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A dog attends the Dowling College dog walk

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

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

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)

Jim Franklin of Levittown really is
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

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
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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

Baylee Cravotta, the beagle spokesdog for the PUPS
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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)

STONY BROOK, NY, March 20, 2010: Lauren Moscater,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Michael Breslin of Commack and his dog Jack
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz

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
Photo 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)

Catherine and Jack Zimel with their dogs Ruby
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Breeder Ana Franzoso from Westchester shows off Zafira
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Newsday Photo / Karen Stabile

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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Gina Tomitz

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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

In Riverhead, Molly the St. Bernard is introduced
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo Credit: John Dunn

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,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Newsday/Alejandra Villa

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,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Newsday/Alejandra Villa

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.

August 23, 2009: Huntington, NY: Both experienced show
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz

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.

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY AUG. 23, 2009.Actress Kristen Johnston sits
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by Ed Betz

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY AUG. 23, 2009.Actress Kristen Johnston sits with her dog Pinky during a Celebrity Dog Agility Exhibition presented by the ASPCA during the opening day of the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, NY, Sunday, Aug 23, 2009.

Jill Rappaport stands and her dog Peevy at
Photo Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz

Jill Rappaport stands and her dog Peevy at a Celebrity Dog Agility Exhibition presented by the ASPCA during the opening day of the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug 23, 2009.

Trekker takes a break in the shade at
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

Trekker takes a break in the shade at Pet-a-Palozza held at Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington. (Aug. 16, 2009)

Diane Biegler, left, holds chihuahua Juston Bobby, Jessica
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Diane Biegler, left, holds chihuahua Juston Bobby, Jessica Fickeisen, second left, holds terrier mix puppy Dillon, Jacqueline Bonura, second right, holds terrier mix puppy Barney, and Farrah Hruska, right, holds chihuahua Ray at Little Shelter in Huntington. (Aug. 13, 2009)

A volunteer named Janine and a female mixed
Photo Credit: Newsday/Julia Gaines

A volunteer named Janine and a female mixed bassett puppy who's up for adoption, get a chance to snuggle at the Little Shelter's adopt-a-thon in Huntington. (Aug. 20, 2009)

Alanna Mueller and Emily Rance pet Gidget, a
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

Alanna Mueller and Emily Rance pet Gidget, a rescued greyhound, at Pet-a-palozza at Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. (Aug. 16 2009)

Terrier mix puppy Dillon, left, and littermate Barney,
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Terrier mix puppy Dillon, left, and littermate Barney, await adoption at Little Shelter in Huntington. (Aug. 13 2009)

Dorothy Gentile holds Dutchie, who is up for
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

Dorothy Gentile holds Dutchie, who is up for adoption, at Pet-a-palozza at Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington. (Aug. 16 2009)

Alanna Mueller and Emily Rance pet Gidget, a
Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

Alanna Mueller and Emily Rance pet Gidget, a rescued greyhound up for adoption, at Pet-a-palozza held at Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington. (Aug. 16, 2009)

Ace, at left, a 2-year-old hound mix and
Photo Credit: Photo by Danielle Finkelstein

Ace, at left, a 2-year-old hound mix and Bentley, a 10-month-old puggle, play together at the the dog run at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn.

Dogs take over at Old Westbury Gardens on
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by William Perlman

Dogs take over at Old Westbury Gardens on Aug. 7, 2009. The event, "Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Night," offered a rare chance for pooches and their dogs to enjoy the estate grounds. (Photo by William Perlman)

Andy and Barbara Ostipwko of Baldwin take their
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by William Perlman

Andy and Barbara Ostipwko of Baldwin take their dog Lola for a stroll at Old Westbury Gardens on Aug. 7, 2009. The event, "Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Night," gave dogs and their owners a rare opportunity to enjoy the Old Westbury estate together. (Photo by William Perlman)

Clipper gets a rest in the stoller as
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by William Perlman

Clipper gets a rest in the stoller as owner Ken Wegweiser of Wantagh enjoys the day at Old Westbury Gardens on Aug. 7, 2009. The event, "Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Night," gave dogs and their owners a rare opportunity to enjoy the Old Westbury estate together. (Photo by William Perlman)

Liz Telias of North Woodmere holds Winnie in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by William Perlman

Liz Telias of North Woodmere holds Winnie in her arms as she texts away at Old Westbury Gardens on Aug. 7, 2009. The event, "Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Night," gave dogs and their owners a rare opportunity to enjoy the Old Westbury estate together. (Photo by William Perlman)

Nicole, Jessica and Eileen Pandolfo, their mom, walk
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by William Perlman

Nicole, Jessica and Eileen Pandolfo, their mom, walk with their dog Sookie at Old Westbury Gardens on Aug. 7, 2009. The Commack family was part of the event, "Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Night," which gave dogs and their owners a rare opportunity to enjoy the Old Westbury estate together. (Photo by William Perlman)

Wendy Saunders of Oyster Bay and her dog
Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo by William Perlman

Wendy Saunders of Oyster Bay and her dog Pinch get to know Beth Johnson of Merrick and her dog Scout on Aug. 7 2009 at Old Westbury Gardens. The event, "Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Night," gave dogs and their owners a rare opportunity to enjoy the Old Westbury estate together. (Photo by William Perlman)

Clyde, a 6-month-old basset hound owned by Wade
Photo Credit: Photo by Yana Paskova

Clyde, a 6-month-old basset hound owned by Wade Parziale, 10, strolls to the very edge of the dog park near Coindre Hall in Huntington.

Whose smile is bigger? At the first annual
Photo Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona

Whose smile is bigger? At the first annual Cutchogue Canine Classic, held in 2008, this happy pug clearly had an owner who was also an adoring fan. The day of games and contests for dogs and their owners organized by Borghese Vineyards.

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