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Washington’s Best Gourmet Pet Treats

DC area treats and sweeties.

Illustration by Ryan Snook.

Baked & Wired: In addition to cupcakes and other goodies, the popular Georgetown bakery whips up Zillabonez, named after the owners’ dog, in four flavors: peanut-butter crunch, bacon and cheese, chicken and cheese, and BBQ kitty riblets. 1052 Thomas Jefferson St., NW; 703-663-8727.

Buzz Bakery: Humans aren’t the only ones who can pick up a sweet here. Dog treats are made with peanut butter, oats, car-rots, and eggs. 300 Tingey St., SE, 202-524-4989; 818 N. Quincy St., Arlington, 703-650-9676; 901 Slaters La., Alexandria, 703-600-2899.

The Dairy Godmother: Aside from ice cream for people, the Del Ray frozen-custard shop sells “puppy pops”—in pumpkin or banana—for dogs as well as “squirrel treats,” made primarily of spent barley malt. 2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-683-7767.

Etto: The gourmet pizzeria sells bones from 24-month-aged prosciutto di Parma that can keep dogs occupied for weeks. 1541 14th St., NW; 202-232-0920.

Sprinkles Cupcakes: The chain’s doggy cupcake is topped with yogurt frosting and a sugar-free treat. 3015 M St., NW; 202-450-1610.