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A dog attends the Dowling College dog walk (Credit: Bill Davis)

A dog attends the Dowling College dog walk fundraiser to benefit the Town of Islip Animal Shelter. (April 10, 2010)

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Roxie, a miniature schnauzer, enjoys playing outdoors in
(Credit: Patricia Little)

Roxie, a miniature schnauzer, enjoys playing outdoors in Brentwood.

Roxie, a miniature schnauzer, enjoys playing outdoors in
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Roxie, a miniature schnauzer, enjoys playing outdoors in Brentwood, NY. Photo credit: Patricia Little

Roxie, a miniature schnauzer, enjoys playing outdoors in
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Roxie, a miniature schnauzer, enjoys playing outdoors in Brentwood.

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A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008
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A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008 Everything Jake IV event, a dog - disc competition held annual in Gillette Park in Sayville. (July 2008)

A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008
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A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008 Everything Jake IV event, a dog - disc competition held annual in Gillette Park in Sayville. (July 2008)

A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008
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A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008 Everything Jake IV event, a dog - disc competition held annual in Gillette Park in Sayville. (July 2008)

A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008
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A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008 Everything Jake IV event, a dog - disc competition held annual in Gillette Park in Sayville. (July 2008)

A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008
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A dog catches a frisbee in the 2008 Everything Jake IV event, a dog - disc competition held annual in Gillette Park in Sayville. (July 2008)

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Jim Franklin of Levittown really is
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Jim Franklin of Levittown really is "man's best friend" with some of the dogs enjoying an outing in the dog run at Cedar Creek Park. (May 19, 2010)

Beau, a 3 year old standard poodle, keeps
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Beau, a 3 year old standard poodle, keeps his eye on the ball held by his owner Theresa Neary of Farmingdale, during an outing in the dog run at Cedar Creek Park. (May 19, 2010)

Delle, a 1 year-old Australian shepherd makes a
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Delle, a 1 year-old Australian shepherd makes a perfect catch as she plays frisbee with her owner, Jane Cumming of Halesite, in a Huntington dog park. (April 27, 2010)

Delle, a 1 year-old Australian shepherd keeps her
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Delle, a 1 year-old Australian shepherd keeps her eyes on the frisbee, which her owner, Jane Cumming of Halesite, throws as they play in a Huntington dog park. (April 27, 2010)

Dennis Curry of Babylon Village walks his dog
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Dennis Curry of Babylon Village walks his dog Dutch through Argyle Park in Babylon. (April 25, 2010)

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Baylee Cravotta, the beagle spokesdog for the PUPS
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Baylee Cravotta, the beagle spokesdog for the PUPS for Parkinson's Dog Walk, steps off at the beginning of the mile-long walk around Belmont Lake to benefit Parkinson's disease research. (April 18, 2010)

The three top dogs in the costume contest
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The three top dogs in the costume contest that followed the 6th Annual Pups for Parkinson's Walk show off their finery. The walk was held at Belmont Lake State Park. From left, second place winner Jombie the "disco dog," first place winner Lucy the beagle, wearing a spring dress, and Squirt the reluctant groom. (April 18, 2010)

NORTH BABYLON, NY--April 18, 2010--Shown are the three
(Credit: Photo by KEVIN P. COUGHLIN)

NORTH BABYLON, NY--April 18, 2010--Shown are the three top dogs, and their owners, in the costume contest that followed the 6th Annual Pups for Parkinson's Walk at Belmonth Lake State Park Sunday April 18, 2010. From left is Catherine Bradley of Oyster Bay and her second place winning dog Jombie the "disco dog", in the middle is frst place winner Lucy the beagle, wearing a spring dress with handlers Laura Cianchetta and Glen McLaughlin and at right is Robin Stolz of Smithown and third place winner "Squirt" the reluctant groom. (photo by Kevin P. Coughlin)

A dog attends the Dowling College dog walk
(Credit: Bill Davis)

A dog attends the Dowling College dog walk fundraiser to benefit the Town of Islip Animal Shelter. (April 10, 2010)

Lauren Moscater of Centereach holds her dog Kali,
(Credit: Photo by Ed Betz)

Lauren Moscater of Centereach holds her dog Kali, in a Stony Brook park as Kali is admired by Isabella Gregory, 1, her father Michael Gregory, her mother, Melissa Gregory, and sister Samantha, 4, all from Selden. (March 20, 2010)

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STONY BROOK, NY, March 20, 2010: Lauren Moscater,
(Credit: Photo by Ed Betz)

STONY BROOK, NY, March 20, 2010: Lauren Moscater, of Centereach, sits with her dog Kali, in a park in Stony Brook, NY, Friday, March 20,2010. Photo by Ed Betz

Lauren Moscater of Centereach takes advantage of the
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

Lauren Moscater of Centereach takes advantage of the beautiful weather and takes her dog Kali to the pond along Main street in Stony Brook on the afternoon of March 19, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Allana Drury, 29, of Glen Cove, walks along
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Allana Drury, 29, of Glen Cove, walks along the beach in Bayville with her dog Ferdinand. (March 9, 2010)

ROCKY POINT, NY MARCH 14, 2010: A large
(Credit: Photo by Ed Betz)

ROCKY POINT, NY MARCH 14, 2010: A large dog named Jackson, from Mt Siani, rides on a float during the St. Patrick's day parade in Rocky Point, NY, Sunday, March 14, 2010.

David Cubero with his dog, Sophie, poses with
(Credit: Ginny Munger Kahn, LI-DOG)

David Cubero with his dog, Sophie, poses with friends Katie Palamar and her dog, Chloe. They are the proud winners in the "Most Steps Taken" category for Long Island's first LI-DOG Dog Walk for Dog Parks. (Nov. 14, 2009)

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Michael Breslin of Commack and his dog Jack
(Credit: Ginny Munger Kahn, LI-DOG)

Michael Breslin of Commack and his dog Jack pose for a photo after being declared "Fastest Team Winners," in Long Island's first LI-DOG Dog Walk for Dog Parks in Smithtown. (Nov. 14, 2009)

Several winners from Long Island's first Dog Walk
(Credit: Ginny Munger Kahn, LI-DOG)

Several winners from Long Island's first Dog Walk for Dog Parks. From left, Pamela Schmidlin of Smithtown and her dog Skyler, Mark Maldanado of Greenlawn and his dog Molly; Dawn Farina of West Babylon and Rocky; Kristina DeMarco of Manorville and Duncan; Allison Butcher of East Northport and Apollo; Andres Oranges of Huntington and Casey, and Janet Rock of Middle Island.

Chris Fedorczak, of Hicksville, and his dog Ruby
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

Chris Fedorczak, of Hicksville, and his dog Ruby finish first in the 5K in a race billed as LI's first people-and-dog race in Smithtown. (November 14, 2009)

Runners and their dogs stand at the starting
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Runners and their dogs stand at the starting line in a race billed as LI's first people-and-dog race in Smithtown. (November 14, 2009)

Joe Patalano and his dog Namina, a Xoloitzcuintli
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Joe Patalano and his dog Namina, a Xoloitzcuintli originating from Mexico, at the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 26, 2009)

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Catherine and Jack Zimel with their dogs Ruby
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Catherine and Jack Zimel with their dogs Ruby and Frank attend the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 26, 2009)

Dog lovers converge at the Dog Show at
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Dog lovers converge at the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay (Sept. 26, 2009)

Lily Mancini from New Milford, Conn., shows off
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Lily Mancini from New Milford, Conn., shows off her dog Jason at the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay (Sept. 26 2009)

Lily Mancini from New Milford, Conn., continues her
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Lily Mancini from New Milford, Conn., continues her time in the spotlight with Jason at the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park (Sept. 26, 2009)

Breeder Ana Franzoso from Westchester shows off Zafira
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Breeder Ana Franzoso from Westchester shows off Zafira Bint Rashid Von Haussman, a Chilean Afghan Hound belonging to Ramon Podesta, at the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 26, 2009)

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Breeder Ana Franzoso from Westchester shows off Zafira
(Credit: Pablo Corradi)

Breeder Ana Franzoso from Westchester shows off Zafira Bint Rashid Von Haussman, a Chilean Afghan Hound belonging to Ramon Podesta, at the Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 26, 2009)

August 1, 2009, Port Washington: Christopher Belz laughs
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August 1, 2009, Port Washington: Christopher Belz laughs as he holds the family dog, Buddie,age 6, which came from North Shore Animal League America, who is happily eating some birthday cake fed to him by Chris's father, Larry. Watching are his sisters, Samantha, age 14, and Stephanie, age 6. They are from Point Lookout and are at the DOGust the 1st celebration held at the animal league to celebrate the birthdays of all the dogs.This is the 2nd annual celebration of the event. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

Jared Epstein, Mindy Zwieback and their dog Madison
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Jared Epstein, Mindy Zwieback and their dog Madison at Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Field in Bridgehampton NY, Saturday August 1st 2009. Photo by Gina Tomitz

August 30, 2009; Shirley, NY: A woman takes
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by James Carbone)

August 30, 2009; Shirley, NY: A woman takes advantage of near empty Smithpoint County Beach Sunday morning as she walks her dog on the beach.

In Riverhead, Debbie Cromarty, daughter of the owners
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

In Riverhead, Debbie Cromarty, daughter of the owners of Riverhead Raceway, finishes the three-lap walk around the track with a rescue dog named Shen. The Checkered Flag Dog Walk was hosted by the North Shore Animal League America and the NASCAR Foundation. (Aug. 29 2009)

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In Riverhead, Molly the St. Bernard is introduced
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

In Riverhead, Molly the St. Bernard is introduced to a rescued long-haired Chihuahua, Happy Pinz, before they both took part in a three-lap walk around Riverhead Raceway. The Checkered Flag Dog Walk was hosted by North Shore Animal League America and the NASCAR Foundation. (Aug. 29 2009)

In Riverhead, dogs and their owners get their
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

In Riverhead, dogs and their owners get their motors revved up during a three-lap walk around Riverhead Raceway. The Checkered Flag Dog Walk was hosted by the North Shore Animal League America and the NASCAR Foundation. (Aug. 29 2009)

Barbara Buscareno of Huntington watches her Irish setter,
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Barbara Buscareno of Huntington watches her Irish setter, Winslow, as he clears a hurdle while practicing agility in Northport, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2009)

OYSTER BAY, NY. FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009. Archie,
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OYSTER BAY, NY. FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009. Archie, a 2 year-old rottweiler gets ready to participate in today's Ladie's Kennel Association Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum.

OYSTER BAY, NY. FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009. Betsy,
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OYSTER BAY, NY. FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009. Betsy, a 5 year-old Pomeranian participates in today's Ladie's Kennel Association Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum.

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August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by Danielle Finkelstein)

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show dogs and inexperienced younger puppies are welcome to participate in classes held by Long Island Agility, offering agility training classes Sundays in Huntington.

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
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August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show dogs and inexperienced younger puppies are welcome to participate in classes held by Long Island Agility, offering agility training classes Sundays in Huntington.

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by Danielle Finkelstein)

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show dogs and inexperienced younger puppies are welcome to participate in classes held by Long Island Agility, offering agility training classes Sundays in Huntington.

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by Danielle Finkelstein)

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show dogs and inexperienced younger puppies are welcome to participate in classes held by Long Island Agility, offering agility training classes Sundays in Huntington.'

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by Danielle Finkelstein)

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show dogs and inexperienced younger puppies are welcome to participate in classes held by Long Island Agility, offering agility training classes Sundays in Huntington.

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August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
(Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein)

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show dogs and inexperienced younger puppies are welcome to participate in classes held by Long Island Agility, offering agility training classes Sundays in Huntington.

Actress Aida Turturro with her dog Buddy during
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Actress Aida Turturro with her dog Buddy during a Celebrity Dog Agility Exhibition presented by the ASPCA during the opening day of the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug 23, 2009.

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