I scream, you scream, even your dog screams for ice cream. This weekend, dog lovers can bring their pups for a day of dog-friendly activities in dog-friendly hot spots around the Baltimore area, where there will be plenty of Ben & Jerry’s Doggie Desserts frozen dog treats.
Doggie Desserts, officially launched last year, are formulated specifically for dogs with sunflower butter instead of dairy. As part of their Doggie Desserts Pup Culture Tour, they partnered with Dogs of Charm City to host four events across the city.
"Ben and Jerry's is a very, very dog friendly company. We have about 40 dogs in our office, we call them our K9 to fivers. They go to work every day with their parents and that was kind of how this came about. We wanted to develop a product that they could share and so that they stopped giving us the eyes every time we're eating our dessert and don't get any," said Tour manager Justin McCreary.
"We're trying to spread awareness and resources to the community about what is dog-friendly, whether that being a product like the doggie desserts or a place or business and so we wanted to take everything and bring it full circle," said Alexa Cambi, DOCC general manager.
Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monument City Brewery will host Ben and Jerry's with DOCC, live music, games and the Ekiben food truck.
Ben and Jerry's will be at the Fells Point Farmers Market at 9 a.m. serving up free doggie dessert samples. Then you can board the Baltimore Water Taxi at 10:30 or 11. Dogs sail free, but humans can purchase tickets here.
Finally, Saturday night from 4 to 8 p.m., celebrate at the Sandlot Doggie Cool Down Beach Party. There will be more ice cream of course, cocktails from Bar Movement and doggie pools courtesy of Dogs of Charm City. There is a $5 credit card cover charge that includes a welcome cocktail.
"The goal, I guess, of doing this cross country tour is fun. It's just an appreciation and celebration of the animals that do so much for all of us. They're always there for us," said McCreary.
They are headed to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston to wrap up the tour.