It’s a simple proposition – walk your dog safely on a leash at a park and score some free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream.
Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital is sponsoring the dogtastic event, known as the “Scoop’it and Loop’it Ice Cream Social Doggy Walk.” The weekly event kicks off from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crane Park in Turlock.
Each Thursday through July 25 MVSAH will host another community dog walk. Locations will be posted on the MVSAH Facebook page the day before each walk.
“We want to give Turlock and surrounding communities a reason to gather together to walk our dogs and socialize with one another,” said Sara Leimgruber, Hospital Director at Monte Vista.
All participants who are safely walking their dog on a leash will be served ice cream.
The physical and psychological health benefits of walking your dog are numerous, including weight control, improved digestive function, and reduced destructive behavior/ hyperactivity. It promotes bonding and trust development between the dog and its owner.
On top of that walking also improves the owner’s health – well, minus the ice cream.
For dog walk locations visit www.facebook.com/MonteVistaVet or www.MonteVistaVet.com.