New Treat Raises Funds for FAAS

Island City canines have a new treat to look forward to when dropping by Park Street. Alameda’s mainstay ice cream shop since 1941, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream, now offers a handcrafted, banana and peanut butter frozen yogurt treat for dogs called “Little T’s Peanut Barker.” Dog owners looking for a reason to spoil their companions can feel good about it since 50 cents from each sale will be donated to the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).

The frozen yogurt’s name was sold to the two highest bidders for $5,000 each. The naming proceeds will also went to benefit FAAS and the shelter pets.

Little T’s Peanut Barker frozen yogurt contains Greek yogurt, bananas and peanuts. Tucker’s received a Products Resembling Milk Product License from the Department of Food and Agriculture to produce the dog treat and the new flavor meets governmental regulations.  

“I saw a customer buy a scoop of vanilla ice cream for their dog who was going through radiation treatments,” said Erika Zimmerman of Tucker’s. “It was so sweet to see how much the dog enjoyed the treat, and the human enjoyed giving it to them. That is when we knew we wanted to make a treat specifically for are our four-legged friends that would be safe for them to eat.” 

Try the treat at 1349 Park St. For more on Tucker’s, see www.tuckersicecream.com.