National Dog Day

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National Dog Day takes place on August 26th, and it's time to celebrate the beloved pets in your life. Whether you're a new dog parent or have a dog that's been around for ages, they all deserve extra love this week. Better yet, treat them like it's National Dog Day every day. Show your pet how grateful you are that they have been your support through challenging times, jobs, pandemics, and long walks in the park. This National Dog Day, treat your pet to a pup cup and playtime. Take a look at our list to find all the places you can take your dog for a special treat today.

Did Someone Say Treats?

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Jeremiah's Italian Ice

Jeremiah's Italian Ice offers delightful treats that both humans and dogs can enjoy. Nothing beats a refreshing and cold snack on a scorching day to soothe you and your furry friend. Visit Jeremiah's and indulge in a peanut butter Italian Ice pup treat for your dog. The outdoor patio seating is ideal for taking a break and relishing some time in nature with your beloved companion.

Bahama Buck's

What dog doesn't like ice? Bahama Buck's offers their version of a pup cup that customers can purchase on their next visit. This specialty dog treat features a snowball with tropic whipped cream on top. With this crunchy treat, your dog will feel like they are in a winter wonderland.

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery 

Smallcakes is proud to offer pup cakes that are specially made for dogs, ensuring their safety. These sweet mini cupcakes come with a milk bone and will surely make your furry friend beg for more. It's the perfect treat to spoil your dog on their birthday, gotcha day, or any day in between. Guests can purchase a pack of four mini pupcakes to-go and give their dogs a delicious snack. Say "bone" appetit to your furry friend at Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery.

Mobi Dog Spa

Mobi Dog Spa provides a delightful range of delectable treats and snacks for your furry companion. You can place an order for a personalized cake for your pet's birthday or any other special event. Alternatively, you can treat your pet to some of Mobi Dog Spa's scrumptious chicken jerky, pupcakes, or treat bar chews.

First Street Roasters

Visit First Street Roasters in downtown Temple for coffee and pup cups. Get your favorite coffee to-go and treat your pet to a special whipped cream delight as you explore the dog-friendly spots in the area.


The original pup cup. What better way to start the day than with a sweet coffee and a delicious treat for your pet? This whipped cream treat is a pup-approved fan favorite.

Black Rifle Coffee Co.

Coffee and pup cups, oh my! Support this veteran-owned company by grabbing a coffee and a treat for the spoiled good dog in your life.

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Sweet, sweet deliciousness your dogs will love. You're in the right place if your dogs can't get enough of a classic whipped cream pup cup. Order a pup cup on your next visit.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Freddy's is renowned for its delectable custard, and now your beloved pet can indulge in a pup cup containing a generous scoop of creamy vanilla custard. Your furry friend will undoubtedly express gratitude, kisses, and delight upon seeing this chilled treat.

Summer Moon

Delicious coffee for you, a cup full of cream for the dog. This adorable mobile coffee shop has a classic pup cup treat available for the dog in your life.

Local Vendors

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You can find a variety of handmade dog accessories and apparel, including leashes, collars, and bows, at local vendors in Bell County. These small businesses also sell homemade chewy and crunchy dog treats, as well as specialty decorated cookies for dogs. You can discover these vendors at local farmers' markets and special events in Temple and Belton. Take your furry friend with you to the next pet-friendly event or farmers market and enjoy a fun-filled day together.

Sit, Stay, Play

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Looking for a great place to let your dog run and play? Look no further than the Central Texas Bark Park! This park is the perfect spot for your furry friend to burn off some energy and have a great time. Unfortunately, the park is closed at the moment to undergo maintenance. Be sure to check the Central Texas Bark Park website for updates on when it will reopen.

If you're looking for other places to take your dog for a walk, Temple has plenty of options. Check out Pepper Creek Trail for some beautiful views, hike through Chalk Ridge Falls, or take a stroll around Lions Park. There are so many parks and trails to explore with your furry friend by your side. For more information about the parks and trails in Temple, visit the Temple Parks website. So why not take some time to explore Temple with your best friend? You're sure to have a great time together!

Want to stock up on some cool gadgets, toys, clothes, and more for your dog? Visit Buc-ee's in Temple. This travel and convenience store offers an excellent variety of pet products. You'll be able to find treats, bandanas, t-shirts and hoodies, and toys for your pet on sale now. Let your dog have the chance to enjoy and adore Buc-ee's as much as you do. 

More Dog-Related Resources

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Want to learn more about other dog-friendly places in town? Discover Temple has you covered! Check out our blog, A Dog's Guide To Temple, to find out where to stay, play, and dine with your pet.

Have an adorable pet of your own that you want to see featured in our photo gallery? Upload your photos to our collector or use the button below. We love seeing pictures of dogs out and about in Temple, enjoying our city and all its dog-friendly places. Celebrate National Dog Day by spoiling your dogs with plenty of treats and playtime. We can't wait to see your photos of your dogs experiencing Temple by your side!