Whether you’re running errands around town, or road-tripping through the U.S., one of the highlights could be a tasty drive-thru treat. If you’re in transit with your furry pal in the backseat, you may be interested to know that there are a number of restaurants that provide pet-only menu items.
In Canada and the U.S.
Dairy Queen offers the pup cup – a free, small soft serve vanilla ice cream cup. Starbucks is home to the Puppacino. So, when you place your Frappuccino order, your dog can enjoy their own version of the treat. When you pull up to the country’s iconic coffee shop, Tim Horton’s will serve your pup a dog-friendly Tim Bit. All you need to do is ask.
In the U.S.
In the U.S., you can pull up to In-N-Out and treat your dog to a pup patty, which is a plain salt-free burger patty. Shake shack is home to the Pooch-ini, which is a special blend of dog biscuits, peanut butter, and vanilla custard. They also offer the Bag O’Bones, which contains five specially made dog biscuits. A number of Sonic locations keep dog treats on hand, so let them know you have a pooch on board when you place your order!
You can also be creative and choose pup-friendly food from the majority of your drive-thru favorites. Cooked chicken, eggs, and limited quantities of whole wheat bread are tasty and appropriate snacks for your dog. Of course, you know your pet (and their tummy sensitivities!) best. So keep any allergies and sensitivities in mind when choosing “human” food. And, remember, it’s also best to keep these as road travel treats rather than part of your pup’s daily routine.
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