They're going to need it during the heat wave!
| Credit: PetSmart

You've probably heard National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday, July 21. You've probably heard a majority of the country is going to be under a heat wave this weekend. Naturally, you've probably started planning how to get all the free ice cream to keep you cool. 

Add one more stop to your ice cream list—this time for Fido. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, PetSmart stores across the country are giving away free pet-friendly ice cream to every pet who visits a store with a PetsHotel facility this weekend on July 20 and 21. 

The ice cream, which PetSmart currently offers as an add-on for Doggie Day Camp and overnight stay clients, comes in a four-ounce cup and is topped with a dog biscuit. (Note the cup says "I s̶c̶r̶e̶a̶m̶  bark for ice cream." LOVE.)

"We love seeing pet parents enjoying summertime with their dogs," said Debbie Beisswanger, vice president of services at PetSmart, in a press release. "That's why we're excited to offer dog-safe ice cream treats for the fifth year in a row during National Ice Cream Day. It's always a huge hit and a fun way for pets and pet parents to beat the summer heat."

If you go, PetSmart encourages you to snap a pic of your pooch enjoying the summer treat and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #nationalicecreamday. We encourage that, too, because we want to see alllll the cute dogs-enjoying-ice-cream pics we can. 

Find a PetsHotel location near you, and treat your doggo to a cool treat this weekend.