This NJ ice cream shop has gone to the dogs

Woman feeds vanilla ice cream cone to large basset hound
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My beagle, Archie, is usually pretty well-behaved, but give him access to treats and all hell breaks loose. For example: the manager of a nearby diner gave him a few bacon bits on a recent lunchtime walk. The next day, Archie wriggled out of his harness, sprinted to the diner in the nude, and sat politely by the door to wait for bacon (until I caught up with him and hauled him away). If your dog can maintain their composure better than Archie, you might want to pay a visit to Salty Paws, a new doggie ice cream bar and bakery that claims to be the first of its kind in New Jersey.

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Jersey news outlet NJ.com reports that the Stone Harbor, New Jersey, shop is actually the third location of a Delaware-based franchise, founded by Pennsylvania resident Suzanne Tretowicz. Regardless, it’s still a new concept: an ice cream shop that’s entirely for dogs. The Stone Harbor location features a variety of non-dairy, dog-friendly ice cream flavors like banana and bacon, with toppings like dehydrated chicken, liver, and sweet potato. Prices range from $4.99 for one scoop to $6.99 for three scoops with $1 per topping.

The Salty Paws bakery section also offers cookies and doughnuts, which are all made with human-grade ingredients. And while humans can eat the baked goods, they’re sugar-free and made of a peanut butter/chicken base, so you’re probably better off leaving them for the pooches. Finally, the “chocolate” baked goods are actually made of carob, which we all know tastes like a wrestling mat. Still, that doesn’t deter the four-legged, tail-wagging customers who line up at Salty Paws. Just don’t tell Archie. I don’t need him escaping and hitchhiking his little beagle butt all the way to the east coast.

Staff writer @ The Takeout, joke writer elsewhere. Wrangling dogs and pork shoulder in Chicago.

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yourmomandmymom
Darth Fabulous

My beagle, Archie, is usually pretty well-behaved,

Look, you can’t start off an article by talking about your beagle and then not post pics. That’s like, bad journalism.