• LI-Dog Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve!

    Sands Point Preserve

    LI-DOG is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at beautiful Sands Point Preserve, the 216-acre former estate of the Guggenheim family! Our Pack-Walks - guided, group on-leash dog walks - are a great way for both you and your dog to socialize, while enjoying some of Long Island's most beautiful parks! Please join us for the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on Sat., June 22nd starting at 11 AM. Sands Point Preserve features multiple hiking trails on 200 acres of woods, beautiful lawns, a pond, fields and great views of the Long Island Sound! Please be aware that some of the trails may be a bit steep at times and have roots and rocks. We'll meet on the big lawn in front of Hempstead House, the former home of the Guggenheim family, where you'll also get great views of massive Castlegould, the carriage house and stables. We anticipate that the Pack Walk™ will take about an hour, but there will be opportunities to make the walk shorter for those who wish to. Once again this year we will be reserving some of the picnic tables, so bring your lunch. This year we could not reserve the tables on the great lawn, as they were already taken, but have reserved the two tables by the pond. If you have a folding chair, perhaps you could bring that and you and your pooch can join us while we have lunch overlooking the beautiful and peaceful Long Island Sound! PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach, nor in the houses and must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we'll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags - as clean up is a must. For more info about Sands Point, go to the Friends of Sands Point Preserve (http://sandspointpreserveconservancy.org/) website. There is an admission charge to Sands Point - $15 per car. Please arrive by 10:30 AM to sign in, so we can begin the walk promptly at 11 AM. We look forward to seeing you and your dog for LI-DOG's Pack Walk™ at Sands Point Preserve on June 22nd!

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  • LI-DOG Surf's Up Summer Pawty!

    Off Key Tikki

    Leash up your pup and join us on the beautiful waterfront at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue on Sunday, June 2nd for the LI-DOG Surf's Up Summer Pawty! Enjoy beautiful views, delicious food, 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 surf boards 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 raffle baskets and prizes generously donated by our sponsors. Sit and take in the view as you enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill--complements of Off-Key Tikki, listen to some summer jams and sip delicious tropical drinks. Truly a special day to spend with your dogs! Discount advance tickets are NOW available for $15 on the LI-DOG website at www.lidog.org/events. On the day of the event, tickets will be $20 at the door. PLEASE NOTE: DISCOUNT ADVANCE TICKET SALES END AT 6 P.M. SATURDAY NIGHT!! This is a fund raising event to benefit LI-DOG - The Long Island Dog Owner's Group. Donations support LI-DOG's work to increase access to parkland and beaches for Long Island dogs owners and their pets This is a dog-friendly event. Dogs must remain leashed on non-retractable leads at all times. We look forward to seeing you and your dog at our Surf's Up Summer Pawty!

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  • LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook! "Group 2"

    Please join LI-DOG for our first ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, NY. This park and preserve consists of 140 acres, part of which were once a residential area probably abandoned in the early 1900's. The 8 acres which make up Avalon Park were purchased in 1997 by the Paul Simons Foundation, which transformed the area into a series of woodland gardens and paths that celebrate the natural flora of Long Island. The Preserve area includes 76 acres of fields and forests and a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. There are some inclines and a few steps, but for the most part the trails are flat. During the walk we will also cross a small, narrow street. Due to park restrictions - we are going to split up this Pack Walk into two small groups. Group 1 will start at 9AM. Group 2 will start at 9:30AM. When you RSVP, please make sure you RSVP for the group which has the starting time that you want to walk. Please note all RSVP's MUST be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site as we must abide by the Park's rules for the size of our group. Given the limit on the size of our groups, we ask everyone to PLEASE keep your RSVP up-to-date. If you RSVP "yes" and find you can't make the Pack Walk, change your RSVP to "No" right away, so other people and pups can come. Thank you for your cooperation! The park's boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road across the street from The Grist Mill. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the Village Shopping center just past the park on Main Street. PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! This park has a strict on-leash policy that is enforced by the park's Rangers. Also, please do not bring Flexi Leads as we'll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags - as cleanup is a must. **In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 8 AM Saturday morning.** We hope you and your pup will join us on the 18th!

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  • LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook! "Group 1"

    Please join LI-DOG for our first ever Pack Walk™ at Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook, NY. This park and preserve consists of 140 acres, part of which were once a residential area probably abandoned in the early 1900's. The 8 acres which make up Avalon Park were purchased in 1997 by the Paul Simons Foundation, which transformed the area into a series of woodland gardens and paths that celebrate the natural flora of Long Island. The Preserve area includes 76 acres of fields and forests and a network of trails that provide access to all parts of the preserve. There are some inclines and a few steps, but for the most part the trails are flat. During the walk we will also cross a small, narrow street. Due to park restrictions - we are going to split up this Pack Walk into two small groups. Group 1 will start at 9AM. Group 2 will start at 9:30AM. When you RSVP, please make sure you RSVP for the group which has the starting time that you want to walk. Please note all RSVP's MUST be done on the LI-DOG Meetup site as we must abide by the Park's rules for the size of our group. Given the limit on the size of our groups, we ask everyone to PLEASE keep your RSVP up-to-date. If you RSVP "yes" and find you can't make the Pack Walk, change your RSVP to "No" right away, so other people and pups can come. Thank you for your cooperation! The park's boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road across the street from The Grist Mill. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the Village Shopping center just past the park on Main Street. PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! This park has a strict on-leash policy that is enforced by the park's Rangers. Also, please do not bring Flexi Leads as we'll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags - as cleanup is a must. **In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 8 AM Saturday morning.** We hope you and your pup will join us on the 18th!

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  • LI-DOG May Meeting: Surf's Up Pawty Planning!

    Plainview-Old Bethpage Library

    Spring is officially here and LI-DOG's popular dog-friendly events are off to a great start! Next up: our big Surf's Up Summer Pawty on Sun., June 2nd at Off-Key Tikki! Plus, we're getting ready for our first Pack Walk at Avalon Park and Preserve THIS Sat. to be followed by great walks in other beautiful LI parks and preserves this summer. We're also working on new dog park projects in Belmont Lake State Park, Gardiner Park and Oyster Bay. Want to be part of our upcoming events? Join us for our May 2019 meeting at the Plainview Library to get the details!

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  • LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival!

    LI-DOG cordially invites our canine families to LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens during their Spring Dog Festival! On Saturday, April 27th at 11:45 a.m. (FREE registration starting at 11 a.m.), please join LI-DOG as we spend a delightful hour on a guided tour of the beautiful, English-themed splendor of Old Westbury Gardens. There'll be plenty of spring’s budding horticultural treasures for our eyes and our fur babies’ noses to enjoy! Look for the blue LI-Dog Tent! The walk is almost all on flat ground and there are opportunities to shorten the walk for those who wish to do so. Make sure to bring poop bags--as clean-up is a must! -- and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds. Registrants for the Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket full of doggie toys and treats. Proceeds support LI-DOG’s work to gain more access to public parks and beaches for Long Island dog owners and their dogs. Make sure to stick around after the Pack Walk and enjoy the Old Westbury Gardens Spring Dog Festival with booths and exhibits from rescues, animal advocacy organizations including LI-DOG, and vendors of doggie goodies and gear. OWG’s Spring Dog Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. only. On Sunday April 28th, you will still be able to walk the grounds with your dog, but there will be no festivities. Dogs must be on-leash at all times when visiting the gardens and are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please no retractable leashes when on the Pack Walk as the dogs may become entangled. Dogs are also NOT allowed in the Walled Gardens. OWG admission fees are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over) and $7 children ages 7-17. OWG members, children under 6, and four-legged visitors are free! More Info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email [masked] (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up) or visit www.oldwestburygardens.org (http://www.oldwestburygardens.org/) and click on “Upcoming Events” and then “Calendar” for event details and a wonderful overview of their other spring events and programs. We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on Sat., April 27th! Directions: Please note when using your GPS, enter the full address 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568

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  • LI-DOG April Meeting!

    Plainview-Old Bethpage Library

    TONIGHT!! Want to help with fun, dog-friendly events like our upcoming Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens and our big Surf's Up Summer Pawty in June? Want to help support new dog park projects in Bayville and Belmont Lake State Park or get more access to LI beaches? Come to the LI-DOG April Meeting tonight!! 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!

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  • LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Belmont Lake State Park!

    Belmont Lake State Park

    LI-DOG is pleased to announce it will be hosting its first Pack Walk™ of 2019 on Saturday March 23rd - 11AM at Belmont Lake State Park, Exit 38N off the Southern State Pkwy. This is not only a great way for your dog to socialize and get exercise, but for you as well! So please join us at this beautiful NY State Park. THIS LI-DOG PACK WALK™ will take approximately an hour as we leisurely walk the wooded trails and around the lake at Belmont Lake State Park. The trails are flat and should be an easy walk for most people and dogs. The full walk will cover a little over two miles. A shorter opt-out path will cut the walk to about a mile. Feel free to hang out after the walk and make a day of it as Belmont Lake State Park has a lot to offer. BASIC RULES: • Dogs must remain on-leash at all times - No Exceptions! • Dogs are not allowed in the picnic & play areas nor in any buildings. • Bring water & poop bags to pick up after your companion! • Keep your RSVP up-to-date. Space is limited to 50 people. PHOTO'S - There are many great photo-ops, so bring your camera and share your photos here on Meetup! PARKING - The NYS parking fee of $8 is waived during the month of March. DONATIONS - Please note that we will not accept donations at this walk--park restrictions. If you would like to support LI-DOG and our Pack Walks™, please go to the LI-DOG Website http://www.lidog.org/ (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lidog.org%2F&h=ATPQ-sqk-lehZqTpZdzdbsHd8MrAGT2IV3FGi_tGhIHojxDz_065UswbDCRdIRceCIwJ2gLH0-p0YPoB95QJLJXdjs_0Dx7QqejRi4LNYDiQPMzMOxOefyAqizNfCvqxmeGxZpDUtjhT-Q) and look for the yellow "Donate" button. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you and your dogs for LI-DOG's first Pack Walk™ of 2019 at Belmont Lake State Park on Sat., March 23rd!

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  • LI-DOG Jan. 2019 Meeting - NEW YEAR, NEW RESOLVE: Make LI more Dog Friendly!

    NEW YEAR, NEW RESOLVE: Make LI more Dog-Friendly! LI-DOG Jan. 2019 Meeting 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.) Please RSVP and let us know if you can come!

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  • LI-DOG Pack Walk™ on the Nissequogue River Trail!

    Nissequogue River State Park (LIGTC)

    Please join LI-DOG for our final Pack Walk™ of the 2018 season as we walk the Nissequogue River Trail and a section of the dog-friendly trail at Kings Park Bluffs. Our Pack Walks will resume in the spring. For our November LI-DOG Pack Walk™, we’re planning a great 1.5-mile walk that offers a variety of scenery changes. We’ll start on a road that leads to a flat, wide gravel trail along the inlet for the Nissequogue River and then climb up some wooden stairs to a trail above the shoreline that has nice views over the water. We’ll then cut over to the Kings Park Bluffs portion of our walk. To get to the bluffs, we'll climb another short flight of wooden stairs that will take us onto a wooded trail that goes along the top of the bluffs. These bluffs have great views over the Long Island Sound. After another third of a mile or so, many of us will turn around and walk back along the trail to our starting point. The walk will take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long we stop to look at the views. Those dog owners and their pups who don’t mind dealing with more steepness and hills, however, will have the opportunity to continue the walk along the bluffs. This part of the bluff trail is more challenging, for sure, but the views are incredible--some of the best on Long Island! Please join us for what should be a GREAT final LI-DOG Pack Walk of 2018, whether you’re looking for nice walk in the woods or something a bit more challenging! PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES! Please do not bring Flexi Leads as we'll be walking in groups and people and dogs can get tangled. Also, please bring water and poop bags - as cleanup is a must. **In the event of inclement weather, please check Meetup or our Facebook group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 AM Saturday morning.* We hope you and your pup will join us on the 17th!

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