How Starbucks’ ‘Secret Menu’ Is Helping Shelter Dogs

The new hot item at one Starbucks location is a treat we can all stand behind. 

Starbucks lovers have embraced a wide range of new “secret menu” items this summer, but the latest might be the best one yet: It’s helping adorable shelter dogs find new families.

Each week, Molly Clark, a volunteer at Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) in Silverdale, Washington, takes a pup for a special car ride. The destination? Starbucks. Each canine gets its own Puppuccino, a “secret drink” that’s simply a whirl of whipped cream served in an espresso cup. (Starbucks did not immediately respond to our request for comment.)

Clark takes adorable photos and shares them on the shelter’s Instagram, @kitsaphumanesociety, each Tuesday. According to the KHS blog, the trip offers each dog a special break from the shelter. Plus, the sweet pictures on social media provides a way for the pets to find potential adopters. Sounds like a delicious win-win!

Here are some of our favorite pictures of the dogs enjoying their treats:


Think your canine would prefer a chardonnay over a cappuccino? Give your own pup a special treat with the new wine for dogs.