PetSmart Invites Dogs to Celebrate #NationalIceCreamDay

In celebration of the upcoming National Ice Cream Day, PetSmart is inviting dogs to lick the heat with a sweet summertime treat on July 12th, when a PetSmart-sponsored truck rolls into New York City, Dallas, Seattle and Toronto for free pop-up ice cream socials!

Dogs can enjoy a taste of the good life as they nibble on Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes topped with kibble at several locations below.

Can’t attend an event but want to make some ice cream for your dog? Don’t miss our frozen treat recipes:


Klyde Warren Park from noon through 8 p.m.  (Your pup can also pose for a photo with Instagram star @nelsonthegoldendoodle!)

New York City

At the event in The Big Apple fans of famous Fidos can see some of Instagram’s biggest four-legged sensations.  From noon until 4 p.m. EST at Washington Square Park @tinkerbellethedog, @ipartywithbrucewayne and @thedailywalter (who will be streaming Facebook Live with PetSmart at 1 p.m.) will wow the canine-loving crowd, while at Madison Square Park from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST @oscarfrenchienyc, @ipartywithbrucewayne, @puppynamedcharlie, @chloekardoggian and @mervinthechihuahua will make appearances.


Seattle Center International Fountain from noon through 8 p.m. (Spot can strike a pose for a souvenir photo with Instagram celebrity @buddhathepug!)

National Ice Cream Day Celebrations at PetSmart PetsHotel Locations

Can’t make it to PetSmart’s select pop-up ice cream socials on July 12th?  You won’t be in the dog house with your treat-loving tail-wagging chum, because all PetSmart PetsHotel locations from coast to coast, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, are offering our furry friends free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes on July 16th— National Ice Cream Day!  Close to half of the US population lives within a half-hour distance to a PetSmart PetsHotel, which offers its canine clientele a Doggie Day Camp; individual playtime with a Pet Care Specialist; upgrades to a private suite complete with a comfy cot and a television tuned to pet-themed movies; treat time with dog-safe doggie ice cream sundaes, and much more!

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