., May 18th, 9AM and 9:30AM
Avalon Park & Preserve, Stony Brook

Please join LI-DOG for our first ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook! The park and preserve cover 140 acres of woodland gardens, paths, fields and forests traversed by a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. This Pack Walk has two staggered starting times. Get all the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve!

 


05/18/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve   Recently updated !

 

Avalon Trail with Person and Dog

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve Group 1
Sat., May 18th, 9AM START

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve Group 2
Sat. May 18th, 9:30AM START

Avalon Park & Preserve
Harbor Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11790
(Google Map)

Please join LI-DOG for our first-ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, NY!

This park and preserve consists of 140 acres, part of which were once a residential area probably abandoned in the early 1900s. The 8 acres which make up Avalon Park were purchased in 1997 by the Paul Simons Foundation, which transformed the area into a series of woodland gardens and paths that celebrate the natural flora of Long Island. The Preserve includes 76 acres of fields and forests and a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. There are some inclines and a few steps, but for the most part the trails are flat. During the walk we will also cross a small, narrow street.

Due to park restrictions (max 15 people per group), we are going to split up this Pack Walk into two groups. Group 1 will start at 9AM. Group 2 will start at 9:30AM. When you RSVP, please make sure you RSVP for the group which has the starting time that you want to walk.

RSVP
LI-DOG Avalon Pack Walk Group 1 on Meetup
LI-DOG Avalon Pack Walk Group 2 on Meetup

Please note all RSVP’s MUST be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site as we must abide by the Park’s rules on the size of our group. Given these size limits, we ask everyone to PLEASE keep your RSVP up-to-date. If you RSVP “yes” and find you can’t come to the Pack Walk, change your RSVP to “No” right away, so other people and pups can join us. Thank you for your cooperation!

We’ll meet up by the big wisteria tree near the pond on the corner of Main St. and Harbor Rd. 

While there are a few parking spots on Harbor Rd., more parking is available along Main Street and in the Village Shopping Center about one-eighth of a mile north of the park.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES. This park has a strict on-leash policy that is enforced by Park Rangers. Also, 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.

**In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group. We will post any weather-related changes by 8 AM Saturday morning.**

We hope you and your pup can join us for our Pack Walk at Avalon Park & Preserve on the 18th!


04/27/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ OWG April 2019

Pack Walk with Heath and Alan

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!
(you and your dog can explore the gardens with LI-DOG guides)
Saturday, April 27th, Noon

Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds, canine shopping, and presentations from local veterinary and rescue groups)
Saturday, April 27th from 11AM to 4PM

Spring Dog-Friendly Weekend at Old Westbury Gardens
(you and your dog can enjoy the grounds at OWG)
Saturday, April 27th from 10 to 5
Sunday, April 28th from 10 to 5

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(Google Map)

LI-DOG cordially invites our canine families to LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during the Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival!

On Saturday, April 27th at Noon (FREE registration starting at 11 a.m.), please join us for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™ as we spend a delightful hour on a guided tour of the beautiful, English-themed splendor of Old Westbury Gardens. There’ll be plenty of spring’s budding horticultural treasures for our eyes and our fur babies’ noses to enjoy!

The Pack Walk™ is almost all on flat ground and there are opportunities to shorten the walk for those who wish to do so. Make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds. Please no retractable leashes on the Pack Walk as dogs and people can become entangled.

Registrants for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens will have the opportunity to donate $5 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket of goodies for you and your dog.  If you double your donation, you (more than) double your chances to win as a $10 donation gets four tickets! Proceeds support LI-DOG’s work to gain more access to public parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.

Make sure to stick around after the Pack Walk and enjoy the Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival with booths and exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy organizations including LI-DOG, and vendors of doggie goodies and gear. OWG’s Spring Dog Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. only.

On both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., enjoy Old Westbury Gardens’ Spring Dog-Friendly Weekend when on-leash dogs and their people are invited to enjoy the grounds of the estate. Dogs must be on-leash at all times when visiting the gardens and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds.

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over) and college students with ID; and $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are free!

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit oldwestburygardens.org and click on “Spring Calendar” for a wonderful overview of their other spring events and programs.

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on Sat., April 27th, go to:

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

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sat., April 27th!


.05/05/2019 – Walk 4 Paws

 

Flyer for Walk 4 PawsBobbi & The Strays Walk 4 Paws
Sat., May 11th, 11AM – 2PM
Marjorie Post Park, Massapequa

Join Bobbi & The Strays for their annual Walk 4 Paws fundraising event which features not only a beautiful nature walk in the park but also vendors, games, contests, raffles, Ask the Vet, Ask the Trainer and more. Plus, meet the shelter animals from Bobbi & The Strays and maybe go home with a new best friend! Please note: This event was rescheduled from May 5th to Sat., May 11th. For details, go to Walk 4 Paws. 


05/05/2019 – Walk 4 Paws

 

Flyer for Walk 4 Paws

 

Bobbi & The Strays “Walk 4 Paws”
Saturday, May 11th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marjorie Post Park
451 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11756

(Google Map)

Come join Bobbi & The Strays for their 11th annual Walk 4 Paws event! Not only can you, your family and your dog enjoy a beautiful nature walk in the park, but you’ll also be able to spend the afternoon shopping and visiting vendors,  while participating in games, contests, raffles and a Blessing of the Animals. There are also opportunities to “Ask the Vet”, “Ask the Trainer” and low-cost microchipping for your pet. Best of all, you can meet Bobbi & The Strays’ adoptable dogs and maybe find your new best friend!

You can be a participant and have your friends and family sponsor you by registering, which is free, on the website and raise much needed funds to keep this rescue going!

For more information and to register, visit the Walk 4 Paws website. If you do not pre-register for the walk, you can register the day of the event, starting at 10 a.m.; the walk will begin at 11 a.m.

Rain Date is Saturday, May 11th. THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED TO SAT., MAY 11TH! 

This will be a fun-filled day and you will be helping the shelter animals at Bobbi & The Strays. Hope to see you there!


05/17/2019 – Dog Festival Planting Fields Arboretum   Recently updated !

 

Flyer for Planting Fields Dog Festival Dog Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
Fri. – Sun., May 17th – 19th (Rain or Shine)

Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771

(Google Map)

The 2019 Dog Festival and Show at the Planting Fields Arboretum is an opportunity to enjoy a 3-day weekend of family friendly activities in a beautiful setting. In addition to watching hundreds of dogs compete in a variety of dog sports, visitors and their dogs can get in on the action at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That, where participants can try out agility and obstacle courses or test their water skills at Dock Diving in a 25,000-gallon tank!

You can also do some shopping for the perfect present for your dog or a dog lover in your life, peruse a flea market, and join a “Nautical Long Island” themed dog costume contest on Sunday. With raffles and food for sale, face painting for the kids, and canine activities, this event is great for the whole family! Bring a lawn chair and your dog and be ready to have some fun!

The Arboretum itself is lovely in the spring and well worth the visit! Check out the Planting Fields website for more information about this Long Island treasure! The $20.00 admission fee per car includes the $8.00 admission to the Arboretum.

To see the specific schedule of events and contests and get more information about the Dog Show, agility, obstacle and rally courses, and dock diving, log onto: Long Island Dog Shows or call 347-450-5452 516-378-9081 or 631-928-4312.


04/10/2019 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2019

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™  Schedule 2019

Guided Group On-Leash Dog Walks in Long Island Parks!

Group Walking Near Pond at OWG

Old Westbury Gardens Pack Walk Oct. 2018
Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

LI-DOG leads group on-leash dog walks in parks around Long Island on the third weekend of the month from March through November. Check out the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2019 below to see where we’re planning on taking a group on-leash dog walk next!

Sat., March 23rd    Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon

Sat., April 27th       Spring Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat., May 18th        Avalon Park and Preserve, Stony Brook

Sat., June 22nd     Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point (with Picnic)

Sat., July 20th        Dog Beach Party, Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, E. Patchogue

Sat., Aug. 17h         Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa

Sat., Sept. 28th       Southards Pond Park Loop Trail, Babylon

Sun., Oct., 27th      Fall Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat., Nov. 16th       Nissequogue River Trail, Kings Park

 

You can also download the LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule 2019.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change due to weather and other factors.


.05/25/2019 – Fidos After Five   Recently updated !

Long Shot of Dog Walkers on a Trail

Fidos After Five!
Last Weekend of the Month Starting in May
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Check out this great new opportunity to walk your leashed dog around beautiful Old Westbury Gardens on the last weekend of the month starting in May from 5PM until closing. For details, go to Fidos After Five!


05/25/2019 – Fidos After Five

Long Shot of Dog Walkers on a Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Fidos after Five!
Weekends throughout the summer from 5PM – 8PM
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY

(Google Map)

Did you and your pup miss the Spring Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens this year? Perhaps you went and enjoyed the beautiful grounds so much that you would love to visit them again! Well, Old Westbury Gardens has graciously opened their gates for you and your leashed pet to enjoy the grounds of the estate on the final weekend of each month starting in May and concluding with their wonderful Fall Dog Festival in October!

After 5PM on the selected weekends, you and your pup can enjoy the beautiful grounds of the estate. Dogs must be on-leash at all times while visiting and are not allowed in any buildings. As always you are required to clean up after your pup!

The dates for Fidos after Five are –
Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th 5pm – 8pm

The Fall Dog Weekend will be held
Saturday, October 26, 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 27, 10am-5pm

The Fall Dog Festival and Costume Parade will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 11am-4pm. Dress your dog in their Halloween Finest to participate in the parade or just stay to watch as the dogs Strut their Stuff!

OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over) and college students with ID; $7 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under and four-legged visitors are free!

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens, visit oldwestburygardens.org.