Washington DC is home to lots of dog-friendly parks and places, but sometimes you just want to treat your pup to something extra special. Whether it’s your best friend’s birthday, gotcha day, or just a Tuesday, all dogs deserve a sweet reward for just being them. Here’s a list of the best bakeries where you can find a dog birthday cake in DC, among other treats!
1642 R St. NW, Dupont Circle
Doggy Style is your one-stop pet shop. They offer grooming, pet boarding, sell dog food, and have a bakery that makes custom-made cakes, treats, and ice cream! All treats are home-made and use natural ingredients. According to Yelp reviews, they make some of the cutest dog birthday cakes Washington DC has to offer.
2772 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Shirlington
Dogma pays it forward by using only human-grade ingredients in their homemade dog treats. Ask for a cream cheese or yogurt frosting on top of your custom dog birthday cake, or order your best friend a cup of ice cream to go! The bakery also offers biscotti, muffins, do-mutts (donuts), and bully sticks. Aside from the bakery selection, Dogma sells merchandise and grooming services.
4550 Lee Hwy, Arlington
Woof Gang offers grooming and daycare in addition to their dog bakery. They have a wide range of cookies flavors (everything from BBQ to Peanut Butter!) available for your dog to sniff and sample. A growing chain, they also have ready-made individual-sized dog birthday cakes in DC for you to pick up on your way home!
1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Georgetown
Though Baked and Wire offers baked goods for humans first and foremost, they also have a special selection of treats for your best friend. We recommend their Zillabonez – all natural treats that come in four different flavors and can be carried out of the store in a cute branded Chinese take-out box.
Looking for bakeries that cater to your best friend in New York City/New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore? Check out the Barkly Blog for a list of dog bakeries in those areas or if you’re planning a special event to celebrate your dog’s birthday, you might want to read our activity suggestions for the day in How to Celebrate A Dog Birthday.