The next time you buy a jar of peanut butter at the store, pick up an extra jar or two for your local animal shelter or service dog training facility. Many of these organizations thrive on help from volunteers and donations from the community.
Dogs waiting for their forever homes love peanut butter as much as the next pup. A little dab of peanut butter is an easy treat and some shelters will use peanut butter to make no-bake bites or baked treats for their dogs.
Our four-legged furry friends are also highly food-motivated so peanut butter is a useful tool for service dog training. Search for an online for a local non-profit service or therapy dog training organization in your area to contact about donations.
Any standard peanut butter is safe to use as a treat for dogs. Avoid “reduced fat” or “reduced sugar” peanut butters for dogs, which may have the ingredient xylitol. Packed with protein, good fats and delicious flavor, peanut butter is a nutritious and tasty part of the diet for people and dogs.