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Sagamore Hill's first-ever Dog Day

Fifteen employees at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Fifteen employees at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site dug out porcelain berry and other invasive plants from the meadow of the historic cow pasture. (Dec. 3, 2011) Credit: Carl Corry

In celebration of National Park Week, The Friends of Sagamore Hill will host its first annual Dog Day for visitors and their pets at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on April 21.

The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is inspired by the dogs the Roosevelts cared for during their 60 years on the estate and the dog walkers who have continued to visit the site while Theodore Roosevelt’s house has been closed since December 2011 for a major restoration.

The free event is billed as being for “all friendly, well-behaved, leashed dogs.”

The special guest is Rick Caran and Team Jilli Dog. At 1 p.m., Caran and his puppies will be performing tricks. In addition, Caran will provide training tips.

At 2 p.m., The Friends of Sagamore Hill will host contests, including best dog costume and best tricks. In addition, prizes will be available for the oldest dog, youngest dog, smallest dog and biggest dog.

There will be a doggy comfort station with plastic bags available, although participants are encouraged to bring their own dog waste provisions as well.

Gooseberry Grove of Oyster Bay will be on hand selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Leashes and other canine accessories, including bowls and books of interest to dog owners, will be available for sale in the Eastern National Bookstore.

 

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