Jan. 28, 2014 By Christian Murray
This weekend there is going to be a giant dog party.
Travis Brorsen, the winner of CBS’ hit reality show ‘Greatest American Dog,’ will be showing up at Wespaw Pets in celebration of the store’s first anniversary in business.
Sam Abdrabouh, the owner of the 44-05 Queens Blvd. pet shop, said Brorsen will be there on Saturday and Sunday to provide tips and answer questions.
As part of the weekend event, the store will be giving out gift bags for dogs and cats as well as raffling off items. Residents are encouraged to bring their dogs and cats with them.
Sam said that Sunnyside has been very good to him. “This community is great…I’m glad I opened here and I would do it all over again,” he said.
The event will take place on Saturday, from 2pm to 6pm– and on Sunday, from 12pm to 3pm.
Sam has built a loyal following with Sunnyside’s dog owners.
Rick Duro, the president of the Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS), said: “When Sam came to the neighborhood he immediately sought us out understanding that it is good to have a connection with the neighborhood.”
“He bought us a pool [for the Lou Lodati dog run], an industrial hose [to clean it] and 5,000 poop bags,” Duro said.
Furthermore, Duro said he has given us food and toys when ever SUDS holds adoption events and sends paid workers to help out.