Patchogue


.08/26/2017 – LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup II

 

Chloe Running on Beach at Mud Creek

 

LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup II
Sat., Aug. 26th, 10AM – Noon
Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach, Patchogue

 

In response to popular demand–by people and pups–we will hold LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup II at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach on Sat., Aug. 26th. Spend time at the beach with your dog and other dog-lovers and their canine companions letting your pup frolic in the sand and the gentle waters of the Great South Bay. Get all the details at LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup II.


.07/06/2017 – LI-DOG 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau Thanks

 

 

 

LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau Gets Summer of 2017 Off to a Fun Start! The palm tree-studded patio of Off-Key Tikki Waterside Grill was the perfect setting for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau on Sunday afternoon, July 11th. The event featured games, raffles, a BBQ, tropical drinks, music and more! To see photos and get all the details including links to all the generous sponsors who helped make the event so successful, go to LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau Thanks!


07/06/2017 – LI-DOG 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau Wrap Up and Thanks

 

Summer of 2017 Gets Off to a FUN Start at

LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau!

 

Clyde Cools Off at the Luau–Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG welcomed the summer of 2017 with a puppy party on the beautiful waterfront patio of Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill in Patchogue. The palm-tree studded venue was the perfect setting for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-PawsTM Luau on Sunday afternoon, June 11th!

The event featured games, raffles, a barbeque generously donated by Off-Key Tikki, tropical drinks, a tropically-themed photo set for selfies, and music provided by Off-Key Tikki’s band plus our own MC-extraordinaire Mike Kaplow.  Even though it was a very hot day, the palm trees, umbrellas and kiddie pools kept people and pups cool and comfortable.

Many guests—human and canine—were dressed in Island attire and were greeted by Laura Paesano of Laura Pea Photography with a welcome photo by the palm trees. Check out all of Laura’s wonderful photos and her great write up of the Luau at: http://www.laurapeaphotography.com/blog/photos-from-the-pints-n-paws-luau-61117

LI-DOG Luau

Photo Credit: Laura Pea Photography

Pom-and-Girl-with-Leis

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Luau

Photo Credit: Laura Pea Photography

Our contests—Biggest Lap Dog, Silliest Dog Trick and Best Dressed Doggie and Me Margaritaville Contest–had some fierce competition as fur babies of all sizes—from tea cup to terrier to tremendous—participated. Congratulations to our winners and thanks to our outstanding team of judges: Sean Desmond, Lana Bongiovi, and Heidi Walker of our Special Guest Yorkie911 Rescue who were there with adorable adoptable pups!

Photo Credit: Laura Pea Photography

Photo Credit Karen Marie

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luau Sponsors CollageWith almost 20 graciously-donated baskets raffled off, lots of pooches—and their human parents–had extra toys and treats to take home. Great thanks and much appreciation to all our raffle basket sponsors including: Laura Pea Photography, Deb’s Healthy Pet Center, LI Canine Class, All Island Pet Supplies, Joelle Siemers of Netter Real Estate, TLC Doggy Day Spa, Dog House Boarding, The Refuge, Cloud Star Treats, Earth Rated Poop Bags,  Jones Natural Chews, Petrageous Designs, Craft Kitchen & Tap House, and Coastal Pet Products.  PLUS, all our friends who donated baskets in honor of their dogs and to support LI-DOG including: Amanda Muller, Dawn Licona, Joann Garguola, Kim Varvaro of Husse Dog Food and One Paw Out the Door Training, Nikki and Kenny Koperda, Rise Armell and Sherri Hsiu of collarcrush.etsy.com.

Your donations helped make our 2nd Annual Pints-n-PawsTM Luau the most successful fundraising event ever for LI-DOG!

Plus, special thanks to our accommodating and generous host, Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill, for providing the BBQ and welcoming us back to their awesome place!

Logo for Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill

Also, major thanks to both of our photographers, Laura Paesano of Laura Pea Photography and our colleague Joann Garguola, for their great shots of dogs and people. Check out their photos and lots of others on the LI-DOG Meetup and the LI-DOG Facebook Group. Thanks also to Joann for making the amazing pineapple palm tree display and fruit salad!

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

Our Luau would not have been as successful and fun without LI-DOG’s amazingly creative and talented event organizers—Marie Amsterdam, Joann, and Irene Rabinowitz. Thank you to all three for making the Luau so successful!

Plus, we had a large crew of GREAT volunteers including: Sean and Sam Desmond, Vicky Lick, Danielle Scala, Suely Vera, Barbara Striegel, Karen Dikeman, Melanie Katz, Judy Dickson, Nicole and Roy Casimir, Bryce and Lloyd Amsterdam, Lana Bongiovi, Sherri Hsiu, Lynn Kay Kosefsky along with LI-DOG Board member Chris Laubis.

Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to making this a great event!

 

 


07/15/2017 – LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup at Mud Creek Dog Beach


 

LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup 

Sat., July 15th, 10AM – 12PM (Rain date Sun., July 16th)

Mud Creek County Park
450 Roe Ave., E. Patchogue, NY (Google Map)

 

Spend some time at the beach with Fido and the great folks of LI-DOG for some summer fun at LI-DOG’s Barkin’ Beach Meetup at the Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach!  Join us at Mud Creek in East Patchogue for a couple of hours letting our furry friends frolic in the sand and surf of the Great South Bay! There’ll be plenty of exercise to be had running along the coastline as Mud Creek is an off-leash dog beach. Complimentary bagels will be provided and we will have water for humans and dogs throughout the event. Bring your own towel and beach chairs!

A clean-up of the Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach will start at 8:30 a.m., so if you and your fur baby would like a little extra time in the sun, please join us in getting the area ready for our event.

Please note: Mud Creek is a natural borders dog park, which means it is not fenced. For everyone’s safety, please only bring dogs that are well-socialized—used to playing with other dogs off-leash—and that will reliably come when called. Please– NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES.

Mud Creek has no amenities and is considered “carry-in, carry-out” (i.e. no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, no bathrooms and no water fountains). LI-DOG will have extra water and poop bags on hand, but please help us make the event a success by remembering to bring these items.

Parking is on the street and there is a narrow path to the water.

RSVP
LI-DOG on Meetup
LI-DOG on Facebook
or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

We hope to see you and your dogs on Saturday, July 15th at the beach!

It is with the public’s donations, we are able to offer events like these!

 

 

 

 


06/11/2017 – LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau

LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau

Sun., June 11th, Noon – 4 p.m.

Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill

31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772 (Google Map)

li-dog's 2nd annual pints-n-paws - Chupa in a pink lei and shades

Chupa Channels the Pints-n-Paws Luau Vibe Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

Kick off the Dog Days of Summer early by joining us for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau!

You and your dog are invited to join us at a Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau, Sunday, June 11th, from noon until 4 p.m. for a day filled with music, prizes, contests, hamburgers/hot dogs, and the spirit of Luau fun at tropically-themed Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue. This year we’ve added a Luau Photo Booth for fun photos of you and your pooch. We’ll have door prizes for our guests throughout the event and lots of raffle baskets generously donated by more than a dozen gracious sponsors who believe in our cause—more access to Long Island beaches, parks, and other places for us and our dogs!

ADMISSION TO LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual PINTS-N-PAWS™ LUAU:
$15 discounted advance tickets are available (see below). Please note: Advance ticket sales end Sat., June 10th at 6 p.m.
$20 admission at the door on the day of the event.

Click the “Buy Now” button below to purchase your Luau ticket. If you want more than one ticket, you can adjust the amount on the PayPal order site.       NOTE: The PayPal button has been commented out.

***Admission fee is per human (fur babies are free) and includes complimentary BBQ, free raffle ticket for door prizes, participation in contests, and unlimited drinks for Fido (only water since he’ll be DDD–designated dog driver!).

All proceeds benefit LI-DOG’s work to get more access to parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs.

LUAU DOGGY-AND-PEOPLE CONTESTS!

Margaritaville ‘Doggy-and-Me’ Costume Contest
You and Fido need to channel Jimmy Buffet—Hawaiian shirts, leis, coconut bras, grass skirts—the surfboard is the limit for this contest where the winner is the best-dressed, luau-themed pet parent AND fur baby. Yes, you and your dog must BOTH be dressed in Jimmy Buffet attire to enter this contest.

Biggest Lap Dog
Do you have a big guy who thinks all 120 pounds of him is still comfy on your lap? Then this is the contest for you! Disclaimer: we will be taking lots of photos for the hilarity of a St. Bernard on someone’s lap…

Silliest Dog Trick
For those of us with rebel dogs who won’t be satisfied just ‘sitting’—what’s the funniest trick your dog can do? Enter this contest to show everyone what Fido has learned under your tutelage.

Admission fee includes participation in contests, but you’ll need to sign up to play once you’re there. Contests will take place on Off-Key Tikki’s stage and on the large patio by the water. Even if your fur baby isn’t competing, come watch and cheer on a friend!

RAFFLES ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT:
Raffle tickets for our sponsor’s baskets can be purchased during the event:

1 ticket for $2
3 tickets for $5
7 tickets for $10
Arms-length of tickets for $20

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Luau Sponsors Collage

All Island Pet Supplies
Cloud Star
Deb’s Healthy Pet Center
Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags
Gear Tac K9
Jones Natural Chews
Long Island Canine Class
The Refuge
PetRageous

Logo for Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar and GrillPlus, a special THANK YOU to Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill for welcoming us on their big patio and waterside beach!

PET PARENT ESSENTIALS FOR THE LUAU:
Make sure to walk your dog outside the venue before entering, bring poop bags, and watch your dog closely.
Please note that while well-socialized and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed on the grounds of our venue, they are NOT permitted to enter the indoor bar/restaurant area.

We can’t wait to see you and your pooches at the Luau on Sunday, June 11th!


.6/11/2017 – LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau

 
 
li-dog's 2nd annual pints-n-paws luau Chupa in a pink lei and shades 

LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau
Sun., June 11th, Noon – 4 p.m.
Off-Key Tikki Bar & Grill
Patchogue, NY 11772

 
Kick off the Dog Days of Summer early by coming to LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau! You and your dog are invited to join us for a day filled with music, prizes, contests, hamburgers/hot dogs and the spirit of Luau fun at tropically-themed Off-Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill. Advance discounted tickets are NOW available. Get all the details at LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws ™ Luau.


.03/28/2017 – Paws for a Cause Walk to End Domestic Violence

Paws for a Cause Logo Updated 

Paws for a Cause
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-3pm
Fireman’s Park Patchogue, NY

Leash up your pup and join Paws For A Cause, a Walk to End Domestic Violence and animal abuse. This fun, family-friendly event has activities for people and pups! For all the exciting details, visit Paws for a Cause!


03/28/2017 – Paws For A Cause

 

Paws for a Cause Logo Updated 

Paws for a Cause
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-3pm
Fireman’s Park
10 Dewitt Ave, Patchogue (
Google Map)

 

Leash up your pup and join “Paws for a Cause” – a walk to bring awareness to domestic violence and animal abuse. This fun, family event has activities for both people and pups – food, crafts, pet vendors, children’s activities and music and entertainment. Participate in the pet parade, top dog contest and doggy games. Visit the “Smooch-A-Pooch Booth” and be a part of the Blessing of the Pets.

Admission is $15 (pre-registration) for 1 pet and up to 5 accompanying humans. $20 (at the door), $10 each additional pet; $5 each additional human. This event benefits L.I. Against Domestic Violence. To pre-register for this event visit the L.I. Against Domestic Violence Website.


.06/16/2016 – LI-DOG Pints-n-Paws Luau Gets Summer 2016 Off to Great Start!

 
 
 
Chupa in a pink lei and shades

 

LI-DOG Pints-n-Paws Luau Gets Summer 2016 Off to a Great Start! On Sun., June 12th, LI-DOG welcomed more than 90 people and their pups to Off-Key Tikki’s spacious courtyard and marina-side sand beach in Patchogue for an afternoon of cold drinks, barbecue fare, music, contests, raffles, and more! Go to Summer of 2016 Gets Off to a GREAT Start at LI-DOG Pints-n-Paws Luau to see photos and get the details.


06/16/2016 – LI-DOG Pints-n-Paws Luau Gets Summer 2016 Off to Great Start!

Summer of 2016 Gets Off to a GREAT start at LI-DOG

Pints-n-Paws™ Luau!

By Sam Desmond, LI-DOG Contributing Writer
Samantha@DesmondWCG.com

 

Chupa in a pink lei and shades

Chupa Feeling the Luau Vibe Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

The dog days of summer got off to a festive start at the LI-DOG Pints-n-Paws™ Luau at Off-Key Tikki  on Sunday, June 12th. LI-DOG welcomed more than 90 people and their pups on Off-Key Tikki’s spacious courtyard and marina-side sand beach for an afternoon of cold drinks, barbecue fare, music, contests, raffles, and a beautiful bay breeze off the water in Patchogue.

Photo of Man and Dog on Chair

Saylor Preps for Lap Dog Contest
Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

 

Our contests–Doggie Style Musical Chairs, Doggie and Me Margaritaville Costume Contest, Biggest Lap Dog, and Silliest Dog Trick–had some fierce competition as fur babies of all sizes—from tea cup to terrier to tremendous—participated. Thanks to our outstanding team of judges: Gerrie Cannastra, Sean Desmond, Rob Giglio of K9 Kingdom Dog Training and Heidi Walker of Yorkie911 Rescue.

 

 

 

 

Logo Collage for Pints-n-Paws Luau SponsorsWith over a dozen graciously-donated baskets raffled off and plenty of door prizes, lots of pooches had some extra toys to take home after spending a sunny day with their human and dog friends. Great thanks and much appreciation to all our raffle basket sponsors: Alliegene Personalized Designs, Dazzling Paws Jewelry, Henry Schein, K-9 Kingdom Dog Training, Laura Pea Photography, Pamper Ur Poochie Parlor, PetArmor, Sergeant’s, and ThunderShirt plus Cloud Star Treats, Earth Rated Poop Bags, Fluff & Tuff Plush Dog Toys, Jones Natural Chews, Petrageous Designs, Stella & Chewy’s, Viewpoint Photography and Wheatley Hills Discount Wine.

Plua, a special thanks to our generous host, Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar and Grill, for providing the BBQ and making the event as bright as the weather!

A BIG thank you! to our wonderful MC and Announcer Mike Kaplow who kept our guests entertained and the canine-appropriate music coming even when the band took a break.

Photo of Joann's Pineapple Pine Tree

Pineapple Palm Trees

Thanks to our photographers, Laura Paesano of Laura Pea Photography and our colleague Joann Garguolo, for their great shots of dogs and people. Check out their photos and lots of others on the LI-DOG Meetup Group and the LI-DOG Facebook Group. Thanks also to Joann for making the amazing pineapple palm tree display!

Girl Holding Her Corgi in Arms

Photo Credit: Laura Pea Photography

Our Luau would not have been as successful and fun without LI-DOG’s amazing event organizer Irene Rabinowitz, a crew of great volunteers including  Lynn Kay Kosefsky, Donna Lowe, Susan Mahlstedt, Debbie and Joanna Mudaro, Barbara Striegel, and Suely Vera plus the invaluable help of LI-DOG Board members Barbara Buscareno, Liz Haban, Peggy Heijmen and Chris Laubis.

Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to making this a great event!