These 16 Restaurants Offer FREE Dog Treats… “Bone” Appétit!

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Calling all dog owners! 🐾

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 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. Head to Starbucks for 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 Drive-In has a secret canine menu and potentially free dog treats.

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 puppy latte will perk up your pup at Dunkin’ Donuts. 

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 $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. 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 Woof Menu at Shake Shack.

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. Pup Patties at In-N-Out Burger are 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 pupcakes…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 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 pup to Culver’s 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. 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 the delicious frosty paws (soy-based ice cream)!


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

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


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Comments 18

  1. Emily

    Can confirm that culvers gives doggies pup cups of ice cream. We have a culvers right by the pet supply store in my town, and it makes for a fun outing with my hound dog.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How sweet! Thanks for letting us know your pup has been able to score a treat from Culver’s!

    • SLA

      My dog only gets bones from there and refuses to eat them. 🤣

  2. Elizabeth

    Our local KFC offers milk bones, or they at least stocked for our husky 😂❤️

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. sweetklouise

    If you have a Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers nearby you (it’s like Culver’s), if you have your dog in the car with you, they will give you a pup cup (it’s a small cup of vanilla custard) free of charge through the drive thru window.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Love that! Thanks for taking a moment to comment!

  4. Linda G

    Panera gives treats too!!! Our GSD gets whipped cream with bacon sprinkles there sometimes, just bacon strips, or just whipped cream. Depends on who is working.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s awesome to hear, Linda G!

    • Tiff

      Cool!

  5. Tiff

    Our local Freddy´s frozen custard gives a lil cup of whipped cream for free. They call it a pup cup or pup bowl or something like that. Many local banks, drugstores, utility companies will give a lil bone if they have them in stock, too.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip!

  6. AJ

    Every time I went through my Dunkin drive thru I ordered “one glazed munchkin, no bag” for my dog. It got to the point where they would ask if my order was for Casey. The last time I went I was told munchkins are now their standard doggie give away.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, how neat! Thanks for taking the time to share that, AJ!

  7. Eva B

    Welcome Tasnia! I love this article! Thank you for letting me know about all these places I can treat my dogs! They are my babies!

  8. Marlene

    Can confirm In-N-Out serves salt free patties upon request but it doesn’t have any kind of special bag. (Employee)

  9. Angie

    Not sure if it is all Dairy Queens but ours charges for a pup cup. It is a cup of vanilla ice cream but it is the same price as a kids cone. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Angie!

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