Stores and restaurants are progressively becoming more dog-friendly (yay)! But some places go above and beyond to make sure your pooch feels especially welcome.
If you’re out and about with your pup and want to grab a bite or a sip, keep in mind these 15 awesome restaurants that are not only dog-friendly, they actually cater to canines!
From free tidbits to full meals for Fido, your dog’s day will be made when he’s included in the fun. Some of these items are on the menu while others are secret and must be asked for by name!
(Note: Menu items or freebies may not be available at all locations. Always check with your vet before feeding your dog something new.)
1. Starbucks “Puppuccino”
If you’re at the Starbucks drive-thru with your pooch in tow, add a Puppuccino to your order! No, it’s not coffee for your pup (which is one of those things they should never consume!). It’s a little whipped cream in a small cup that’ll serve as a tasty treat–as long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant.
2. In-N-Out Burger
Dogs love burgers, just like humans. Only, they shouldn’t be eating all those extra toppings! That’s why this delectable burger chain will serve up a “Pup Patty” for your furry friend: an unseasoned burger, packed in one of their signature doggy bags.
3. Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sprinkles knows that everyone loves fresh baked goodies–even dogs! That’s why they make tasty cupcakes that are safe for canine consumption. They’re sugar-free, and complete with a layer of yogurt frosting.
4. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Summer’s here, the sun is out, and you and your pup are drooling at the thought of a cool snack! Head over to Handel’s, where many locations offer Dogsters in peanut butter or mint flavors. According to the chain’s Facebook page, these frozen treats are vet-approved.
5. Rock & Brews
Love music, beer, and dogs? Welcome to Nirvana. This chain is dog-friendly, with some locations offering a special dog menu. They offer dishes that include roast chicken, unsalted burgers, sweet potatoes, and even Fido-friendly (non-alcoholic) “beer” !