I Bark, You Bark, We all Bark for Ice Cream!

| June 13, 2023

Toronto Humane Society teams up with local dog-approved ice cream brand to distribute hundreds of frozen treats to shelter dogs

TORONTO, ON. – June 13, 2023 – Puppies and dogs at Humane Societies in the GTA are wagging their tails in delight as they enjoy donated ice cream treats! Hundreds of lucky shelter pups were treated to ‘dog-approved’ ice cream donated to Toronto Humane Society by Barker & Snouts, a local company specializing in all-natural frozen treats for dogs.

“On hot summer days, everyone deserves a chance to cool down – including our canine friends! Thanks to Barker & Snouts’ donation we can bring some additional joy to hundreds of shelter dogs by offering them a frozen treat that they will love,” explains Phil Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at Toronto Humane Society.

Toronto Humane Society not only treated the dogs in their care to ice cream but helped deliver hundreds of the frozen treats to Ontario SPCA animal centres in Orangeville, Barrie, Muskoka and Orillia, as well as the Humane Society of Durham Region.

“Our furry friends at the Ontario SPCA were wagging their tails as they devoured their frozen treats today! This sweet surprise added some excitement to their lives as they wait to find their forever homes,” shared Bonnie Bishop, East Regional Manager of Community Outreach Services at the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

The frozen treats come in a variety of ‘dog-approved’ flavours, including peanut butter and banana, mango, and pumpkin.

About Toronto Humane Society

Toronto Humane Society’s mission is to improve the lives of animals. The organization excels in all ways an animal shelter should, with industry-leading shelter care, veterinary services, animal training and behaviour consultations. Toronto Humane Society believes in the importance of the human-animal bond, finds new homes for thousands of animals and helps keep families together.

Toronto Humane Society is more than an animal shelter. They are an educational resource and support system, a leading voice in animal welfare and accessible care. The organization is also a centre of excellence, a space where best practices and boundary-pushing knowledge meet with unyielding optimism and a love for animals to create something special. Toronto Humane Society is like no other. For more information, visit www.torontohumanesociety.com.

About Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and does so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.

The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit www.ontariospca.ca Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.

About Barker & Snouts

Barker & Snouts launched in 2018, with a desire to make an all-natural frozen treat for the dogs we all love. Starting out in small batches and sold from their old fashioned “Pupcycle” ice cream bike, to now available in pet food, grocery and other retailers across Ontario and the Maritimes. Barker & Snouts is made with simple, wholesome all-natural ingredients that you can feel good about giving your dog.  Unlike other treats, Barker & Snouts frozen treats are made to last.  A traditional treat is gone in a flash, but Barker & Snouts is made to be a slow reward.  This gives you the option of a few licks at a time, or just putting the cup down and letting your dog enjoy! www.barkerandsnouts.com

For more information, or to arrange an interview please contact Lucas Solowey at communications@torontohumanesociety.com or call 416-392-2273 ext. 2196