21 Places to Get FREE Pup Cups For Your Dog

Puppuccinos, aka the whipped cream dream in a tiny cup, have become the ultimate “treat yo’ dog” indulgence. Some scratch their heads over the frenzy—after all, it’s just a dollop of whipped cream in a disposable cup, right? Wrong!

It’s about the sheer joy of snagging a freebie from your favorite spot… but for your doggo! Forget the DIY cool whip session at home; there’s no fun in that. The real magic happens when you watch your doggo dive snout-first into that creamy bliss, bonus giggles if they sport a whipped cream mustache. Today, we’re dishing out the scoop on where to fetch these gratis goodies for your pupper. Let the frothy fun begin!

starbucks puppuccino + other places to get them

1. The Starbucks Puppuccino

yellow Lab finishing off a Starbucks puppucino

Ah, the legendary Starbucks Puppuccino, the crown jewel of doggie delights! This little cup of whipped cream paradise has been wagging tails far and wide. Roll up to any Starbucks with your furry co-pilot, throw them a charming woof or a polite paw shake, and voilà – a frothy treat is served on the house! What’s the damage for such an exquisite canine concoction, you ask? Not a penny, not a dime. That’s right, these creamy cups of joy come at the grand price of absolutely free. Starbucks knows the way to our pups’ hearts, and it’s paved with whipped cream. So next time you’re craving that caffeine fix, remember your four-legged friend can get their paws on a little luxury too, without dipping into their treat fund.

2. Dunn Brothers

dog eating puppuccino
Source: facebook

This midwest chain offers ‘off menu’ pup cups (shhh… it’s a secret). However, they regularly post photos of cute dogs on their facebook page so we wonder when they’ll officially add it to their menu.

3. Dutch Bros Coffee

cute pup eating pup cups at Dutchbros

Dutch Bros Coffee, a gem in the Western U.S. with over 500+ locations, isn’t just about the caffeine kick; it’s also a hotspot for canine camaraderie. Here, the pup cup isn’t just an item on the menu—it’s a rite of passage for the doggo demographic. Swing by with your furry friend in tow, ask for a pup cup, and watch your pup’s day go from zero to hero in no time. It’s Dutch Bros’ way of giving a little back to the creatures that give us so much joy. So, while you’re getting your coffee fix, your four-legged pal won’t be left out of the fun. Remember, at Dutch Bros, the best things in life (like pup cups) are free and furry.

 4. Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen pup cup
Source: facebook

Dairy Queen’s Pup Cup takes the cake—or should we say, the cone? Far from your garden-variety pup treat, this offering might just top the charts. On your next visit, opt for a Pup Cup and behold: a free small vanilla soft serve, a creamy delight that transcends the typical whipped cream affair. It’s Dairy Queen’s way of acknowledging that dogs, much like their human counterparts, deserve a taste of the sweeter things in life. So, while you indulge in your Blizzard, your pup won’t be left to merely drool in envy. At Dairy Queen, the motto seems to be, “A lick of soft serve for them, a lifetime of loyalty for you.”

 5. Culver’s

Culver's Milk bone

Culver’s takes the “treat” in “treat your pet” to a whole new level. This chain isn’t just flipping burgers; they’re flipping tails with joy by handing out milk bones to any dog that graces their drive-thru. But wait, there’s more – at select locations, your pup can indulge in a scoop of vanilla ice cream, crowned with a milk bone. It’s not just a treat; it’s a canine delicacy. So next time you’re craving a ButterBurger or some crispy tenders, remember that Culver’s has a little something for your four-legged passenger too.

6. Caribou Coffee

a corgi pup eating Caribbou pup cup
Source: @cariboucoffee

At Caribou Coffee, they’ve brewed up something special for our four-legged friends: the Caribou Pup Cup. This isn’t just any treat; it’s a generous four-ounce dollop of whipped cream, tailor-made for tail wags. Next time you’re fueling up on your favorite coffee, don’t forget your pup’s dose of delight. It’s the whipped-up way to say “I woof you” without breaking the bank or the scale.

7. Chick Fil A

dog eating chil fil a pup cup
Source: facebook

Not all Chick-fil-A locations roll out the red carpet for our furry companions, but for those that do, the welcome mat comes in the form of the Chick-fil-A Pup Cup. A simple inquiry at these dog-friendly outposts yields a delightful scoop of IceDream, crowned with a dog treat. It’s Chick-fil-A’s way of giving a paw up to our canine friends. So, the next time you and your pupper pull up to Chick-fil-A, don’t forget to ask for the Pup Cup—it’s a small gesture that translates to big tail wags.

8. Shake Shack

The poochini from Shake shack
Photo Source: Shake Shack

Shake Shack is doing things differently by offering the “Pooch-ini” This variation on a theme includes a dog-friendly vanilla custard, a swirl of peanut butter and a few dog biscuits. We have not personally been here but we don’t think this one is free. Evenstill, sounds like it puts the Starbucks Puppuccino to shame.

9. Dunkin Donuts

A retriever has Dunkin cup in its mouth
Source: @dunkin

Dunkin Donuts calls their version of the puppuccino- a puppy latte. So cute! So next time you’re there order your pupper a latte and they’ll enjoy a nice cup filled with whipped cream. Some locations might even top it off with a bone. The Dunkin Donuts Pup Cup price? Free!

10. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

dog eating coffee bean puppuccino
Photo Source:@dekudogo

While we couldn’t find anything official, it appears that at least some Coffee Bean‘s offer Puppuccinos!

11. Biggby Coffee.

A french bulldog having biggby coffee whipped cream
Source: @biggbycoffee

Yes, this chain offers their Cup of whip which features whipped cream, sprinkles and sometimes, if you’re lucky, a dog treat to top it off.

12. Bark! Espresso.

A frenchie finished up a Bark! Espresso dog latte
Source: @barkespresso

Rumor is this Seattle favorite makes a rice milk and peanut butter dog latte. This sounds way better than the traditional Starbucks Puppuccino!

13. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt

dog eating Frosty Paws at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt
Source: @handelssantee

This 40-unit ice cream chain serves Frosty Paws, a dog ice cream made with soy at their Redondo Beach, California location. The rest of the chain has Dogsters, a veterinary-approved dog treat available in peanut butter and mint flavors.

14 Flying Squirrel

a small dog eating whip cream

This bakery and cafe in Talkeetna Alaska will offer puppuccinos to all good dogs! 

15. Make A Pup Cup At Home

Rocky kanaka's Puppuccino recipe

Come on, your dog doesn’t really need a Starbucks puppuccino, do they? Really, they aren’t difficult to make and you can even use healthier ingredients than whipped cream. Here’s a puppuccino recipe from Pet Chef Rocky Kanaka that is much healthier than the puppuccinos at Starbucks

16. Johnny Rockets

a pup at johnny Rockets
Source: Bark Post

Johnny Rockets offer pup-friendly burgers and ice cream for dogs. However, availability may vary by location, so you may want to check the menu before you go

17. Sprinkles

A puppu eating dog-friendly Sprinkle's cup cake
Source: @sprinklescupcakes

This bakery chain offers a Sprinkles Pupcake, which is a dog-friendly cupcake made of butter, egg whites, buttermilk, salt, vanilla, and a sugar substitute and topped with a yogurt frosting. They are not free however.

18. Sonic

A puppy having Sonic Pup Cup
Source: Totally the Bomb

This fast-food chain offers a Sonic Pup Cup, which is a small cup of vanilla ice cream for dogs. 

19. Tim Hortons

dog having Timbits Pup Cup
Source: facebook

This coffee chain offers a Timbits Pup Cup, which is a small cup of whipped cream with a Timbit (a bite-sized donut) on top for dogs

20. In-N-Out Burger

a dog eating In n Out pup patty
Source: Mirror

This burger chain offers a Pup Patty, which is a plain hamburger patty without salt or seasonings for dogs. However, this treat is not free and may cost around $1

21. Shakes Frozen Custard

a pup having Puppy Cup of Custard
Source: hip2save

If you find yourself visiting Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, or Texas, you may have the opportunity to request a complimentary Puppy Cup of Custard for your furry friend during your visit at Shakes. (may require purchase).

22. Andy’s Frozen Custard

a pup havin Andy's Frozen Custard—a Puppy Cone

Indulge your pup with a delightful treat at Andy’s Frozen Custard—a Puppy Cone awaits! With locations spanning across 10 states, bring your furry friend to Andy’s Frozen Custard and enjoy a complimentary Puppy Cone, specially made for dogs to savor! ????

23. Scooter’s Coffee

a pup and its mom at scooter's coffee
Source: @scooterscoffee

At Scooter’s Coffee, your furry friends are in for a delightful treat! They offer complimentary Pup Cups, featuring a cup of fluffy whipped cream with a tasty doggy bone treat nestled in the center. Bring your four-legged companion and let them indulge in this special treat, courtesy of Scooter’s Coffee!

24. Brusters Ice Cream

a pup getting a doggie sundae at Brusters
Source: facebook

Indulge your furry friend with a delightful treat at Bruster’s! They offer a complimentary doggie sundae, available with or without a purchase. In certain locations, you might even have the chance to receive an additional doggie biscuit as an extra special touch. Treat your pup to a sweet surprise, because they deserve it! ???? There are over 200 locations in 22 states

25. Freddy’s Frozen Custard

A bulldog having Freddi's Frozen Pup cup
Source: facebook

Indulge your furry companion at Freddy’s Frozen Custard with their delightful free offering known as pup cups! A pup cup at Freddy’s is a small cup filled with creamy vanilla ice cream topped with a tasty dog treat. You can simply request a pup cup when you place your order for your own delicious frozen custard or mouthwatering steakburger. Treat yourself and your pup to a special visit to Freddy’s!

More Restaurants That Serve Pup Cups

Since we published this article, we have received tons of feedback on other places you can get free (or inexpensive) pup cups. So we are adding those here;

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