Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

To celebrate National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away free doggy ice cream treats to every dog who visits any Best Friends facility across the U.S. on Saturday, August 25.  The treats are made of yogurt or soy with dog-preferred flavors like peanut butter and honey.

“National Dog Day acknowledges the important role that dogs play in our lives,” says Best Friends Vice President Renee Coughlin.  “And, while we celebrate dogs every day at Best Friends, we wanted to do something extra special for this occasion.”

“Although Sunday is the official day, we’re celebrating early.  All dogs – whether Best Friends clients or not – are invited to stop by any of our 42 locations on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a free ice cream.”

Canine guests must be on leash and accompanied by a human companion.

Founded in 2004, National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26. It honors dogs of all breeds — from working dogs to family pets — and encourage pet owners to do something special for their dog. This is the second year that Best Friends has hosted an ice cream giveaway in honor of the day. 

This year, the company is expanding its celebration, starting its observance on Friday, August 24, with treats for all dogs participating in its doggy day camp program that day.

Best Friends Pet Care is a leading national pet care company and offers boarding, daycare, grooming and training at 42 locations across 18 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. For a complete list, visit

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  1. Clowie says:

    I didn’t know that National Dog Day was coming up – I think they were trying to keep that a secret from me. I like ice cream!

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