Dogs Can Get in on the Fun During National Ice Cream Month

Courtesy of PetSmart

July is National Ice Cream Month, and thanks to PetSmart you dog can get in on the fun.

The pet retailer will be serving up free dog-friendly ice cream at certain locations to celebrate. Dog parents and their pups can visit a PetSmart store with a PetsHotel facility on either Saturday, July 20 or Sunday, July 21 to get their sweet treat. Dogs will get a free scoop of dog-friendly ice cream with a biscuit on top.

There are currently more than 200 PetsHotel locations in the U.S.

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If you aren’t near one, you can always buy a pint of dog-friendly ice cream. One of our favorite brands is Puppy Scoops. (Check out one of our dogs enjoying it.)

Milo and Puppy Scoops

You can also create your own dog-friendly ice cream. Check out a few recipes below:

Strawberry Ice Cream


  • 1 small carton of fresh strawberries (or frozen strawberries)
  • 3 or 4 cups of low/non-fat, plain yogurt


Mash the strawberries up using a potato masher pop in your blender.
Mix the mashed strawberries with yogurt and freeze.  

Bananarama Ice Cream


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 cups of low/non-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsps. of honey


Mash the banana and add in yogurt  
Warm up the peanut butter so it is easy to stir
Combine everything, including the honey, into a bowl
Mix up until well combined
Freeze overnight

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