New ice cream shop for dogs opening in Philadelphia
Philadelphia dogs have something new to wag their tails about.
What's happening: Salty Paws, a new store that pegs itself as the city's first ice cream shop for dogs, is opening in Rittenhouse Square this weekend.
What to expect: Lactose-free and goat milk ice cream, with flavors ranging from cookie crumble to liver crunch, complete with a full toppings bar.
- Dogs can dine in the store, or pet owners can grab a cup to go.
- The shop will also sell bones, treats, baked goods, collars, leashes and toys, Karla Shanesy, the Philadelphia store's owner, tells Axios.
Plus: The ice cream is safe for cats too, Shanesy says. They'll have a full line of cat products for sale as well.
State of play: Franchise owner Suzanne Tretowicz first opened Salty Paws in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, back in 2018. The business has since launched seven other locations, including Pittsburgh and Annapolis, Maryland.
- The Philadelphia location will be its ninth store.
What they're saying: "Philadelphia is such a dog-friendly city, and pet parents are always looking for fun activities to do," Shanesy says. "The store offers such a great interactive experience and is fun for all."
What's next: The store, located at 211 S. 17th St., is hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, during which customers can participate in giveaways and buy discounted products.
- All ice cream toppings will be free for the day.
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