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Hoboken Ice Cream Truck Offers Frozen Treats For Dogs

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – If you’re out walking your dog through Hoboken this holiday weekend why not treat your furry friend to some ice cream?

The Frosty Pooch truck has been keeping dogs cool this summer since hitting the streets in July.

The ice cream truck, which caters specifically to dogs, was founded by Angela Myers and her husband.

“I always loved dogs since I was a kid,” Myers told 1010 WINS. “I’ve always wanted to work with them and I’ve always wanted to do something different and unique. What better than to do an ice cream truck for dogs?”

The husband-and-wife team first came up with the idea for the truck on a hot summer day in 2010 after stopping at an ice cream truck for a cool treat. Unfortunately, their German Shepherds couldn’t have any since dogs are lactose intolerant.

Hence, the idea for a dog-friendly ice cream truck was born.

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It took the truck some time to get rolling but it has been a fixture at Church Square Park every weekend this summer.

“We get people driving by us taking pictures, literally stopping in traffic just to take pictures of the truck,” Myers said.

The mobile doggie treats, which range from $1 to $4, include bone-shaped popsicles and cups of ice cream in flavors such as peanut butter, bacon and banana. The truck  also carries bones and cookies for dogs as well as toys.