Halloween Safety Tips & Pet Events Oct. 29-30, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Happy Halloween!! Yes, can you believe it, Halloween is this Monday already! This weekend there are a lot of pet friendly events happening on Long Island that will be a lot of fun for you and your furry ones.  I will be at some of these events with Wiggily Waggily (Nassau Barkfest & Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens) come by our booth to say hello.  Also, make sure to tag me in your pictures, IG/FB @wiggilywaggily.  I would love to see your pets in their costumes.  But before we get into the fun stuff, please take a moment to go over the safety recommendation from the ASPCA on how to keep your pet safe this Halloween.

Have a great and safe Halloween!

Xo Xo

– Bea 


Halloween Safety Tips:

Stash the Treats
The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy or Fluffy. Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for cats and dogs, and sugar-free candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can cause serious problems in pets. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.

Watch the Decorations and Keep Wires Out of Reach
While a carved jack-o-lantern certainly is festive, pets can easily knock over a lit pumpkin and start a fire. Curious kittens are especially at risk of getting burned or singed by candle flame. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered relatively nontoxic, but can produce stomach discomfort in pets who nibble on them.

Be Careful with Costumes
For some pets, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. The ASPCA recommends that you don’t put your dog or cat in a costume unless you know he or she loves it. If you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. Check the costume carefully for small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that could present a choking hazard. Ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

Be sure to have your pet try on the costume before the big night. If he or she seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting your pet wear his or her “birthday suit” or don a festive bandana instead.

Keep Pets Calm and Easily Identifiable
Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors arriving at the door, and too many strangers can often be scary and stressful for pets. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. While opening the door for guests, be sure that your dog or cat doesn’t dart outside. And always make sure your pet it wearing proper identification—if for any reason he or she does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.

For more tips and information about your pets safety please visit the ASPCA.


Pet Friendly Events Happening on Long Island this Weekend:

4th Annual Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest & Parade

Sat. October 29th, 2016  1PM – 4PM (rain or shine).
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre – Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y. (Parking at Fields 6 and 6A)

Even our canine friends love a good Halloween party, and Nassau Barkfest is guaranteed to be spook-tacular fun for both dogs and people! Dress up your furry friend in his or her Halloween finest — pretty, silly, scary or downright ghostly — and join the parade. Costume judging will begin at 2:30 pm and prizes will be awarded.  LI-DOG, rescue groups and other animal-friendly organizations will be there to help celebrate. All pets must be on a leash.

Admission to Nassau Barkfest is FREE, but all participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food for families who are facing difficult financial times and need help feeding their pets.For more information, call 516-315-6686, email KGrilliRobles@PDCN.org.

Old Westbury Gardens Dog Days & Fall Festival 

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 29-30, 2016
Old Westbury Gardens, NY

Dog Days: Sat & Sun – 10am to 5pm – Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers in a beautiful environment. Dog must be leashed.

Fall Festival: Sunday Oct. 30th – 11am – 4pm.  The festival features exhibits by animal welfare organizations, vendors, and rescue groups along with displays and activities. A costume contest and parade will take place at 3:00 pm. To participate in the parade you must register by 2:00 pm.

To participate in the contest you must complete a registration form available at the map stand by the parking area by 2:00 pm. 


The Great Pup-Kin Fest 2016

5005 Veterans Memorial Highway., Holbrook – 11741  
Date & Time: Sun, Oct 30th 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Cost: Free Event   Tel: 631-382-7722

In today’s homes pets are part of the family. You may be looking for ways to brew up some fun on your  favorite spooky holiday with your furry friend. We hope you have a howling good time.  There are contests and prizes too.  Please join us for the 1st Great Pup-Kin Fest on October 30, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm at 5005 Veterans Memorial Highway, Holbrook, NY

4th Annual Halloween Event, Parade & Adoption

Bubbles & Biscuits

1484 Broadway Ave.
Holbrook, NY 11741

Sun., Oct. 30, 2016   11AM – 2PM

Have fun with a purpose!
This year we are having an ADOPTION event and collecting donations to benefit LIVE, LOVE, BARK RESCUE. Donations are greatly appreciated and can include dog food (anything except Beneful), toys, treats, leashes, collars, laundry detergent and dish soap. Please no rawhide as it is a choking hazard. If you are unable to attend the event feel free to drop off donations to Bubbles & Biscuits prior to the event.Activities: Festive fall pictures, bake sale featuring all natural, Made in the USA treats from Backfield Road.  All proceeds go to LIVE, LOVE, BARK.  Costume Contest starts at 12:30 pm and Holbrook Halloween Parade at 1:00 pm.  Trick or treat with your pup down Main Street – begins and ends at Bubbles & Biscuits.  For more info please call  (631) 676-6604.


Barktoberfest at Brookhaven Animal Shelter

300 Horseback Rd., Brookhaven, NY 11719

Sat. Oct 29, 2016 11AM – 4PM   Tell: (631) 451-6950 

Come down to our annual Barktoberfest! We will have food, Music, face painting, vendors, and of course ALL OF OUR AMAZING ANIMALS! And ALL FEES ARE WAIVED! Check out over 100 animals currently for adoption. Fall in love with your new best friend!
Suffolk Barkfest 2016
Holiday Inn Express
3131 Nesconset Hwy., Centereach, NY 11720
Sun. October, 30, 2016 12PM – 3PM
Long Island’s largest pet costume contest and parade, rain or shine. For this Halloween-spirited celebration, guests are to bring their dogs and other pets dressed in costumes for a chance to win prizes. Costume judging and awarding of prizes will begin at 2:00pm. The event will be open to the public with FREE admission!



*If you are holding a pet related event and would like to be listen in future Pet Event posts, please contact me  and I will be happy to add your event.


Pet Events October 1-2, 2016

Wiggily Waggily Pet Events

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Today is going to be a pawsome day!  Not only is it Friday, but it’s also the last day in September, the best day of the year.  Why do I think September 30th is the best day out of the 365 days of the year?  Well, if you haven’t guessed yet…it’s my BIRTHDAY!! Yup my big day, haha, and I am planning on enjoying every minute of this day.  Help me celebrate by having a treat in my honor and giving one extra to your fur-babies – take a picture and tag me on IG or FB (both are under @wiggilywaggily).  Ok enough about me.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend with the family and bring your fur-kids too, then I have some fun things for you.  It’s suppose to rain, but lets cross our fingers it holds off till all the fun is over.  Below is a list of the events happening on Long Island that you can enjoy with your entire family.  If you do go to any of these, make sure to let me know how you like them and tag me in your pictures.  Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!




Blessing of the Animals 2016

St. John’s Episcopal Church | Sat Oct 1, 2016 at 3PM

12 Prospect Street, Huntington – 11743 (Map) 


Please bring your collared & leashed, or small caged Animal companions (or photographs of your pets who can’t attend in person) for a special Blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals.  Light refreshments will be served immediately following. Go to St. John’s Episcopal’s website for more info.


Jungle Bob at Connetquot Public Library

760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – 11716 (Map)

Date & Time: Sat Oct 1, 2016 – 1PM to 2PM


Bring the family and join us for an encounter with some of nature’s most fascinating creatures.  “Jungle Bob” will show live examples of exotic reptiles from around the globe including a Cuban rock iguana, albino Burmese python, a giant African Pixie Frog and more.  Contact Dawn DiAngelo at 631-567-5079 or for moe info visit their Website.


Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge

Sun., Oct. 2nd,  11AM – 3PM

The Refuge, 515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY (Google Map)

Does Sunday brunch outside with your dog sound great? How about brunch with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar, and delicious waffles, French toast, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s? If all that sounds fun, join us for our first ever Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge, right off Route 110 in Melville. Besides great food, there’ll be raffles, drink specials, dog treats and more!  For more detail please visit the LI-Dogs website.


Dog Days of Smithtown!

Smithtown Historical Society –  239 Middle County Rd.,  Smithtown

Celebrate the heritage of Long Island with Fido at the Smithtown Historical Society’s 2nd Annual Dog Days of Smithton on Sun., Oct. 2nd, 12 to 4 PM. Bark Avenue Bath & Biscuit in Ronkonkoma is proudly sponsoring the afternoon event that will include a workshop on dog-friendly gardens, basic at-home grooming demonstrations, doggie style red light/green light, musical chairs, and more! For details, go to Smithtown Historical Society’s Dog Days of Smithtown.


Almost Home Animal Rescue Fall In Love

At Friendly Drugs, Holbrook, New York.

Almost Home Animal rescue is having another great event.  Come on down and join us to see our four legged friends waiting for their Forever Home as well as Raffles, Face Painting, Chinese Auction and much more.  It is taking place Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.   You can have some fun while supporting  a great cause.  It will be a lot of fun for the whole family! For more details please visit the Almost Home Animal Rescue website.



*If you are holding a pet related event and would like to be listen in future Pet Event posts, please contact me  and I will be happy to add your event.