Resolution to Finally Allow Dog Walking in Huntington Parks Introduced! Proposal Would Designate Trails for Dog Walking. Public Hearing Set for Tues., May 7th. Get all the details here!
We have our winners! LI-DOG has selected the top entries in our Bark for Parks Letter Writing Contest. Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who wrote such great letters. To see a list of the winners, go here.
Great article in Long Island Pet Press about the Rise of Dog Parks on LI. Story highlights why dog parks are so popular, joint efforts by public officials and dog owner groups like LI-DOG to get them created, and LI-DOG’s next goal—on-leash dog walking in LI parks! Click here to read the article.
Eisenhower Dog Park Now Open! The new dog park, which is the result of a campaign begun by LI-DOG in 2008, features small and large dog areas and covers about an acre in Nassau County’s premier park. For details on the dog park and how it came about, go to the Eisenhower Dog Park Now Open article.
Your Dog’s Health: Lyme and Other Tick Diseases. Don’t Take Them Lightly! Read what one local dog owner has learned about the prevalence of Lyme on LI and how to deal with it.
Town of Oyster Bay’s First Dog Park Opens in Massapequa! Grand Opening in June 2012 brings out dozens of dog owners and their dogs to celebrate with town officials and LI-DOG. To see photos, get the flyer and read more, go to the Massapequa Dog Park Opening article.
LI-DOG’s Take on Fees at West Hills County Park. LI-DOG responds to press reports about fees at West Hills, looks at how fees work at other County parks with dog parks, and explains why we recommended the site for the large dog park in the West Hills Park Fees story.
“One of the Best Years Ever for LI-DOG,” President Tells Annual Membership Meeting. To read what LI-DOG has accomplished and how it happened, go to the Annual Meeting article.
No Dog Park in Allen Park Plans; Petition Drive Suspended. LI-DOG expresses disappointment, but vows to continue working with the Town of Oyster Bay for more access to parks and beaches. For details, read the Allen Park article.
President’s Day/Post Valentine’s Day Pints & Paws a Big Success! Read the article to see a photo and all the people and businesses who helped make the event such fun.
Peconic Dog Park Expanded and Improved Thanks to Local Dog Owners. To read how the owners of the North Fork School for Dogs worked with Southold Town and other dog owners to improve the local dog run, go to the Peconic Dog Park article.
Valley Stream Dog Run Ready to Open in Spring 2012! To read how local residents, including one LI-DOG Board Member, helped make it happen, go to the article.
Finally, A Dog Park Site Commitment from Oyster Bay! To get the details on Oyster Bay’s plans for its FIRST dog park, go to the article.
Book Review - Unleashed Fury: The Political Struggle for Dog-Friendly Parks is a groundbreaking book that should be read by anyone interested in the off-leash issue. To read more about the book, read our review.
Cherry Ave. Dog Park in W. Sayville is Now Open! Details on how to find the dog park, its features, and a link to photos from the August 4th Ribbon Cutting Ceremony are in the Cherry Avenue Dog Park Opening article.
Central Suffolk Paws Created to Push for a new Brookhaven Dog Park. To get details about what you can do to help get more off-leash space created for you and your dog in Brookhaven, go to the article.
Parks Dept. Will Install New Fencing at Robinson Dog Park! Plans to upgrade the park include trash receptacles and a small dog area, which are detailed in the Robinson Dog Park article.
Gardiner Dog Park Proposal Envisions Private Financing and Public Fundraising. To read more about the proposal including potential sites for a dog park, go to the Gardiner article.
New Suffolk Dog Park to Open This Spring in W. Sayville! The third new dog park created under the Five New Dog Parks initiative of 2007, will be fenced and cover 1.5 acres. To get more details, go to the article on the new W. Sayville Dog Park.
LI-DOG Asks Suffolk Parks for Better Fencing, Garbage Collection at Robinson Dog Park. To see why new fencing is needed and what LI-DOG has proposed, go to the article about Robinson Farm Dog Park.
Dog Park at Gardiners Park Proposed by Local Dog Owner and Building Contractor. A private citizen has offered to build a dog park in Gardiners Park at no cost to the County. To read more, go to the article on Gardiners Park.
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LI-DOG Annual Membership Meeting to be held Wed., May 22nd at Eleanor Rigby’s in Mineola. We move from library books to a pub for our Annual Membership meeting! For details on what’s on tap and how to join us, check out our events page.
THE 6TH ANNUAL BROOKHAVEN CLEANUP will be held Saturday, May 18, 10AM at the proposed site for the Middle Country Dog Park, Boyle Rd. (North of Middle Country Rd. Selden, NY). For more information on this National Community Event, go to our events page.
Hound Howlabaloo 2013 will be held Saturday May 18th, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM at Wantagh Park Pavilion, Wantagh, NY. For more information on this event to benefit Tristate Basset Hound Rescue, go to our events page.
It’s time for the Third Annual “Port Jeff for Pets” Art Walk and Pet Adoption Event in scenic Port Jefferson, N.Y., May 18th and 19th. For more information, visit our events page.
The Dog Lovers’ Guide to the Good Life, by Carol Saxe and Hanita Blumfield, is an illustrated guidebook to fun places to go with your dog. The book features 33 drawings of dogs romping, surfing and socializing in such locations as the beach in East Hampton; dog parks and hotels in New York City; and dog camp in Vermont. Read our review
Organize DOGs (Dog Owner Groups) in Your Community! LI-DOG was originally organized by Huntington dog owners, but access to parkland is an major concern for all Long Island dog owners. Click here for help organizing DOGs in your community
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