D-backs encourage fans to bring their dog to the ballpark September 18

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) are encouraging fans to bring their dog to Chase Field on Sept. 18. There are a limited number of tickets for "Bring Your Dog to the Ballpark" and each person will receive a PetSmart T-shirt and goodies from Avoderm & Nylabone. Fans must purchase tickets and register their dog at dbacks.com/dogs. The event, in partnership with PetSmart and PetSmart Charities, was added in celebration of the millions of pet lives saved through adoption.

The D-backs have hosted Bark at the Park annually since 2011 and earlier this season, nearly 1,000 dogs attended Bark at the Park, in partnership with PetSmart, Avoderm & Nylabone, on May 1 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs attending a sporting event.

The D-backs partnered with PetSmart to create the PetSmart Patio at Chase Field and offer Dog Days of Summer on Sundays and select weekday games. The D-backs have four Dog Days of Summer remaining, including a special first pitch performance on Sept. 14 by canine acrobatic act Christian & Scooby, as featured on America's Got Talent.

The Dog Days of Summer package is $160 and includes a private "doggie suite" for four humans and one dog at the PetSmart Patio with all-you-can-eat food options, a doggie goodie bag complete with a doggie bed, treats and toys and exclusive access to the PetSmart Park and doggie ice cream station. The D-backs and PetSmart teamed up to renovate the tiered seating in left-center field to provide optimal comfort and viewing for humans and canines alike and build the PetSmart Park - an outdoor and indoor (air conditioned) dog park complete with a baseball diamond and a grassy outfield for dogs to explore, play ball with other dogs or find their perfect "spot" to go to the bathroom.