LI-DOG


06/02/2019 – LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!

Our 2018 Photo Contest Winners Phoenix and Griffin! Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!
Sunday, June 2nd, 12 pm – 4 pm
Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill
31 Baker Pl., Patchogue, NY 11772

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Leash up your pup and join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue for the LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty! Enjoy beautiful views, a great BBQ, tropical drinks, live music, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups!

There will be many fun games with chances to win exciting prizes for both people and pups.  Participate in the “Biggest Lap Dog” contest – always a fan favorite! Pups can also “Hang Ten” on surfboards for the “Surf’s Up” Photo Contest. Pups (and people): Be sure to come decked out in your favorite summer outfits and pose for memorable summer photos at the surf hut. Visit the raffle table to take a chance at winning one of the many great raffle baskets and prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

Sit and take in the views as you enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill–complements of Off-Key Tikkilisten to summer jams, and sip delicious tropical drinks. Truly a special day to spend with your dogs!

NOTE: Advanced ticket sales are closed. You may buy tickets at the door for $20 per person (dogs are free!).

This is a fundraising event to benefit LI-DOG – The Long Island Dog Owners Group. Donations support LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their pups. 

We look forward to seeing you and your dog at our Surf’s Up Summer Pawty on June 2nd!

 


.06/02/2019 – LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!

LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty!
Sun., June 2nd, 12 pm – 4pm
Off-Key Tikki, Patchogue

Leash up your pup and join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue for the LI-DOG Surfs Up Summer Pawty! Enjoy beautiful views, delicious food, tropical drinks, live music, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups. Discounted Advance Tickets Now Available! Visit LI-DOG Surf’s Up Summer Pawty! for all the details.


04/18/2019 – LI-DOG April Meeting!

 

Tom Brandewiede Leading the Pack Walk

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG April Meeting
Thurs., April 18th, 7 – 9PM
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
Plainview, NY (Google Map)

 

Spring is officially here and LI-DOG’s popular dog-friendly events are just getting going. We have our big LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens coming up soon plus we’re starting to plan our popular Surf’s Up Summer Pawty at Off-Key Tikki!

We’re also working on our goal of getting more access to Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches for LI dog owners and their pups. We have news on FOUR dog park projects in parks around Long Island plus we’re planning a major new campaign to get more access to beaches.

Want to be a part of our successful campaigns and fun events? Join us for our April 2019 Meeting THIS Thurs. at the Plainview Library!

RSVP

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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We hope to see you Thurs. evening!


01/19/2019 – New Year New Resolve LI-DOG Jan. 2019 Meeting

 

Photo Credit: Haley Deecken

NEW YEAR, NEW RESOLVE:
Make Long Island More Dog-Friendly!

LI-DOG January 2019 Meeting
Thurs., Jan. 24th, 7-9PM

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY

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Join us for our January meeting as we map out our agenda for the New Year in our continued quest to make Long Island more dog-friendly. As we endure the “bone” chilling temps outside, it’s actually time for us to get our plans in gear so that we and our dogs can enjoy the outdoors in Spring and beyond. It’s “snow” fun when our pooches are not welcome to join us at so many of Long Island’s parks and beaches. We’ve made tremendous progress in recent years, but there’s more to do!

At LI-DOG, our mission is to continue to expand dog owner access to public parkland. In addition to helping to create dog parks, LI-DOG also strives for more ON-LEASH access to public trails and parks as well as off-leash access to Long Island’s many miles of public beaches.

Tops on our 2019 list:

  •  More on-leash access to Nassau County parks and Town of Oyster Bay and Hempstead parks
  •  New dog parks in the Towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead
  • Access to a beach in the Town of Hempstead
  • Increased access to Suffolk County beaches and continued open access to Mud Creek Beach

We’ll also discuss our upcoming events that we need volunteers for including:

  • Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens
  • LI-DOG’s Pints N Paws Luau
  • A Beach Meetup, and
  • LI-DOG’s Pack Walks

We’re always looking for volunteers to help make our initiatives happen. We need YOU, the dog loving (and VOTING public), to lend your voice and time.

Find out more and get details on how to join us at the LI-DOG Jan. 2019 Meeting!

(Please be aware that the library only allows service dogs.)

RSVP
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or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

Let us know if you can come!


.10/18/2018 – Let’s Get Ready for 2019 LI-DOG Events Meeting

 

Group Shot April 2018 OWG Pack Walk

“Let’s Get Ready for 2019!”
LI-DOG Events Meeting

Thurs., Oct. 18th, 7- 9pm
Plainview-Old Bethpage Library

LI-DOG keeps the dog-friendly fun continuing year-round but it all wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of our dedicated volunteers. Have an idea for an event or thoughts on how to make an event extra special? Let us know and help to plan our next year of dog-friendly fun for people and pups! To learn more visit Let’s Get Ready for 2019 LI-DOG Events Meeting!


10/20/2018 – PuppyUp Long Island Walk

 

PuppyUp Long Island Walk
Saturday, October 20th,   11AM – 2PM
Blydenburgh Park
Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown
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Join the walk against canine cancer with PuppyUp and help fundraise for canine  cancer research. Registration begins at 11:00 followed by Opening Ceremonies and a 2 mile walk through beautiful Blydenburgh Park at 12:30. There will be food, music, vendors, and fun for the whole family!

PuppyUpwalk.org calls the event “a day to honor and recognize those who have survived or are battling cancer, and memorialize those whose lives have been lost to this disease”.

For additional information visit the  The PuppyUp Website


.10/07/2018 – LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch

 

LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch
Sunday October 7th, 11AM-3PM
The Refuge, Melville, NY

 

Get ready for a Sunday brunch you and your pup can enjoy together at our LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch at the Refuge! Relax on the beautiful outdoor patio at The Refuge while dining on delicious food and drinks, plus dog treats for our pup. For more info please visit LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch!


10/07/2018 – LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch

 

 

LI-Dog Barkin’ Brunch
Sunday October 7th, 11AM-3PM
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd, Melville, NY

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Get ready for a Sunday brunch you and your pup can enjoy together at our LI-DOG Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge! Relax on the beautiful outdoor patio at The Refuge while dining on delicious food, drinks, and dog treats. There will be drink specials, the chance to win some beautiful raffle baskets, and you can learn more about LI-DOG and our mission to gain access to Long Island beaches and parkland for Long Island dog owners and their dogs!

Seating for brunch outdoors on the patio is  limited so reservations are recommended, but not required, and can be made by calling The Refuge at 631-577-4444. For those just wanting to have a drink and mingle, the patio area has open seating with comfortable couches and a bar area.

Thank you to JoAnn Winkhart, The Refuge,  and Tito’s Vodka for their support and hospitality!

Pet Parent Essentials for The Brunch

Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely.

Please note that while all well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, they are NOT permitted to enter the bar/restaurant area.

RSVP

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or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

This is a fundraising event for LI-DOG, so please come out and join us for LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Brunch at The Refuge on Sunday October 7th!

 


.09/22/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve

 

Edgewood Trail with BaileyLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Sat., Sept. 22nd, 10 a.m.
Deer Park, NY

Please note: We have changed the location of this Pack Walk™ to Southards Pond Park (see description above). Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve on Sat. morning, Sept. 22nd. This 843-acre nature preserve has miles of great trails for hiking, biking, jogging and, of course, dog walking! Get details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve! 


09/22/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains

 

Edgewood Trail with Bailey

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Sat., Sept. 22nd, 10 AM
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Commack Rd., Deer Park, NY
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Please note: We have changed the location of this Pack Walk™ to Southards Pond Park. Check out LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park for details. Please join LI-DOG for our first-ever Pack Walk™ at Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park! Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains is a state-owned, 843-acre nature preserve situated within the towns of Babylon, Huntington and Islip. It was the site of the former Edgewood State Hospital, which is long gone now.

The trails and paths in the preserve are ideal for hiking, biking, jogging, birding and, of course, dog walking! Old Commack Road, a paved 1.6- mile road that runs north-south and is now part of the preserve’s trail network is great for jogging and biking, especially for families with children. There are also many nice flat, pine needle-covered trails that are great for dog walking.

This LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–will start at the gazebo near the parking lot. At the beginning and at the end of our walk we will be following a trail that runs in front of a model airplane flying field. Please be mindful of the planes. We will post more details on the trail we will be walking nearer the date of our actual walk.

Because parking at the Preserve is limited, we have to limit this LI-DOG Pack WalkTM to 40 people.

RSVP

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or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

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

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Edgewood-Oak Brush Plains Preserve!