This month, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and help local shelter animals find fur-ever homes.
All September, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Queen is donating 100 percent of “Pup Cup” sales to five area animal shelters.
Pup Cups are small cups of ice cream that customers can give to their dogs. Each costs $1.39.
Mid-Atlantic Dairy Queen, which currently operates 13 locations in and around Hampton Roads, says the effort comes during National Responsible Dog Ownership Month and follows several months of high sales despite COVID-19.
“One of the big things we know about Hampton Roads is that dogs and animal rescues are incredibly important. We thought what better way to give back to the local community than by giving to animal shelters,” said Matthew Bean, Director of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Dairy Queen.
Bean says the goal is to sell $10,000 worth of Pup Cups to be split evenly by the five shelters; Chesapeake Humane Society, Adopt a Spot Dalmatian Rescue and SPCAs on the Peninsula and in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
“We sometimes take out adoptable animals over here just to give them a treat, get them out of the shelter,” said Sydney Monduy with Virginia Beach SPCA. “When we heard we had the opportunity to partner with them and that they were giving back to us, we just love partnering with our community in support of animals.”
Monduy says the donated dollars will help with medical care and other needs for animals at the shelter.
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Does Dairy Queen Have Pup Cups?
Yes, Dairy Queen serves pup cups – at participating locations. You’ll have to find out if your local Dairy Queen is among them. It’s as easy as asking when you make your Dairy Queen order. You can even get free pup cups on special days of the year, such as National Puppy Day.
What exactly is in the Dairy Queen pup cup? The Dairy Queen pup cup contains about a half-cup of vanilla soft serve ice cream served in a cup and topped with a dog biscuit. Cute, right?
In addition to Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts serves pup cups filled with whipped cream. Other restaurants that serve dog treats include Shake Shack, In-N-Out, Culver’s, Johnny Rockets, and Chick-fil-A.
“In general, dogs are more sensitive to dairy than we are,” says Laura Robinson, DVM and veterinary advisor to Pawp. She advises sticking to plain vanilla, like the soft serve Dairy Queen uses in the pup cup, or fruit sorbet flavors in small servings. Monitor their behavior the first time you give them ice cream to see if they have a reaction that could point to lactose intolerance: bloating, gas, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Enter the Dairy Queen secret dog menu. Yes, DQ has a secret menu, and yes, it includes a special dish just for pups! So load your dog into the car and head straight for the Dairy Queen drive thru for one of the coolest menu hacks yet: the pup cup. Daily Paws very own TikTok celebrity Kiba recently tested out the DQ secret menu item, and he seemed to wholeheartedly approve:
Theres nothing quite like a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Heck, ice cream sounds appetizing no matter the season. And with fast food chains like Dairy Queen serving up soft serve seven days a week, you dont have to look too far to satisfy your sweet tooth. But what about your pup? Can dogs share your ice cream on a sunny (or rainy) afternoon?
You may be wondering, can dogs eat ice cream? How safe is it? While DQ soft serve might not be the same as Ben & Jerrys Doggie Desserts (made specifically for canines), veterinarians say it is okay to spoil your pooch in small doses.
The DQ secret menu pup cup is a small dish of plain Dairy Queen soft serve topped with a dog biscuit. And the best part? Its free! Now you can indulge in a cotton candy blizzard for yourself and walk away with a cool treat for your dog, too—at no additional charge.
What is a Dairy Queen Pup Cup?
Dairy Queen’s “Pup Cup” is a small serving of vanilla soft-serve ice cream with a dog biscuit on top. It’s not listed on the menu because the ice cream isn’t made for dogs, so advertising it that way can be a liability if it makes a dog sick.
At most stores, the Pup Cup is free upon request. However, most Dairy Queens are independently-owned, so they may charge a small fee or choose not to serve it. But most locations are happy to give your pup one of these secret treats.
Even though it’s not listed on the menu, you can go to most Dairy Queens and ask for a “Pup Cup” to get this tasty treat. If an employee is unsure what a Pup Cup is, you can tell them that it’s a swirl of soft-serve ice cream with a dog biscuit.
If the location near you doesn’t offer Pup Cups for whatever reason, you can still order a small scoop of vanilla to share with your dog.
How much is a Dairy Queen pup cup?
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.
Is a pup cup just ice cream?