No shirt, no shoes, no service — a phrase common across the food and beverage industry. But no dogs? That’s a phrase that multiple chain restaurants don’t have in their vocabulary. In fact, these nine restaurants offer everything from sweet biscuit treats to canine-friendly hamburger patties. Next time you visit one of the following chains, you can pick up something for your canine companion as well.
Note: While these are treats created for your pet, they should be consumed in moderation. Some of these items include dairy, sugar, or fat which can cause stomach aches or weight gain. While it is OK for dogs to have a little milk, owners should be cognizant of the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
America may run on Dunkin’, but when you are in the drive-thru with your cuddly companion, ask the staff for a puppy latte — whipped cream in a cup. And if you want to sit and stay awhile, ask them for dog treats.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the famous Puppuccino. All you have to do is ask your barista for the lick-able treat, which is made out with a small amount of espresso and whipped cream.
This chain started out as a hot dog vendor in the middle of New York’s Madison Square Park, which includes a well-visited dog hangout for furry friends. In honor of its roots, this chain features a “For Dogs” menu on their website, but when visiting, ask for a Pooch-ini. This small dessert includes dog biscuits and vanilla custard. Owners can also pick up a Bag O’ Bones which is a bag of five dog biscuits made by New York’s Bocce’s Bakery. “Shake Shack’s dog menu is available at all Shake Shacks except stadiums, ballparks, airports, and international outposts,” the company’s website states.
This cupcake and dessert chain started out as a Beverly Hills bakery in 2005, but in 2012 created the first cupcake ATM. Now, their menu includes sweet treats for dogs. Pupcakes, made out of sugar, egg whites, and buttermilk, also come in a sugar-free version. These small cupcakes are topped with yogurt frosting.
Known for their fresh custard, Culver’s offers dog biscuits. If you drive thru specific locations, you can ask them for a little extra treat. Their milk bone will come with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but make sure to enjoy it in moderation.
A rival of frozen custard, but known for its famous Blizzard, Dairy Queen also offers Pup Cups. Similar to the others in this list, it includes a dog treat smack dab in the middle of vanilla ice cream.
This Southwest and Pacific Coast chain offers a couple of options for your furry friend. The first is a pup patty, which is a salt-free burger. The second, Flying Dutchman, consists of two beef patties with a slice of cheese. Your pooch will have you flying across the country to have a taste.
Are there healthier alternatives to Dairy Queen ice cream treats for dogs?
If you’re an ice cream fanatic, you can still make some homemade frozen treats with dog-safe ingredients and share them with your favorite four-legged friend.
What to do if your dog eats your ice cream
If your dog gets into ice cream, find and read the ingredients list on the ice cream’s packaging to look for any sweeteners and ingredients that are toxic to dogs.
If your dog eats lots of the ice cream, or if there are ingredients in the ice cream that you think may be harmful, contact your veterinarian or a local emergency veterinary clinic for advice. You can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to get help.
Will ice cream hurt my dog?
It depends on several factors, but ice cream in small amounts won’t harm your canine.
However, if your dog is diabetic, the high sugar will worsen the condition.
Additionally, the dairy in ice cream will harm lactose intolerant dogs.
This will lead to stomach upsets that manifest as bloating, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Consult your vet before feeding your dog ice cream to avoid compromising their health.
Can you give dogs Dairy Queen?
Does Dairy Queen give dogs free ice cream?
Ask your cashier for a Pup Cup the next time you’re at Dairy Queen with your dog and you’ll receive a free small-serving of vanilla soft serve ice cream.
Does Dairy Queen have a pup Cup?
Is vanilla soft serve OK for dogs?