July 23, 2018 By Tara Law
An app that connects dog owners to walkers and sitters will be offering complementary dog-friendly ice cream at Queens dog parks this Friday.
Wag!, an on-demand pet walking and board ing app, will post ice cream carts at three dog parks from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The carts will be located at Little Bay Dog Run at 14th Rd. and Utopia Pkwy in Whitestone; at Torsney/Lou Lodati Playground at 41-15 Skillman Ave. in Sunnyside; and at Underbridge Dog Run at 64th Ave. and Grand Central Pkwy in Forest Hills.
The stations will be offering Frosty Paws brand ice cream in original and peanut butter flavors, according to event promoter Katie Schwab. The company selected Frosty Paws because the ice cream is made with natural ingredients and is free of xylitol, a sugar substitute which can be toxic for dogs, Schwab said.
The event was conceived as a way for dogs to cool down in the heat along with their owners, said Schwab.
“In this humid weather, we all scream for ice cream— even the dogs!” Schwab wrote.
Wag! will also offer shaded “cool down” stations where dogs can rest and recover from the heat.
Wag! offers dog walking service from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Walks can be ordered on a recurring schedule or on-demand. The app offers a GPS tracking service for owners to monitor their pets on their walk.