Dog Adoption Stories

Puppaccino Pals bring together animal shelters, adoptions, and Starbucks.

Puppaccino Pals   (Via The Dodo)

Love Dogs Eating Whipped Cream? Welcome to the Puppuccino Pals!

Shelter dogs live lonely lives.  Each day waiting for someone to take notice, decide that they’ll take you home.  It’s an exhausting experience.  One shelter has a new approach to the waiting game.  Their method?  Starbucks.

 Kitsap Humane Society in Washington put the Puppaccino Pals program into action in April.  Molly Clark, a local volunteer, comes every Tuesday.  She takes the week’s shelter dog to the local Starbucks for a delicious Puppaccino, right on schedule. (It’s just a small cup filled with whipped cream.  And it’s on the chain’s Secret Menu.)

Puppaccino Pals

(Via The Dodo)

The dog gets a break from the shelter.  They get to enjoy a car ride.  They get a treat!

The shelter gets the opportunity to increase awareness.  To let the dogs get some time outside the shelter, to see people.  Possibly to meet their future family.

The Internet gets pictures of dogs eating whipped cream.  Adorable, adorable pictures.


Puppaccino Pals

(Via The Dodo)

Starbucks does it’s part as well.  Every week, Starbucks posts information regarding this week’s Puppaccino pal.  They hope to encourage adoptions with this approach.  

While a young program, Clark has been doing this for some time.   

“The dogs LOVE the shelter breaks, and they adore the Puppaccinos,” Kimberly Cizek Allen, events and outreach assistant coordinator at the Kitsap Humane Society, said. “You can see it in their little eyes as they lick the whipped cream out of the cup.”


(Via The Dodo)


Every Dog Has Their Date

Not every dog is the same.  For some dogs,  eating whipped cream is a recipe for disaster.  Others don’t handle crowds and noises well.  And then, there’s Fido, who would wreck the Starbucks in five minutes flat.

“Should a dog not be suited for an outing due to some type of limitation, Molly will take another dog on an outing, and bring a Puppaccino back,” Allen said. “That way the Puppaccino Pals dog can enjoy play yard time, or quiet room time, or whatever is most appropriate and still be featured in our program!”


(Via The Dodo)

To up the odds further, the Shelter’s Instagram account gets in on the fun.  They feature the week’s dog eating whipped cream.  And, ya know, a bunch of adoption type stuff too.

The Puppaccino Pals program reminds people during their daily commute that the house is still empty, and a dog would be glad to greet them at the door.  It gets shelter dogs out into the community and gives them a break from the confines of the shelter.

(Via The Dodo)

It’s a delicious and brilliant idea.  And certainly worth a look for any local shelters needing ideas.

If you’d like to adopt a dog of your own, you can check out to get started.


(H/t to The Dodo)

We hope you enjoyed this article on  Puppaccino Pals

If you enjoyed this, here is another article about 10 Easy Ways to Dog Proof your Yard.

You might like this article that over 14,000 of our readers have recently enjoyed. Read it here --> Goofball Boxer Positions







Copyright © 2016

To Top