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

Aug 20, 2012, 11:03 ET from Best Friends Pet Care

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away a free doggy ice cream treat to every dog who visits any of its 42 pet care centers 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.

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Best Friends Pet Care, which provides boarding, grooming, training and doggy day camp, has 42 locations in 18 states.  For a complete list, visit  

"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 pet care company, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  The company is headquartered in Norwalk CT and provides high quality boarding, grooming, training and doggy day care in  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. For information, visit  

SOURCE Best Friends Pet Care