Krispy Kreme is celebrating this year’s National Dog Day with the U.S. debut of its dog treats called Doggie Doughnuts.
What are Krispy Kreme’s Doggie Doughnuts?
Krispy Kreme’s Doggie Doughnuts are doughnut-shaped biscuits designed specifically for dogs of all sizes and ages. Handmade by Huds and Toke, an Australia-based artisan baked pet treat company, each Doggie Doughnut is made with a hard-baked cookie and other ingredients such as Carob, which is a substitute for chocolate.
Intended as a snack and not formulated to be served as a complete and balanced meal, the Doggie Doughnuts in the U.S. will come in a specially designed box containing six dog biscuits inspired by the classic Krispy Kreme doughnuts Original Glazed, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Sprinkles, Chocolate Iced, Strawberry Sprinkles, and Chocolate Cheesecake.
The Doggie Doughnuts were first released in Australia in 2021.
When will the Doggie Doughnuts be available?
The Doggie Doughnuts will be available for purchase in-shop and via drive-thru at participating Krispy Kreme shops across the country on National Dog Day, Friday, August 26th, and over the weekend if any treats remain.
“Our dogs have given us so much love and comfort to help us through these last couple of years. They deserve this special treat,” said Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme, in a press release. “On National Dog Day this Friday, give your furry friend something pawsome.”
In addition to the Doggie Doughnuts, the doughnut chain will also be selling a limited-edition red bandana for dogs starting this weekend while supplies last at participating locations. Covered in a pattern of dogs, bones, and doughnuts, the stylish accessory comes in one size that fits most dogs.
What is National Dog Day?
Created by animal advocate Colleen Paige in 2004, National Dog Day aims to celebrate all kinds of dogs and raise awareness about adopting dogs from shelters and rescue centers. National Dog Day is celebrated every August 26th, as it was the day Paige’s family adopted her Sheltie when she was 10 years old.
Since the first celebration in 2004, National Dog Day has grown and is now celebrated across the world. In the U.S. alone, animal advocate groups have joined forces with many rescue partners, including The Humane Society of the United States and West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue, to commemorate the annual event. The holiday was even written into New York legislation in 2013.