DON'T FORGET: DEADLINE FOR VACCINATION CERTIFICATES IS 2 P.M. 9/22. Read below for details on how to get them to us.
The LI-DOG Pack WalkTM at Blydenburgh County Park is on! The Suffolk County Parks Dept. approved our permit to hold a group on-leash walk at Blydenburgh on Sat., Sept. 24! This will be LI-DOG’s first Pack WalkTM in a Suffolk County Park.
Pack Leader Dogs Liberty and Scout check out the Blydenburgh Trail
Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown is a beautiful, 627-acre park that has multiple trails for on-leash dog walking. For our Pack Walk, we’ve scoped out a great 1.6-mile walk along two broad, mostly flat dirt trails that are well shaded by trees. The walk will take approximately 35 to 40 minutes and will start and end on the big field next to the Blydenburgh Dog Park, where there is ample parking. There is a longer, 6-mile loop trail around Stump Pond in the middle of the park for anyone who’s more ambitious, but our Pack Walk will stick to the shorter walk.
Please be aware that there can be horses on the trail, especially on the more northern trails in the park. In any case, dogs must be kept on leash at all times and, of course, be picked up after. Also, while there is water available in the dog park, you may want to bring water for you and your dog on the trail.
Please be aware that the Suffolk County Parks Dept. has mandated special requirements for this Pack Walk:
We need to document that each of the dogs who comes on our walk has their rabies vaccination. The Parks Dept. is looking for the paper document the vet gives you when your dog is vaccinated—a Rabies Vaccination Certificate. These certificates should be scanned and emailed to us at [masked] or faxed to us at[masked] by Thurs. afternoon, Sept. 22nd. That's our deadline for getting the certificates into the Parks Dept.
We also have to pay a permit fee, which will cost us $3 per person. LI-DOG will pay the fee, but we’d appreciate any help you can give us in defraying our costs. Please see one of our Pack Leaders on Sat. to find out how.
Please note: because of the deadline for proof of vaccination, RSVP’s for this walk will close at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 22nd.
We will work with the Suffolk Parks Dept. in the future to alleviate some of these unique requirements, which other Parks Dept.'s do not mandate. In the meantime, we hope to see you and your dog for our first Pack Walk at Blydenburgh County Park!
Don't forget to check back here on Friday night or Sat. morning for any weather-related changes.