Shelter Volunteer Takes Lucky Dogs for a Ride
Most every dog loves a car ride. Head out the window, face in the breeze, taking in all the sights and smells. What’s not to like? We know our dogs love a road trip of any distance, but especially one that ends with a stop at the park or a special treat.
Shelter volunteer Molly Clark knows this about dogs, too. And we couldn’t help but be awed and awwww’d when we read her story on the internet. Molly, the story reads, volunteers at the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington. She started something called the “Puppachino Pals Program.” Here’s more on the story from the folks at BarkPost.com.
Every Tuesday, KHS volunteer Molly Clark takes one lucky dog from the shelter to the local Starbucks and treats him or her to a delicious Puppuccino. (Puppuccinos are a special Starbucks treat – basically, just whipped cream in a cup – made for dogs.) This gives the dogs invaluable one-on-one time with a volunteer, and a chance to de-stress outside the shelter. And if they love riding in cars, it’s sort of a double treat.
As KHS Events and Outreach Assistant Coordinator Kimberly Cizek Allen said: “The dogs LOVE the shelter breaks, and they adore the Puppuccinos. You can see it in their little eyes as they lick the whipped cream out of the cup.”
But the treat and the car ride aren’t the end of the story! The local Starbucks posts pictures of their four-legged visitors and features them as the store’s “Pet of the Week,” giving the Kitsap Humane Society yet another avenue to promote responsible pet adoption. Wow! Now that really is a sweet deal!