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    The Ultimate List of Companies With Secret Menus and Free Products For Your Pup

    free stuff for dogs

    If you’re like me, you want to do EVERYTHING with your pup. But sometimes it’s hard to find a place that welcomes both you and your dog. What to do when society shuns your dog love? Turn to a place that understands how important it is to have ALL of your loved ones with you, whether dining out, staying in a hotel, or going for a quick coffee. 

    Here are 27 establishments that will cater to your dog. 

    1. Starbucks

    One of the items on the Starbucks secret menu, the Puppuccino is a small cup filled with whipped cream for your pup,  a.k.a. all things good in this world. Next time you get that grande non-fat chai latte, treat your pup to the puppuccino! Editor’s note: WebMD lists ice cream and dairy as a food your dog shouldn’t eat. Just like humans, some dogs get upset stomachs from eating dairy so if you have a pup with a sensitive tum, might want to stay clear of this one! 

    2. Rock & Brews

    This American comfort food restaurant not only has a dog-friendly patio, but they have a doggie menu and will bring water in a bowl for your pup upon request (on the house). The perfect place to dine and rock out with your pup.


    Image via www.bringfido.com

    3. Shake Shack

    Would you like a Pooch-ini to go with those fries? Shake Shack offers delicious desserts custom made for your pup. The Pooch-ini is composed of dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce, and a vanilla custard. You can also order a Bag O’Bones, which is a bag of five ShackBurger dog biscuits made by Bocce’s Bakery.


    Image via www.lifewithdogs.tv

    4. Johnny Rockets

    At select Johnny Rocket locations, such as the Chino Hills, CA branch, a specialized menu is offered for our four legged friends. Items include doggie hamburgers, lickety split ice cream, and even pupcakes (nomz). Dogs are welcome at all locations and are provided with fresh water upon request.


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    5. Sprinkles Cupcakes 

    Not only does this chain have Cupcake ATM’s (satisfying your cupcake needs 24/7), but it also offers Doggie Cupcakes. These cupcakes are sugar-free and topped with a yogurt frosting.


    Image via www.sprinkles.com

     6. In-N-Out 

    The Flying Dutchman, an item on the secret menu, simply contains two beef patties and two slices of cheese. While it is not officially a dog item, per se, rumor has it that it was created for people to feed their dogs at one of the original In-N-Out locations.

    7. Le Pain Quotidienne

    Grab a pastry, take a seat outside on the heated porch, and relax with your pooch. This restaurant is not only dog-friendly, but some of the outdoor tables at select location have jars of dog treats, and if not, dog treats are offered by the staff. Talk about pampered!

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    8. JetBlue

    Want to take your pet on vacation? No problem. JetBlue allows small pets to travel in cabin and has an exclusive program, JetPaws, that caters to your canines every need, providing all the tools necessary for a smooth trip. The program includes a carrier bag-tag and a travel guide which includes a list of pet-friendly establishments in popular destinations!


    9. Ace Hotels

    Ace Hotel New York has got a real soft spot for our four-legged guests. Travelers who book a room at Ace Hotel New York with the special rate code PUPPYLOVE will have our regular pet fee waived, plus you’ll get a BARKBOX. Yup. 

    Image via Ace Hotels

    Image via Ace Hotels

     10. W Hotels 

    At these luxurious hotels, pets are pampered just like their hoomans. Upon arriving, pets receive welcome packets that contain a toy, treat, pet tag, and clean up bags with the W’s PAW (Pets Are Welcome) program. The program includes custom W pet beds, food and water bowls with a floor mat, and treats at turndown.

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    11. Kimpton Hotels 

    This hotel chain is perfect for the pampered pooch. They offer special pet packages which include amenities such as food and water bowls, mineral water, temporary pet tags, gourmet dog cookies, walking services, dog sitting services, and even pet massages. They even have a Director of Pet Relations to ensure that your dog has a pleasant stay.

    12. Saks Fifth Avenue

    Who says pups and fashion have to be mutually exclusive? Bring your pooch with you while you shop. Saks is extremely pet-friendly; the Birmingham branch even hosted a Dogs & Denim Fall Fashion show supporting Hand in Paw, an animal therapy organization.

    13. Tim Hortons

    Tim Hortons might be known for their variety of Timbits, but few people know that Tim Hortons offers plain Timbits for dogs. Just make sure to ask for a pet-friendly Timbit so they know not to put sugar on it. Limit one per canine customer!


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    14. Southwest Air

    Though most airlines will allow customers to bring a pet carrier on board for a fee, Southwest has a 2-for-1 rate. Meaning if you have two small dogs that can fit comfortably in one carrier, then you will only be charged for the carrier, and not per pet.


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    15. Westin Hotel

    The Westin will pamper you pup as much as it would a person, offering robes, massages, and custom cuisine to the dog in your entourage. After all, luxury is not limited to those who walk upright. The concierge will even inform you of the dog-friendly activities in the local area.

    16. Dairy Queen

    This ice cream eatery has a royal secret. The Pup Cup! Ask your cashier for a Pup Cup the next time you’re at Dairy Queen with your dog and you’ll receive a free small-serving of vanilla soft serve ice cream. Bow (wow) to the Queen!


    Image via Sheltie Nation

    17. Virgin Atlantic

    Virgin Atlantic offers a special heated and air-conditioned compartment – just like the cabin – for your furry flyers. Hoomans even earn Flying Club miles for flights logged by your pup. See the Virgin Atlantic Flying Paws scheme to sign up. Virgin Atlantic does have a set limit on the number of dogs allowed onboard, so you guessed it, call ahead!


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    18. Four Seasons Hotel

    The epitome of exclusive, Four Seasons will only allow pooches under 15lbs. But if your dog does stay at the Four Seasons, then some locations will treat your dog to all the services you will be treated to, including in-room spa services. The hotel will also accommodate your dog with walking services and special treats. Many Four Seasons also have a veterinarian on call to ensure your dog’s stay is as healthy as it is harmonious.


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    19. Culver’s

    Culver’s may be known for their “made-daily Fresh Frozen Custard,” but we know them for their welcoming attitudes to our dogs. Culver’s has a tradition of offering milk bones to dogs coming through the drive thru. If you drive thru the right location, then your dog will get their milk bone in a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


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    20. Loews Hotels and Resorts

    Enroll your dog in the Loews Loves Pets program at the Loews Hotel and your dog will gain access to a unique room service menu, toys, a bed, and a list of local pet services. The hotel also provides dog-walking and dog-sitting.


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    21. Sonic Drive-in

    Due to the drive-in setup of the restaurant, Sonic welcomes all dogs. Several locations even bring dog treats to your car along with the meal! 

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    22. Drury Inn

    Not only are dogs welcome at the Drury Inn, but they stay free of charge!


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    23. American Apparel

    Do you and your pup need some new threads? At American Apparel you can shop with your dog, and for your dog. Your dog is welcome as long as they’re leashed, and while they’re there they can check out the American Apparel pet line.


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    24. Chick-fil-a

    Driving thru? Chances are, you might be at one of the many Chick-fil-a locations that give treats to dogs who come by the window!


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    25. Red Roof Inn

    Red Roof is another dog-friendly establishment that will not charge you additional fees to have your dog stay in the hotel. That’s right, dogs stay free!


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    26. Motel 6

    Another over night accommodation happy to have your pup at no cost!


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    Yet the most accomodating place of all?

    27. Apple

    In the Apple Kingdom, there are no rules. The question is not what can you do at the Apple store, it’s what can’t you do. If you’ve got a pet goat, you can bring it to the Apple Store!

    Written by: Michelle Vogt

    Source: BarkPost

    Tennis Ball Boys Are Out, Long Live The Ball Dog

    ASB Classic promo video

    Tennis courts used to be the stomping grounds of stuffy, country-club types. Lately, though, the sport has gone to the dogs.

    Three dogs, specifically: Oscar, a rescued bull mastiff; Ted, a border collie; and Super Teddy, a Jack Russell, Norfolk terrier, miniature schnauzer mix.

    These pups took to the court earlier this month for an exhibition match between Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova, working as "ball boys" in a promotion for the ASB Classic, which wrapped up last Saturday in New Zealand.

    We can't speak to the quality of the players' game, but the ball boys dogs did an amazing job, if video footage (above) from the event is anything to go by.

    Source: Huffington Post

    You Can Help A Deserving Dog Have The Best Day Of Their Life

    Susie the dog's early life was brutal. As a puppy, she was discovered in a North Carolina park covered in burns, scars and maggots, with broken teeth and a broken jaw. Her owner had beaten her nearly to death because she licked his baby's face.

    This dog, who now lives with animal advocate Donna Lawrence, inspired a law that increases penalties for animal abusers and was named 2014's American Hero Dog.

    And recently, in honor of what she's been through, Susie was chauffeured around Manhattan in a limousine, fed a steady stream of hamburgers and put up in a super swanky hotel suite filled to the brim with toys and snacks.

    The day ended with a $1,000 donation to Susie's Hope, the charity that bears Susie's name.

    Video of Susie's Best Day

    This all came courtesy of BarkBox, a canine goodies subscription service now also in the business of sending deserving dogs on delightful adventures.

    Susie was the first such lucky pup. BarkBox is now asking folks to nominate their favorite dog to be next to get the royal treatment.

    The day will be tailored to that dog's particular preferences -- one who loves tennis balls, for example, will be treated to a hotel suite full of them -- and can take place outside New York for doggies who don't like to travel. (No, dogs don't go out alone; owners come, too.)

    "This could be a dog has done something heroic, had a rough life and inspiring transformation, or a family who needs some help fulfilling a bucket list for their terminally ill pup, a-la Make-A-Wish," says BarkBox's Laura Hartle. "Really, we just want to celebrate deserving dogs and tell their unique story."

    Send your nominations to dogsbestday@barkbox.com.

    Source: Huffington Post

    Gov. Christie, Protect NJ Pets!

    A version of this article appeared in The Star Ledger

    When a family buys a puppy from a New Jersey pet store, it's doing more than just exchanging money for a pet. Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills, so when consumers buy these dogs from pet stores, they are in fact supporting an industry that systematically abuses animals for profit.

    In puppy mills across the country, dogs are typically stacked on top of one another in tiny, wire-floored cages that can injure their paws and legs. Female breeding dogs are forced to bear litter after litter without any time for their bodies to recover. Once they can no longer produce puppies, these mothers are often callously discarded or killed.

    Conditions at puppy mills are reprehensible and intolerable, but many consumers are unaware that these sites are by far the leading source of pet store puppies. If pet stores are legally allowed to use unethical and inhumane breeders and brokers and to keep those sources secret, consumers have no way of making informed decisions when they bring a new pet into their family.

    In December, New Jersey lawmakers took a strong step to insert accountability and transparency into the industry by unanimously passing S.1870 to amend New Jersey's current Pet Purchase Protection Law. This new law would force New Jersey pet stores to disclose the breeders and brokers that supply them, giving consumers a chance to make informed decisions. It would also prohibit pet stores from selling puppies from breeders that fail to comply with even minimal federal and state standards, helping to put pressure on some of the worst industry participants to significantly improve their practices.

    This law protects both animals and consumers, and we're grateful to have worked closely with the bill's sponsors and to have helped push it through the legislative process.

    Now it's up to Governor Christie to take the final step by signing this bill. New Jersey residents can help by contacting the governor and telling him that Garden State animals and consumers deserve to be protected, not exploited.

    Matthew Bershadker is President & CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Learn more about the ASPCA's mission and programs at ASPCA.org.

    Source: Huffington Post 

    2015 Is Off To A Great Start For Utah's Pit Bulls!

    Captain Cowpants has a great reason for that big pit bull grin of his: As of January 1, no jurisdiction in this handsome pup's home state of Utah can discriminate against dogs by breed.

    Under House Bill 97, Utah localities are prohibited from enforcing or enacting "breed-specific legislation," or laws that prohibit or otherwise restrict dogs by breed. Prior to the new year, 10 Utah localities had such laws in place.

    "HB 97 is great for Utah because it finally means that dangerous dog laws can focus on behavior -- both of the owner and the dog -- rather than breed or appearance. It means that taxpayer money will no longer be spent rounding up and killing innocent family dogs and housing and destroying healthy dogs that could be placed for adoption," said Melissa Lipani, Captain Cowpants' owner.

    A registered therapy dog, Captain Cowpants even helped Lipani rally in favor of the bill at the Utah statehouse during the last legislative session.

    "We actually testified in front of the Senate Committee," says Lipani, who does social media for Best Friends Animal Society, a Utah-based group that lobbied for the law. "I can't be certain, but I'm not sure a dog ever went before a hearing committee to help get a bill passed. Cappy was able to meet members of both committees and was able to rub a lot of paws, er, elbows during the hearing process."


    While hundreds of jurisdictions around the country still have BSL -- the group Animal Farm Foundation keeps a regularly updated BSL map -- these laws, which are typically enacted at the local rather than state level, are largely falling out of favor.

    Utah, in fact, is the 19th state to do away with BSL altogether. And for good reason: BSL has been declaimed by groups such as the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Bar Association as being harmful to families, dogs, due process and the economy, without increasing public safety.

    In 2013, President Obama came out against BSL, saying it was "largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources."

    Attorney Brad Sidle, who has three rescued pits of his own, is credited with getting his then-boss House Minority Leader Brian King (D-Salt Lake City) interested in the issue. King went on to sponsor HB 97.

    The law going into effect isn't just great for the estimated 40,000-plus blocky-headed dogs living in Utah, but "stands for a greater proposition," Sidle said.

    "When dealing with animals and people alike, blanket assumptions cut against the fabric of our society," he said. "In my eyes, it's never ok to discriminate based on looks, gender, nationality, sexuality, race, or any other innate characteristic, be it a human or an animal. How we treat animals is often reflective of how we treat people."

    Daisy, one of Sidle's three pit rescues, knows that all intelligent dogs oppose breed-specific legislation. Photo credit: Brad Sidle

    Source: Huffington Post