When you go out and get a little treat, like a Dunkin donut and coffee, you want to get something nice for your family, too - for many, including me, that includes their dog.

Are there Dunkin Pup Cups available?

Before you go bark up the wrong drive-thru, read on to dig up the facts behind the Dunkin pup cup.

  • Dunkin does serve pup cups, also known as puppy lattes
  • Pup cups are a small amount of plain whipped cream serve in a paper espresso cup
  • You can ask for dog treats or dog-safe fruits on top at some stores
  • Puppy lattes are typically free but can cost a dollar to raise money for the Joy in Childhood Foundation
  • Pup cups are a great occasional treat that can also be made at home

Do Dunkin Donuts Stores Serve Pup Cups?

Yes, Dunkin Donuts serves pup cups for our furry friends. 

This puppy latte (AKA pup cup or puppuccino) is simply a small amount of whipped cream in a paper espresso cup that is wide enough for a dog’s snout.

The plain version is the most common, but some Dunkin locations will let you add dog treats or dog-safe fruits on top of the whipped cream.

Are Dunkin Pup Cups Free?

Yes! The pup cup is typically free, but sometimes a Dunkin Donuts may ask for a dollar. 

This is because all money raised from Cup for Pup puppy latte sales goes to a company charity initiative.

The Joy in Childhood Foundation aims to help fight child illness and hunger.[2]

In other words, getting your dogs dairy treats also helps a good cause - talk about a win-win!

Are Dunkin Pup Cups Safe For Dogs?

While the ingredients in Dunkin pup cups are safe for most dogs, it will depend on your individual dog.

Your pet's health is so important, so it is essential to know whether this fun treat is okay for your pup to have.

Dunkin pup cups are four ounces of whipped cream in a cup. That means that they contain the following:

  • Dairy products like skim milk powder
  • Water
  • Fat
  • Sweeteners for flavor
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Partially hydrogenated oil
  • Stabilizers and emulsifiers to improve shelf life
Pup Excited For A Dunkin Donut Pup Cup

As pup cups are just whipped cream, they do not contain:

  • Caffeine
  • Additives
  • Coffee
  • Donut
Many dogs are actually lactose intolerant and, although dogs love cheese and cream like humans do, have a hard time digesting it.

A pup cup is not toxic to your pet in moderation, but it would be smart to watch out for any symptoms of lactose intolerance, such as diarrhea and vomiting.

If you are unsure whether a Dunkin Pup Cup is safe for your puppies, check in with your local veterinarian for individual health checks.

If your dog has not had pup cups before, try feeding them a little at a time and watch for signs of digestive issues in your puppy.

How Often Should Dogs Have Pup Cups?

Just like certain food items for children and adults, pup cups are a great treat to have in moderation. 

However, unlike dog biscuits which can be had multiple times a week, pup cups are dog treats that should be kept as a monthly sweet treat.

Cream pup cups contain dairy cream, fat, and sugar. Feeding your dog or other pets too many pup cups could lead to obesity and other health issues, just like with humans.

For the sake of your pet's health (and your bank account), only pull your car into a drive-thru for pup cups once a month. The joy on their face will always make it worth the wait.

Pup Licking A Dunkin Donut Pup Cup

How To Make Your Own Pup Cup At Home

It could not be simpler to make your own version of Dunkin pup cups at home. All you need is dairy products like whipping cream, an electric whisk, a bowl, and some elbow grease.

  • 1
    Place four ounces of whipping cream in the bowl
  • 2
    Whisk until fluffy
  • 3
    Add any dog-friendly topping you want to the whipped cream
  • 4
    Serve pup cups to your pups

If you make too much cream, you can simply use it to top a dessert or your coffee - treats all around!

While homemade and organic whipped cream would be ideal for home pup cups, store-bought cream can help in a pinch - just ensure it has as few ingredients as possible.

If you are unsure if a cream is suitable for your pet to eat, ask your vet for details.

Such delicious treats are sure to bring a crowd - try saving some cream and toppings for your human customers as a sweet treat.

Make Your Own Pup Cup At Home

Other Special Treats For Your Dog

You could even make your own secret menu with some extra ingredients.[3] Some dog menu extras you could add for taste and fun include:

  • Dog-safe fruits
  • Layer the cream with peanut butter for a filled parfait-style treat
  • Unsweetened coconut milk or cream for a summer snack
  • Sprinkle some on top of oatmeal for a fiber kick at breakfast
  • A tiny pinch of cinnamon for a spiced fall flavor
  • A light drizzle of honey
  • Plain unsalted peanuts or cashews for crunch

What Fruits Are Safe For Dogs?

There are quite a few fruits that dogs can have in moderation, including:

  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Blackberries
  • Coconut
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Cherries
Black Dog Beside A Dunkin Donut Pup Cup

Related Dunkin Donuts Pup Cup Questions

Does Dunkin Donuts have anything else for dogs?

Yes, Dunkin Donuts does have other things for dogs. Alongside pup cups, you can also pay $12 for a coffee cup dog toy. Additionally, there are sometimes limited edition collars or toys available on the website or in-store.[4]

Is there a pup cup at Starbucks?

There is a pup cup at Starbucks, but it is called the Puppuccino. It is essentially the same - whipped cream in a paper cup.

Is there a pup cup at Dutch Bros?

Yes, there is a pup cup at Dutch Bros that customers can request at Dutch Bros franchise chain drive-thrus.

Conclusion

When treating yourself at Dunkin restaurants, you can get yourself a coffee or donut, make your pet happy with Dunkin pup cups, and donate money to a good cause – talk about a win-win!

Dunkin pup cups are a safe dairy food that your dog can eat as a monthly surprise treat.

References:
1. https://www.joyinchildhoodfoundation.org/
2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/human-foods-for-dogs#TOC_TITLE_HDR_44
3. https://news.dunkindonuts.com/news/treat-your-pup-with-new-dunkin-inspired-bark-dog-toys-and-cup-for-pup-treats

Chloe Page

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Chloe Page
A lifelong mocha fan, Chloe is an award-winning writer with over eight years’ experience weaving words. Her journey in the coffee industry is highlighted by extensive research and interviews with coffee experts. In her moments of relaxation, you'll often find her sipping on Bird and Blend tea, thoughtfully scribbling in her notebook.

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