The Refuge in Melville invites your dog to brunch on the patio every summer Sunday — provided it stays on a leash.

This week’s kickoff is a benefit for Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, with auctions, raffles and drink specials, too.

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Expect free treats and sips for Fido and the standard menu of brunch fare for his owners, from guacamole, to omelets, to raisin bread French toast layered with apples, cinnamon maple cream cheese and drizzled with caramel. Brunch runs from $12.50 to $21.95.

The Refuge, 515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, 631-577-4444,