PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nothing beats the heat during the dog days of summer quite like ice cream, so why shouldn’t furry friends get in on the fun? PetSmart, Inc. is excited to kick off National Ice Cream Month today by announcing that on Sunday, July 19 – National Ice Cream Day – pet parents can bring their panting pups to any PetSmart PetsHotel location to receive a four-ounce complimentary serving of dog-safe ice cream. This delicious frozen treat, called Treat Time, is traditionally offered as an add-on service to sweeten pets’ stays at the PetSmart PetsHotel whether they are there overnight or just for a few hours of Doggie Day CampTM. Pet parents can visit http://pets.petsmart.com/services/petshotel to find a local participating PetSmart PetsHotel.
“The PetSmart PetsHotel add-on services are designed to provide extra enjoyment to your pet’s stay, and there’s no better way for your pet to cool down on a warm summer day than with our pet-safe ice cream,” said Cory Zignego, director, PetSmart, PetsHotel Services. “We’re excited to invite all pet parents to stop in with their fur kids for a sample on National Ice Cream Day this year.”
The complimentary ice cream samples will be available, while supplies last, along with a PetSmart PetsHotel open house on Sunday, July 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at all PetSmart store locations with a PetSmart PetsHotel in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Whether pets need to stay for an extended period of time in the overnight accommodations or just need a fun-filled day of supervised play, PetSmart PetsHotels offer a variety of services and amenities to create a vacation or getaway as unique as your pet:
- The Suite Life: What better way to show your best friend how special he is than to upgrade to a Dog Suite? It’s spacious, private and furnished with a comfy bed, a Poochy Cot and a TV tuned to pet-centric shows.
- PetSmart Doggie Day Camp: Pets exercise and socialize with other dogs in a dedicated play area full of toys when pet parents are at work or out of the house for the day - no overnight stay needed!
- Treat Time: Includes dog-safe soft serve ice cream with a side of crunchy dog biscuits for pets to cool down on those hot summer days.
- Snack KONG®: Feed your pet’s appetite for play, and his tummy too, with a KONG® toy packed with tasty treats at PetSmart Doggie Day Camp.
- Individual Playtime: Your pooch receives personal attention and one-on-one fun with a Pet Care Specialist.
PetSmart PetsHotels offer guests a customizable experience that makes their stay as close to being at home as possible. Safety-certified staff is on-hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for pets, and veterinarians are on-call, night and day.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That’s why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate approximately 1,404 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart CharitiesTM and PetSmart CharitiesTM of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 400,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives BackTM. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people's lives—we live it.