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 has tasty treats for humans and dogs alike. There's nothing like a delicious ice-cold treat on a hot day to help you and the dogs cool down. Stop by and order a peanut butter Italian Ice pup treat for your dog. Jeremiah's has the perfect outdoor patio seating for you to take a moment and enjoy some time outdoors with your best friend. 

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 offers pup cakes that are safe for dogs. Your dog will beg for this sweet mini cupcake with a milk bone. This yummy treat is the perfect gift to spoil your dog on their birthday, gotcha day, or any day in between. Guests can buy a pack of four mini pupcakes to-go. Say "bone" appetit to your dogs at Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery.

Mobi Dog Spa

Mobi Dog Spa offers a wonderful selection of delicious treats and tasty snacks for your pet. Order your pet a custom cake for their birthday or a special occasion, or try one of Mobi Dog Spa's chicken jerky, pupcakes, or treat bar chews.

First Street Roasters

First Street Roasters in downtown Temple is serving up coffee and pup cups. Grab a cup of your favorite coffee to-go and a special whipped cream treat for your dog as you walk around the dog-friendly places in downtown Temple. 

Firebase Brewing Co

Fire Base Brewing Company Downtown is always pet friendly! Get your furry friend a yummy treat made with spent grains. It's a concentrate of proteins and fiber that is nutritious and delicious for your dog. 


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 well-known for its custard, and now your pampered pooch can get a pup cup with its own scoop of vanilla custard. Your dog will thank you and jump with excitement at the sight of this creamy ice-cold 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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Several local vendors in Bell County sell handmade dog accessories and apparel like leashes, collars, bows, and more. These small businesses also offer homemade chewy and crunchy dog treats and specialty decorated cookies for dogs. Find these vendors at local farmers' markets and special events in Temple and Belton. Bring your dog to the next local farmers market or a pet-friendly event and make the most of the day spent with your best friend.

Sit, Stay, Play

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The Central Texas Bark Park is the perfect place to take your dog to play and burn off some energy before heading home. This dog park is open from dawn to dusk and features two park areas; a small dog section (30 lbs and under) and a large dog section (30+ lbs). Your dog can play with obstacles, toys you bring, or other dogs. Always have a leash readily available and pick it up after your pets. This bark park is truly one for the dogs. Let your dog get some play time in today! For rules and best practices, visit the Central Texas Bark Park website.

With its abundance of parks, Temple has plenty of areas where you can take your dog for a walk. Enjoy the scenic paths at Pepper Creek Trail, hike through Chalk Ridge Falls, or walk around Lions Park. These are just a few of the parks available for you to enjoy with your dogs at your side. Visit Temple Parks for more information regarding trails and parks. Take a moment to explore Temple with your best friend in tow. 


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!