LI-DOG Pooch a Palooza Luau

06/04/2023 – LI-DOG Pooch-a-Palooza Luau Cancelled

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola


LI-DOG Pooch-a-Palooza Luau Set for Sun., June 11th

Search is on for a New Venue

We are very sorry to announce that we must cancel our Pooch-a-Palooza Luau scheduled for next Sunday, June 11th .

The new ownership of what is now called Baja Boathouse is not honoring the contract we signed with Off-Key Tikki in March. In April, Off-Key Tikki was sold to Sunny Riverside Properties, an entity of LI restaurateur Lenny Oliva. At that time, we were assured our event would be “no problem.” Last week, however, when we called Baja Boathouse to confirm our date and do a walk-through, we were told “dogs are not welcome” at the restaurant.

We will, of course, refund the money people have paid for discounted advance tickets to the event. Those refunds will come early next week from LI-DOG’s PayPal account.

At this point, we are looking for a new venue for our summer fundraising event. We’re confident we’ll find another great outdoor space that will welcome dozens of patrons and their well-behaved pups.

We want to thank Off-Key Tikki for welcoming LI-DOG and our human and canine guests since 2015 for our big fundraising events. These events were not only a lot of fun but they were key to our fundraising efforts. Thanks to Mike Bruemmer, the owner of Off-Key Tikki, for his generous support for LI-DOG for so many years!

Thanks, everyone, for understanding. As soon as we have news on an alternative venue, we’ll let everyone know!