Despite shelter employees’ best efforts, dogs can get restless and bored waiting in their kennels for their forever homes. Hence, one volunteer at a Washington shelter introduced an activity called Puppuccino Pals to brighten up their rescue canines’ days.
Molly Clark, a volunteer at Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, visits a local Starbucks every week together with one shelter pooch. The lucky dog gets to enjoy the car trip to and from the facility as well as a few hours in a new environment.
The canine also laps up a puppuccino while hanging out with Molly at the coffee shop. Despite the name, there’s nothing to worry about — it’s just a cup of whipped cream, which the dogs love!
And that’s not all there is to the activity. The coffee shop’s employees also put up a sign telling guests about the Kitsap pooch of the week. Moreover, the poster details the adoption process in case anyone is interested in taking the dog home.
Of course, Molly takes pictures of the puppuccino canines. Kitsap Humane Society posts these on their Facebook and Instagram pages, so their rescues have a higher chance of finding a new fur parent.
Unfortunately, not all the Kitsap dogs can come with Molly on her weekly Starbucks trip. She only takes those who won’t be stressed or overstimulated by the experience.
But that doesn’t mean only select pooches get a sweet treat. The volunteer makes sure to bring a few puppuccinos for the canines who have to remain at the shelter.
And they don’t stay cooped up in their kennel, either. These pooches can enjoy their puppuccino while playing in the yard or even while sitting quietly by themselves. This way, no dog is left behind.
Puppuccino Pals is an excellent way of shining a spotlight on rescue dogs who still haven’t found loving families to call their own. We hope that the program encourages animal lovers to visit their local shelters and consider giving shelter canines a chance. Watch the Kitsap dogs here: