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Delaware Gets A New And Unique State Dog

Delaware has taken a step into a new realm with a very unique and creative state dog!

The state’s former state dog was the Golden Retriever, a pup near and dear to my heart.

The Golden Retriever had been the state dog since 2019. According to State Symbols “The adoption of an official state dog for Delaware began when 4th-grade students wrote letters to their legislators as part of a combined lesson on state symbols and persuasive writing taught by teacher Kathryne Peters at Learning Express Academy in Newark. The students also considered the beagle and the fox bull terrier, but the golden retriever ultimately won the class “election.”

A new state dog was officially announced this week.

On Tuesday, Governor John Carney signed into law that the “Rescue Dog” is the official state dog of Delaware.

According to WRDE “Senate Bill 37 takes effect upon being signed into law. Title 29 of the Delaware Code currently recognizes the Golden Retriever as the Delaware state dog. Humane Animal Partners says Delaware is sending a strong message of support to millions of dogs currently in shelters across the United States, as well as animal welfare organizations.”

I was shocked to know that not every state has a state dog!

Delaware’s new state dog joins Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay retriever, Pennsylvania’s Great Dane, and New Jersey’s The Seeing Eye dog as local state pups.

New Jersey and Delaware have a somewhat similar state dog as their dogs don’t single out a breed.

New Jersey named The Seeing Eye dog their official state dog in 2020. The Seeing Eye, based in Morristown, NJ, was first established in 1929 and is the world’s oldest existing guide dog school. according to the AKC.

We love our rescues!

Delaware Gets A New And Unique State Dog

These Delaware Fast Food Joints Have Treats For Your Dog

These Delaware Fast Food Joints Have Treats For Your Dog

It’s true that plenty of restaurants in Delaware go above and beyond to serve up delicious eats for their human customers – but now they’re taking things one step further by offering treats for your dog.

While most dogs have probably tried the famous Pup Cup from Starbucks, some of these other treats aren’t as well known.  My dog LOVES pup cups.  She eats it up so fast and then the small cup is left hanging on her little nose.  It’s too cute!  She will be pumped to know there are other places we can go now too!

Unfortunately, these specialty treats are usually only available upon request so you’ll have to ask when stopping for a bite with your pup.  They really should add these items to the menu.  Why do we have to guess?

I wonder if there are other places with options for dogs?  Why is it on trend to keep these treats a secret?  This is why we have to spoil our pets ourselves.

So, where are these fast food joints with treats for our pups?  Reader’s Digest put together a list and these are the places here in Delaware.

  • Dairy Queen

    Your dog will go nuts for a Pup Cup. It’s a mini sundae with Dairy Queen’s vanilla soft serve, topped with a dog biscuit.

  • Sonic

    It makes sense that Sonic would be a pet-friendly restaurant, since you never even step foot inside. You order and eat in your car or at an outdoor dining area. If you have your pet with you, they’ll often bring you a doggie treat so you won’t have to eat alone.

  • Dunkin’

    Some Dunkin’ locations offer puppy lattes, or a Cup for Pup,  a small cup of whipped cream.

  • Ben & Jerry’s

    Frozen treats made specially for dogs

  • Shake Shack

    The Pooch-ini is a custom-made dessert consisting of dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.  Reader’s Digest says you can also ask for a Bag O’Bones, which is five ShackBurger dog biscuits in a convenient doggy bag.

  • Chick-fil-A

    Just ask for a treat at the window.  They’ve been known to have them




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