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:
Today's #puppuccinopal is Angelique! An energetic and playful lab mix, Angelique will be your companion for all things outdoors! Meet this five year old Lab mix when we open Wednesday at noon! #labrador #dogsofinstagram #puppuccino #shelter #adoptdontshop #waterlover #dogsofinstagram @bucklin.hill.sbux #khs #kitsaphumanesociety #puppuccinopals
It's Puppuccino Pal Tuesday! @maddogmolly and @bucklin.hill.sbux bring you Van Halen! This rock star is ready for play time, walks and snuggles. Learn more about Van Halen at http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/16273254-silverdale-washington-lhasa-apso-mix #puppuccino #starbucks #puppuccinopals #kitsaphumanesociety #vanhalen #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #dogsofinstagram #lhasaapso #underbite #snaggletooth
Today's Puppuccino Pal is Buster! Spunky, energetic and confident, this guy would make a great active companion. Find out more at http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/15929590-silverdale-washington-yorkie-yorkshire-terrier-mix #puppuccino #puppuccinopals #adoptdontshop #adoption #dogsofinstagram @bucklin.hill.sbux #kitsap #khs
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