10/02/2016 – Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge

Thanks for Joining Us for Our First Barkin’ Brunch

with LI-DOG at The Refuge!

Two Min Pins with Mimosa at brunch

Two Guests at Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge

Thanks to everyone and their pups for joining us for our first—and certainly not our last—Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge in Melville. Even though the weather was cool and cloudy, we had a great time!

Thank you, JoAnn Winkhart and Tony Greco of The Refuge, for supporting LI-DOG by contributing raffle prizes as well as welcoming us on the restaurant’s big outdoor patio with its brightly colored tables and umbrellas. The brunch and the drinks were terrific.

A big thank you to our colleagues Irene Rabinowitz, Donna Lowe and Joann Garguola for doing a great job organizing the event  and making sure everyone, including the dogs, had a good time despite the weather. Check out the photos on the LI-DOG Meetup and LI-DOG Facebook Groups.

And, a special word of thanks to LI-DOG member Daniella Scala of A Phone Call Away in Valley Stream.  A lot of dogs and people had new toys and yummy treats to take home from the brunch because of the awesome job Danielle did gathering raffle baskets for our guests!

Check out all the people and businesses who helped make our Barkin’ Brunch a success!

BMT Acupuncture, Baldwin Harbor
Genovese Pizzeria, North Valley Stream
JoAnn Winkhart, The Refuge, Melville
Just Clown Around Children’s Entertainment, Franklin Square
Karen Rossitti, Starbucks
Lillian Russo, Avon, Valley Stream
Lindsay Licata, Lindsay’s Pet Care Services, Massapequa
Little Enrico’s Pizzeria, Franklin Square
Maribeth Cinelli, Keep Collective, Franklin Square
Melissa Watson, Initials Inc., E. Rockaway
Michael Tubolino, Reliable Grooming, Howard Beach
Nicole Bite, Crafts of Dreamers, Franklin Square
Prince Umberto’s Pizza, Franklin Square
Sandy’s Party Supply, Franklin Square
Starving Artist Café and Gallery, Franklin Square
Thanks to everyone who came to the first Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge.  Next time, we hope the weather will be better!