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PNC Park Goes To The Dogs For Pup Night

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – PNC Park went to the dogs Tuesday night as the Pirates opened up the stadium to welcome their four-legged fans.

There was even a special treat for the pups too.

Kyle Nelson just moved to Pittsburgh this week from Oregon and he wasted little time getting to PNC Park to watch the Buccos.

“I think it’s awesome. It’s my first Pirates game and it’s also my dog’s first Pirates’ game,” Kyle Nelson said.

Nelson was one of many Pirate fans to take their canine companions to Pup Night.

“it’s a good time to get out, get the dog out and see people and see other dogs and socialize and stuff like that,” Pierce Petree said.

One of the big draws for dog owners was a treat truck that is entirely designed with our four-legged friends in mind.

“Milo’s Kitchen believes that dogs are part of the family just like people and so we thought if people get to have food trucks, then why can’t dogs have treat trucks?” Chrissy Trampedach said.

The Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck is owned by Big Heart Pet Brands — the old Delmonte Foods. While it is the first mobile food truck for pets, there is much more to it than that.

“They can give their dog a treat. They can hit the Doggie Selfie Station and get a pet family portrait or they can go to the Lapdog Lounge and just hang out and play with other dogs and we have a bunch of toys over there,” Trampedach said.

As for the Pirates’ notion of taking your dog to the stadium to catch a ballgame?

“Usually ball-parks are open fields and take your dogs to the park and stuff so it’s a good time here,” Petree said.

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