Calling all Dog Lovers! 🐾
If you’re out and about with your furry friend and are wanting to grab a bite to eat, here are several restaurants that offer FREE or inexpensive dog treats! Note that these items or freebies may not be available at all locations, so be sure to check with your location before making a special trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE – Since a few of these items aren’t “official” dog food products, be sure to consult your veterinarian before feeding your pet something new to avoid an upset stomach.
The next time you’re at Starbucks with your dog, ask the barista for a “Puppuccino” and you’ll receive a free short-sized cup of whipped cream for your pup to enjoy.
2.) Sonic Drive-In
If you’re near a Sonic Drive-In with your dog in tow, consider letting them know your furry friend is with you as they may even bring a dog treat to your car when delivering your meal!
3.) Dunkin’ Donuts
If you’re heading to Dunkin’ Donuts with your dog, select drive-thrus may keep dog treats handy. My local Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins offered free whipped cream in a cup or a free “munchkin” donut hole. Note that I did have to ask for the freebie, but they were happy to offer it.
Sprinkles offers Pupcakes for just $2.50 each and they’re sugar-free cupcakes topped with yogurt frosting. Some pupcakes are also topped with peanuts, sprinkles or fondant bones.
5.) Dairy Queen
Ask your cashier for a Pup Cup the next time you’re at Dairy Queen with your dog and you may receive a free small-serving of vanilla soft serve ice cream (select locations).
6.) Shake Shack
Shake Shack offers a doggie bag Bag O’ Bones with 5 ShackBurger Dog Biscuits for around $7.50 OR a Pooch-ini treat that includes 2 dog biscuits in a peanut butter sauce with vanilla custard for under $4.
7.) In-N-Out Burger
If you have an In-N-Out Burger restaurant nearby, you can order a “Pup Patty” for under $1 that features a plain hamburger patty without any salt added and is served in a doggy bag.
8.) Johnny Rockets
At Johnny Rockets restaurants, you can order a plain hamburger patty (fee applies) and even ask for fresh water for your pup. Plus, at select Johnny Rocket locations, you may even be able to order treats like a lickety split ice cream or pupcake (nomz). Dogs are welcome at all locations.
Many Chick-fil-A drive-thrus have a box of Milk-Bone dog treats at the window and will offer them to pup passengers. If they’re not offered a dog treat, I’m sure your pup will be sure to let you know how much they love Chick-fil-A’s chicken too whenever they smell that delicious food! 😉
10.) Tim Horton’s Coffee
Tim Horton’s (a coffee chain in Canada & the U.S.) offers a sugar-free doggy version of their famous “Timbits” bite-sized doughnuts at select drive-thru locations (limit one per canine customer).
11.) Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
With locations in Las Vegas, Texas, and all over California, pup patrons who come to Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar can order their very own bowl of brown rice, either plain for under $2 OR topped with chicken or a hamburger patty for under $5. Even better, bowls of water are complimentary!
12.) Shakes Frozen Custard
With locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri & Texas, you may be able to ask for a free Puppy Cup of Custard the next time you’re stopping by with your pet (may require purchase).
13.) Andy’s Frozen Custard
With locations in 10 states, take your pup to Andy’s Frozen Custard for a free puppy cone!
Culver’s locations may offer milk bones to dogs coming through the drive thru. AND, if you drive through the right location, your dog may even get their milk bone in a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off running long distance, bargain shopping, warm weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.