July 23

07/23/2022 – Port Paws Dog Festival




LI-DOG Volunteers Needed!


1st Annual “Port Paws” Dog Festival


Saturday, July 23rd – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, July 24th – 9 AM to 5 PM

Joe Erland Baseball Field, Caroline Avenue

Port Jefferson Village

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LI-DOG will be there, too! Volunteer to Help LI-DOG.

For the first time ever, the Village of Port Jefferson will be featuring the high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. Examples of the thrilling aquatic events include:

  • The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump.
  • The Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air.

(Please note: Registration to compete is now closed.) The competition is open to all pre-registered teams. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. They even have a Youth Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.

You must pre-register dogs to compete at DockDogs® Port Paws Dog Festival in Port Jefferson. 

In addition to watching the competition, there will also be additional activities for dogs, canine goodies and gear, food trucks, music and more–all within walking distance of dog-friendly Port Jefferson Village.

LI-DOG will be there, too, with a booth! Be part of the fun and volunteer to help LI-DOG!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Meet-and-greet pet parents and their pups
  • Share dog treats with visiting dogs
  • Hand out flyers and talk about LI-DOG’s upcoming events
  • Help us get ready for the event by setting up the LI-DOG booth

If you’d like to enjoy a few hours with lots of dogs and be part of a fun event, email us at events@lidog.org!

General admission is $10 per adult; kids & canines are free!

Proceeds from “Port Paws” Dog Festival benefit the Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy.

For the latest information: Check out the Port Paws Festival page on Facebook. 


07/23/2016 – 5th Annual Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue Summer Benefit


Gimme Shelter Dog and Person5th Annual Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue Summer Benefit

Sat., July 23rd, 4 – 7 p.m.
Home of Chuck and Ellen Scarborough
520 First Neck Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough will host the Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue (PO Box 578 Sagaponack, NY 11962 (631) 903-9215 www.gimmeshelteranimalrescue.org)  5th Annual Summer Benefit on Saturday, July 23 from 4 – 7 p.m. at their estate in Southampton. The event raises money to save dogs who are on death row at kill shelters across the country,  spay/neuter the dogs, pay for all necessary medical care and find them loving forever homes. Chuck Scarborough, Emmy Award-winning NBC anchor and correspondent, animal lover and adopter of two Gimme Shelter dogs, will act as master of ceremonies.

During the event, attendees will be able to enjoy live music while sipping on cocktails provided by Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits and enjoying hors d’oeuvres from Between the Bread caterers. The event will feature: a woof-alicious tasting cart for pooches by “Ollie,” the newly launched healthy and delicious gourmet dog food company, Tesla will be there with their newest Model, as well as a FAB live and silent auction.  Several high-end auction items will be on the block including: a personal tour of NBC studios by Chuck Scarborough, weekend getaways at The Baker House in East Hampton and Gurney’s in Montauk, and a ride in an authentic WW2 fighter plane.

TICKETS:  $200 in advance, $250 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite Gimme Shelter 5th Annual Summer Benefit

MORE INFO:  Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue or call (631) 903-9215