These 17 Restaurants Offer FREE Dog Treats – “Bone” Appétit!

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Searching for pup cups near me? Grab a pup cup for your furry friends!


Dog owners, what is a pup cup? 🐾

If you’re out and about with your furry friend and want to grab a bite to eat, here are several restaurants that offer FREE or inexpensive dog treats! One of these treats is pup cups which is cups of either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Regardless of the treat, your furry friend will love it!

Note that these items or freebies may not be available at all locations, so be sure to check with your local establishment 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. Some treats are also not meant for small dogs so they should only have a lick or two!

1. Try a Starbucks pup cup, aka a Puppuccino.

puppy eating free dog treats whipped cream out of cup

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 pup cups are potentially part of a secret canine menu.

If you’re near a Sonic Drive-In with your dog, 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 for free! The secret canine menu varies at each location but most of the time it’s a whipped cream dessert or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A tail-wagger for sure! 😉

3. A Dunkin‘ pup cup latte will perk up your furry friend.

dog eating out of free dog treat cup

If you’re heading to Dunkin’ Donuts with your dog, select drive-thrus may keep free dog treats handy. This local Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins offered a puppy latte (whipped cream in a cup) or a free “munchkin” donut hole.

4. Stop by Sprinkles for a Pupcake.

Sprinkles offers Pupcakes for just $3 each and they’re sugar-free cupcakes topped with yogurt frosting. Some pupcakes are also topped with peanuts, sprinkles, or fondant bones.

5. Check out the Pup Cup available at Dairy Queen.

staring at whipped cream in cup

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 topped off with a dog treat (select locations).

6. Browse the Shake Shack dog menu.

Shake Shack offers more of an extensive option for our furry friends. There is the doggie Bag O’ Bones with 5 ShackBurger Dog Biscuits (rye flour, beef, beef liver, carrots, cheddar cheese, and parsley) for around $7.99 OR a Pooch-ini treat that includes two dog biscuits in peanut butter sauce + vanilla custard for under $4.

7. A Puppy Patty In N Out is always in season!

dog staring at bag

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. Doggy burgers are a hit at Johnny Rockets

At Johnny Rockets restaurants, dogs are always welcome. You can order a plain hamburger patty (fee applies) and even ask for a fresh bowl of water for your pup when you sit in the outdoor patio area. At select Johnny Rocket locations, you may even be able to order treats like a doggy hamburger, lickety-split ice cream, or cupcakes… nomz!

9. Eat mor’ milk bones at Chick-fil-A.

dog going through bag

Many Chick-fil-A drive-thrus have a box of Milk-Bone dog treats at the window and will offer them to pup passengers. All you have to do is ask! If they’re not offered a free 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. Drop in at Tim Horton‘s for Timbits. 

Tim Horton’s (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. Paws at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and grab a patty bowl. 🐾

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 a grilled hamburger/chicken patty bowl for $5. Even better, bowls of water are complimentary!

12. Cool off with a Puppy Cup at Shakes Frozen Custard.

dog eating free dog treats from cup

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. Visit Andy’s Frozen Custard for a Puppy Cone. 

With locations in 10 states, take your pup to Andy’s Frozen Custard for a free Puppy Cone! 😋

14. Treat your dogy to a Culver’s pup cup, aka milk bones. 

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!

15. Grab a pup cup from Scooter’s Coffee.

dog with pup cup from scooter's coffee

Scooter’s Coffee gives away pup cups to your furry friends which feature a cup of whipped cream with a doggy bone treat in the middle.

16. Dogsters are on deck at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt chain offers Dogsters available in peanut butter and mint flavors. In select California locations, they serve delicious frosty paws (soy-based ice cream)!

17. Doggie Sundaes are always buzzin’ at Bruster’s.

Bruster’s offers a free doggie sundae with or without a purchase! In select locations, you might even snag a doggie biscuit too. 😉

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About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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Comments 13

  1. mamabear

    My drive through pharmacy also always offers my pup a treat! =)

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      So SWEET! 🐶 ❤️

  2. Stella

    This information is so helpful, love treating the pups while traveling. Thanks so much.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Stella! Glad you found this so helpful! 💕

  3. Sue P

    Our bank has Milkbones at the drive-up windows. We don’t often take our puppy girl with us, but after the first time she ALWAYS gets excited when she happens to be with us at the bank 🙂

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, that’s so sweet, Sue P! Glad she gets a treat at your bank! 🤗

  4. Nancy Josselin

    Our Dairy Queen charges for a pup cup-more than for a small cone and it’s less ice cream.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Thanks for sharing how your location charges for this, Nancy! 🤗 ❤️

    • Tiffany S

      Ours too!

  5. Ashley N Mercer

    Thank you so much for the info! My baby loves going to get treats!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Ashley! Hope your pup enjoys! 🐾❤️

  6. Amy

    Our Chick-fil-A has recently started offering pup cups! My pup loves to get a whipped cream pup cup whenever we go through. You can also order nuggets individually so he usually gets 2 nuggets too. Spoiled rotten!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Too cute! Thanks for sharing the treats your pup has scored at Chik Fil A! We’ll check for details on that!❤️

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