PetSmart helps cool off hot dogs this summer


PetSmart is launching a promotion tobring panting pups and their owners into the store for heat relief this summer.

Dogs can visit 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 Camp.

“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. operates 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.