The pup cup, also known as the puppuccino, has been trending in the world of dog owners for quite some time now.

Just take a look at posts and photos on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and you'll see just how popular the pup cup has become!

We all know that Starbucks hands out free puppuccinos, but what about Dutch Bros?

Let’s find out in this complete guide to Dutch Bros pup cups.

Yes! Pup cups are available at Dutch Bros.

The Dutch Bros company tries to make each and every customer happy, including those with 4 legs and a tail![1]

If you want your dog to indulge in a delicious whip cream treat that’s safe for animals, then a Dutch Bros coffee shop is the right place for you… and your pet.

Just like Starbucks pup cups, Dutch Bros provides dogs with the same level of respect as humans.

Every drive-thru barista is ecstatic to greet a 4-legged customer, and they show that excitement by offering a whipped cream cup, also known as a "pup cup" or "puppuccino."

You won’t see the term “puppuccino” on the official menu, but if you ask for one, you’ll be given a delicious treat that will make any pet happy.

Golden Retriever 1st Dutch Pup Cup

Dutch Bros Pup Cup Ingredients

Dutch Bros has always placed an emphasis on high-quality ingredients.

All Dutch Bros drinks are handcrafted to perfection for each individual, and the puppuccino follows that trend.

Pup Cup Ingredients

This “dog drink” is simply whipped cream in a small espresso-sized cup.

The concoction is made fresh daily from cream and sugar - that’s it!

There’s one thing that takes a DB puppuccino to the next level, though. Rather than serving a dog with a cup of plain whipped cream, the baristas top each puppuccino with a tasty milk bone dog treat.
Dutch Bros Pup Cup With rainbow sprinkles and dog bones

Are Pup Cups Sugar-Free?

Unfortunately, pup cups are not sugar-free.

However, it’s fine for dogs to enjoy some sugar, but keep in mind that too much of it can result in an upset stomach for your furry friend.

Are They Gluten-Free?

The base ingredients of the puppuccino are indeed gluten-free.

Remember, it’s just cream and sugar!

There is a catch, though. Depending on the availability, your barista is likely to add a milk bone dog treat on top, and in most cases, these do contain gluten.

The good news is that gluten is typically harmless to dogs, although USA Today says that “just like humans, some dogs may experience discomfort from eating gluten.”[2]

Bulldog Having Dutch Bros Pup Cup

How To Order A Puppuccino At Dutch Bros

Although there’s no official dog menu at Dutch bros, ordering a pup cup is easy… just ask your barista for a puppuccino!

The easiest way is to bring your pup through the drive-thru. After ordering your drink of choice, ask if you can also have a pup cup.

The barista will know exactly what you’re referring to, and there’s no extra charge. If you forget to preorder one, you can always ask once you've reached the window.

Chances are, you won't even have to ask if the DB employees see that you have a 4-legged passenger.

Great Dane Enjoying Dutch Bros Pup Cup

Related Dutch Bros Pup Cup Questions

Is whipped cream OK for dogs?

Yes, whipped cream is perfectly safe for canines.[3] However, some dogs may be sensitive to lactose or high-fat foods, which can cause tummy issues like bloating or diarrhea.

Is the puppuccino the only dog-friendly item at Dutch Bros?

Yes, the puppuccino is the only dog-friendly item at Dutch Bros, at least in terms of beverages. Many locations keep dog treats behind the counter, though.

Can I bring my dog into Dutch Bros coffee shops?

Unless it’s a registered service dog, you cannot have your dog inside Dutch Bros coffee shops. However, all doggies are welcome at the drive-thru and walk-up windows.

Which other coffee stores have pup cups?

Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Peets Coffee, and even Dairy Queen hand out puppuccinos. Many local coffee shops also offer some version of the pup cup.


Pet owners everywhere can share their love for their pups by visiting a Dutch Bros coffee store and ordering a puppuccino.

The puppuccino is made from simple ingredients - whipped cream and milk bone dog treats. Best of all, it's free!

After ordering your puppuccino, don’t forget to share your photo or video on the Dutch Bros Facebook or Insta account and leave a comment about your experience!



Caitlin Shaffer


Caitlin Shaffer
Caitlin Shaffer, is a knowledgeable coffee expert and passionate writer. Her articles are a mix of personal experiences, insights gained from her travels, and interviews, offering an extensive view of the global coffee scene. Caitlin enjoys embarking on new travel adventures, often to destinations celebrated for their unique coffee offerings, from Indonesia to Italy and Colombia, adding a worldly flavor to her articles. Her go-to coffee? Cold brew with homemade vanilla syrup – a personal favorite that keeps her love for coffee fresh and exciting.

My favorite drink? I'd go with... cold brew with homemade vanilla syrup.

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