The prices of the toys, it seems, may vary just a bit depending on whether you buy them in-store or online. The prices when purchasing at Dunkin’ are $15 for the mocha latte, Munchkins, and iced coffee, while Bark’s website is selling only the first of these for that price. The Munchkins are currently listed at $14, while the iced coffee comes in at just $12 (admittedly it may be different than the iced coffee combo toy that’s set to be sold in stores). The sausage, egg, and cheese toy doesn’t seem to be listed on Bark’s site just yet, but the chocolate donut one is priced at $14, and the donuts on a rope at $15. While all of these prices are admittedly on the high side for standard-sized plush dog chew toys, there’s a good reason for this. You see, you’re not exactly purchasing them, but are instead receiving a gift in return for your donation to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation (this applies to both in-store and online purchases).
The Joy in Childhood Foundation, as its name implies, isn’t a pet-themed charity. Instead, it’s focused on combating childhood food deprivation and illness. It does, however, have an animal-related component, that being its Dogs for Joy program. The program sponsors resident canines in children’s hospitals who are trained to calm, motivate, and provide companionship for patients.