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

 

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

(Google Map)

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

LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook 
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

LI-DOG on Meetup 
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!


10/27/2018 – Nassau Barkfest 2018

6th Annual Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest & Parade
Saturday, Oct. 27th Rescheduled to Sat., Nov. 3rd, 1 – 4PM
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater 
Eisenhower Park, E. Meadow (Parking at fields 6 and 6A)

(Google Map)

Please note: Due to bad weather, Barkfest has been rescheduled to Sat., Nov. 3rd Do you and your furry friend love a great Howl-o-ween party? Does your pup want to take part in a Howl-o-ween Costume Parade and perhaps win a great prize? Then Nassau Barkfest is guaranteed to offer both of you a howling good time!

Dress up in your Howl-o-ween finest–be it pretty, silly, scary or downright ghostly – and join us. Costume judging will begin at 2:30pm. LI-DOG, rescue groups and other animal-friendly organizations will be there to help celebrate. All pets must be on leash and, as always, picked up after.

Nassau Barkfest is sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and K98.3 radio. Admission is FREE, but all participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food for families who are facing difficult financial times and need help feeding their pets.

For more information about Nassau Barkfest, call 516-315-6686 or email KGrilliRobles@PDCN.org.

We hope to see you – and your dogs in costume(!)–at Nassau Barkfest on Nov. 3rd!


.10/27/2018 – Nassau Barkfest 2018

Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest and Parade!
Sat., Nov. 3rd,  1 – 4PM 
Eisenhower Park, E. Meadow

Do you and your furry friend love a great Howl-o-Ween party? Will your pup enjoy a big costume contest and parade and maybe win a great prize? Then, join LI-DOG and other animal advocacy organizations for Nassau Barkfest! Please note this event has been rescheduled from Oct. 27th to Sat., Nov. 3rd due to inclement weather. For more information, check out Nassau Barkfest 2018. 


.08/18/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa Preserve

 

Group Shot from Pack Walk Aug. 2017LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve!
Sat., Aug. 18th, 10 AM – Noon
Massapequa Park, NY

How does a nice, easy walk along a shaded path in the woods with your dog on a summer morning sound? Want to meet other dog owners and their pups? If all that sounds good, join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve on Sat., Aug. 18th! For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Massapequa Preserve.