Long Island has a lot of local attractions and events that you can enjoy with your pets. On this page we’re providing links to ways that you and your pet can enjoy our Town of Brookhaven and greater community together.
Please, to ensure the safety of yourself, your pet, and others anytime you anticipate taking your pet into public, make sure they are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and are appropriately restrained with a leash or harness. Identification with a microchip is also highly recommended for pets that go out in public due to the possibility of them bolting if startled. We have also had reports of pets getting infested with ticks at certain locations, so make sure that before you go your pet is on their monthly flea, tick and heartworm preventative medication!
Participation in any one location may have requirements specific to that area, follow park rules at all time so that our pets may always be welcomed. Always remember to pick up your pet’s poop to keep these places sanitary for everyone. We want to go home with treasured memories, not stinky shoes!
If you know of a pet friendly location or activity on Long Island you would like to see included on this page, please do not hesitate to call 631-696-2400, or contact us via email at SuffolkVetGroup@optonline.net. We look forward to providing our families and friends with as much information about pet related activities on Long Island as possible.
LI-Dog Owners Group (LI-DOG)
This non-profit organization dedicated to promoting dog parks in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Their website has a great list of available parks all across Long Island.
Middle Island Dog Park
This dog park has off-leash play time and separate areas for large and small dogs. In order to participate you are required to have a Pooch Pass that you can apply for at the Brookhaven Town Clerk’s Office. You can visit the Middle Island Dog Park website to get directions from your home.
Location: 1075 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, New York 11953
Avalon Park & Preserve
One of the favorites parks of the Winkler Family, located in historic Stony Brook. Well-behaved dogs are allowed to accompany their families on hikes along the beautiful trails as long as they remain on leash. Be advised that there are ducks and geese at The Mill Pond, and if your dog is highly excitable, please avoid this part of the park. The park is free to the public, and relies on volunteers to keep its well-maintained lushness. Remember to carry a poop bag and other trash bags, as this park is a carry-in/carry-out location, and cleaning up after your pet and your picnic is the polite thing to do.
Location: 200 Harbor Road, Stony Brook, New York 11790
Blydenburg County Park
This county park has an off-leash designated area, and allows well-behaved dogs to remain on leash through the rest of the park. It requires a Green Key Pass for the Memorial Day through Labor Day season, but is free to the public for the rest of the year. Visit the website to read the rules to ensure you and your family have a great time.
Location: Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454) in Smithtown
If there is a location you’d like us to include on this list, please call 631-696-2400.