Salty Paws, Florida’s first dog ice cream shop, is now open in Dunedin

Don’t worry, though, cats and pigs can enjoy the ice cream, too.

click to enlarge Salty Paws is at at 3628 Main St. in Dunedin, Florida. - saltypawsdunedin/Facebook
Salty Paws is at at 3628 Main St. in Dunedin, Florida.

With all the ice cream shops popping up around the Bay lately, it was only a matter of time before pups got one of their own. Now, you can find one in Dunedin.

Florida’s first ice cream shop strictly for the dogs quietly opened at 362 Main St. back in July and has been serving ice cream and baked goods ever since. Don’t worry, though, cats and pigs can enjoy the ice cream, too.

What's the difference, though?

The shop’s stuff is lactose-free and made from ingredients like soy, goat’s milk and dehydrated tripe (freeze-dried meat), owner of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware’s location Suzanne Tretowicz told CBSN Philly. It doesn’t have any additives, and its ingredients are more suitable for your pet’s digestive system than the regular vanilla you might’ve given them before.

Aside from blueberry and watermelon crush ice cream, you can also grab “Dunedin Daiquiri” treats and happy meals filled with fido-friendly eats. The shop even served s’mores on National S’mores Day (we’re sure they’ll have pumpkin flavored goods as fall gets closer).

If you’d rather take the treats home, the shop has bulk bins you can fill up and to-go cups for the pup’s frozen treats.

Salty Paws is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday. If you’re interested in attending, the shop’s official ribbon cutting on Sept. 10.

To keep up with all the latest, follow Salty Paws on Instagram (@saltypawsdunedin) or visit its Facebook.

UPDATED 09/01/21 10:15 a.m. Updated the address for Salty Paws and details on the ice cream recipe.

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