Dog-Friendly Events

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


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.


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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   Recently updated !


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

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 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 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.

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


Flyer LI Dog Show at Planting FieldsLong Island Dog Festival 
Sunday, May 20th, 9 AM – 4 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay

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It’s a real “dog day afternoon” as the Long Island Kennel Club welcomes families and their fur children to the Long Island Dog Festival on Sunday, May 20th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay.

The Long Island Dog Festival is part of the annual Long Island spring dog shows on Friday and Saturday (held by the Ladies Kennel Association) and Sunday’s Long Island Kennel Club show. Sunday’s Long Island Dog Festival celebrates all things canine from impeccable show dogs and agility training to doggie dock diving and talent shows.

The day’s activities culminate with the Conformation Show on Sunday when hundreds of superbly presented dogs – coiffed collies, pedicured poodles, dandified Dandie Dinmonts and other breeds–vie for bragging rights as Best in Show. All are invited to this parade of pups and cheer on the winner of the coveted ribbon.

Sunday is also Costume Day. This year’s theme is Long Island Nautical. Prizes will be awarded for the best adult costumes (male and female), children’s costumes (boy and girl), and pet costume.

Other Long Island Dog Festival highlights include:

– AKC’s My Dog Can Do That! A professional instructor will help your dog navigate tunnels and jumps, just like those high-powered agility dogs on television.

– Dog Trick Competition. Can your hound give a high five? Can your terrier tap dance? Four-legged friends are invited to strut their stuff in the “My Dog Can Do That” competition.

– Dock Diving. It’s the latest water sport for dogs! A professional will be on hand to teach your pooch how to make a splash.

– Ask a Breeder. This is your chance to meet local purebred breeders and ask them anything you’ve always wanted to know about your specific breed.

– Canine Crafts. A special coloring area lets even the youngest dog lovers be part of the action and a professional face painter will transform little ones into playful pups.

• Chow. An array of food and drinks will be available for purchase – including hot dogs, of course!

Vendors. Take some pooch-centric goodies back to your dog house.

Admission is $20 per car and includes all-day access to Planting Fields Arboretum, located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY, a beautifully-preserved Gold Coast mansion and gardens that hearken back Long Island’s gilded age glmour.

For more information, contact 516-378-9081 or 631-928-4312, or visit Long Island Dog Shows on the web.

04/24/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule 2018

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Schedule 2018

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

Old Westbury Gardens Pack Walk
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 2018 below to see where we’re planning on taking a group on-leash dog walk next!

Summer at LI-DOG Table at Luau

Summer Checks Out the LI-DOG Pack Walk Schedule


Sat., March 24th           Alley Pond Park, Oakland Gardens, Queens

Sat., April 21st              Spring Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens

Sat., May 19th               Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Sat., June 16th             Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point (with Picnic)

Sat., July 21st               Dog Beach Party, Mud Creek Beach, E. Patchogue

Sat., Aug. 18th              Fire Road Trail, Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa

Sat., Sept. 22nd            Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, Deer Park

Sun., Oct., 28th            Fall Dog Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

Sat.,  Nov. 17th             Prosser Pines/Cathedral Pines Park, Middle Island


You can also download the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ 2018 Schedule.

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



.04/21/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Old Westbury Gardens April 2018


Pack Walk at OWG April 2017 Dogs and People on Grass 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens
Sat., April 21st, 11:45AM
OWG Spring Dog Festival
Sat., April 21st, 11AM – 4PM
Old Westbury Gardens, NY


Finally, spring weather welcomes dog lovers and their pups to Old Westbury Gardens for their Spring Dog Festival and LI-DOG’s Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens! Join LI-DOG on Sat., April 21st for a guided, group on-leash walk on the grounds of this exquisite estate. Then, check out OWG’s Spring Dog Festival with exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy organizations and purveyors of doggie goodies and gear. Get the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens.

06/24/2018 – Canine Camp Getaway NY 2018


Two Goldens in Pool One Canine Camp Getaway

Canine Camp Getaway of NY

June 24 – 28 and Sept. 15 – 18, 2018

Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George, NY 

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Does 5 days with your four-legged friend in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains sound good to you? If so, you’ll love Canine Camp Getaway which is held June 24th – June 28th or Sept. 15th – Sept. 18th at the Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, NY.

You will be surrounded by dogs and dog lovers in a scenic paradise where you and your dog can be close to nature. The resort has nearly 300 acres, so there are plenty of wide open spaces for recharging your body, mind and spirit while you strengthen the bond with your four-legged buddy.

Activities (for dogs) include agility, Frisbee, hiking, swimming in a dog-friendly pool, and more. In fact, dogs are welcome throughout the hotel and grounds. Not to be outdone, humans will enjoy fine dining, evening entertainment and an on-site spa. Human accommodations include private baths, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV and a fitness room. The neighboring town also offers golfing, boating shopping and antiquing.

Sign up for classes and workshops on Canine CPR, Canine Good Citizen Preparation, Training, Holistic Health for Your Dog, and more. 

Rates for 2018 range from $975 to $1,375 per person and include all meals and dog activities. Book now for best rates and to ensure space for you and your furry loved one!

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

For more information, including rates and requirements, visit the camp’s website at or call 877-K9-CAMPF (877-592-2673.


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! 



.06/24/2018 – Canine Camp Getaway NY 2018


Two Goldens in Pool One Canine Camp Getaway 

Canine Camp Getaway of NY
June 24- 28 and Sept. 15 – 18, 2018
Lake George, NY

Enjoy a week full of vacation fun and relaxation with your favorite four-legged companion at the ultimate vacation destination for dogs and dog lovers! Go to Canine Camp Getaway of NY 2018 for all the details.