“Hosting this event, working with fellow North Fork pet professionals and giving back to the community is something I wanted to do since taking over the store in late April of this year,” stated Kimberly Loper, new owner of Harbor Pet. “Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration is a great way for dog owners to meet other dog owners and pet experts in the area, maybe even adopt a new four-legged family member and have a great time while also giving back at the same time!”
The weekend will kickoff on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10am with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Harbor Pet. Greenport Village officials, adoptable dogs from the North Fork Animal Welfare League (NFWAL), leading pet industry professionals and of course Kim Loper and her family and friends will be on hand for the ceremony.
During the day on Friday, NFWAL adoptable dogs will be there to meet until 2pm, and dogs and their owners are invited to celebrate from 3pm to 5pm for a furbulous ‘Yappy Hour!’ Pet parents can have their pup’s portrait drawn by the very talented pet portrait Linda Ozelis, $15 per portrait. Refreshments will be served for the humans and canines alike. Dogs and their owners can mix and mingle during the event!
On Saturday, doors open at 10am and from 12pm to 2pm owners can ‘Ask the Trainer’ from North Fork School of Dogs any of their doggie training dilemmas! From 3pm – 5pm owners can get their pet’s pictures taken by none other than the North Fork’s very own professional pet photographer, The Puparazzi aka Judy McCleery! Pictures are $10 per dog and will be printed on sight for owners to bring home. Dress your dog up for the photo or have your dog’s picture taken in the Kissing Booth! Additionally on Saturday during the 3pm - 5pm hours there will also be a Yappy Hour, refreshments for humans, dogs can sample of Life is Grruff treats and owners can bring their pet in his or her best ‘yachting’
During the 3-day long celebration there will also be free samples of various pet foods, raffle baskets to take a chance on. Store specials and discounts on select merchandise throughout the store all weekend. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend sales will be donated to the North Fork Animal Welfare League.
For media inquiries or to learn more about Harbor Pet visit the website, www.Harbor-Pet.com, or to set up an interview with Kimberly Loper, contact Nancy Hassel at Nancy@LongIslandPetProfessionals.com or call (631) 446-1105.
About Harbor Pet:
Harbor Pet offers pet owners a lavish and unique selection of pet toys, clothing, pet food and supplies for dog and cat pet owners. Harbor Pet provides top quality pet food and now has a freezer selection for raw dog food brands. The boutique provides many items for day-trippers and boaters coming in to visit Greenport and supplies for the local pet owner to stock up on. Grooming services are available by appointment. Store ours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 10am- 4pm. Harbor Pet is located at 25 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944 on the south side of the street! The phone number to the boutique is (631) 477-1518.
About Kimberly Loper:
Kimberly Loper has been in the pet industry for the nearly 5-years as renowned New York area biscuit (treat) baker of Life is Grruff dog treats, which also has apparel line for humans. With a background in managing a family garden center in Center Moriches for 10 years, Kimberly started baking treats for her beloved dog Trooper in 2004. Successfully selling in pet stores across the tri-state and at area farmers markets seasonally since 2010. Kimberly has a degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and in the last few years has taken numerous courses specific for the pet industry at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Active in the pet community and pet industry she is also attends many networking events, works with other pet professionals and has been an active member of Long Island Pet Professionals for 4 years. Currently owned by her black lab Trooper who is 6 and a rescue Cane Corso Mastiff, Tank who is 2. She has been giving back to animal rescue groups since 2010.