Dog desserts are one of the popular treats for man’s best friend, and Krispy Kreme brings its unique twist to the growing trend of celebrating National Dog Day on Friday, August 26.
The donut titan is launching limited-edition dog donuts featuring six donut-shaped cookies in a creatively designed six-piece box for purchase in-store and drive-thru at Krispy Kreme locations nationwide.
These sweet treats are created for dogs of all ages and sizes and are handmade by Huds and Toke, an Australian pet treat company, Krispy Kreme shared in a company statement.
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The North Carolina-based company explained on its website that dog donuts are intended as snacks and are not “formulated to be served as a complete and balanced meal.”
And as a bonus, select Krispy Kreme stores will be selling a limited-edition red bandana with a design featuring dogs, bones and donuts. These items are available while stocks last.
“Our dogs have given us so much love and comfort to help us over the past two years. They deserve this special treatment,” said Dave Skena, global brand manager for Krispy Kreme, in a statement.. “On National Dog Day this Friday, treat your furry friend to something pawsome.”
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Krispy Kreme isn’t the only company making specialty desserts for dogs. Last year, Ben & Jerry’s launched Doggie Desserts, a line of specialty ice creams.
In recent years, pet-focused brands like Frosty Paws, Pooch Creamery, and Dogsters have gained popularity for their dog ice cream.
Even the restaurant industry has jumped on the bandwagon with dedicated frozen treats that dog owners can purchase for their beloved pets. Some of the most popular are the unofficial “Puppuccino” from Starbucks and the “Pooch-ini” from Shake Shack.
FOX2 Detroit and FOX Business contributed to this story. This story was reported from Washington, DC