One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with a dog. Cuddle a puppy who will love you unconditionally, never let you down, and always give you lots of kisses. Unlike your last ex, you’ll never kick him out the door. A dog will never disappoint you. This is a universal truth that even Shake Shack understands. The purveyor of your favorite frozen custard has come up with a special new milkshake just for this occasion.
The Love Shack Shake (yes, it’s named after the iconic B-52s song!) is a strawberry blonde shake topped with whipped cream and lots of edible glitter. And if you’re wondering how this is connected to your pooch, here’s the best part (yes, even better than glitter): Two dollars from the sale of every shake will benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that matches support dogs with people with disabilities, free of charge. It’s an amazing cause that helps make love connections for both the human and pet community. How can you not drink a mound of sparkly, pink sugar in its honor? It’s also a perfect post-Puppy Bowl pick-me-up. Just don’t actually serve it to your dog, duh.
Even the B-52s themselves endorse the cause. “We’re shakin’ with excitement to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Love Shack Shake and even more excited to support the great work of Canine Companions for Independence,” said founding band member Kate Pierson in a statement.
The limited edition beverage will only be available from Feb. 9 to Feb. 18 in select locations, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta (which makes sense given the band’s Georgian roots). The rest of us will just have to wolf down a box of drugstore chocolate, snuggle Fido, and rock out to “Rock Lobster” in solidarity and envy.
Header image courtesy of Shake Shack.