By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The breakfast and lunch spot Morning Squeeze is spending August raising funds for the Be Like Josh Foundation, a local nonprofit that raises awareness about special needs animals.

For every dog biscuit order Morning Squeeze receives in August, it will donate half of the sale to the organization.

Morning Squeeze dog biscuits are part of its Tail Wagger menu, which is available for pups on the restaurant’s dog-friendly patios and also available for takeaway orders. The made-from-scratch peanut butter biscuits are gluten free and come three to an order for $5.

“We love our Squeeze pups here as much as our guests,” managing partner Jaryn Oakley says. “When we learned about the amazing work the Be Like Josh Foundation is doing, we knew we wanted to help continue its mission. We hope this fundraiser is an opportunity for people to celebrate the love all animals give to us unconditionally and support this great cause.”

The Be Like Josh Foundation helps dogs with special needs by fostering and finding good homes that can cater to the animals’ needs. They also visit schools to teach children the importance of compassion to animals as well as the inclusion of all abilities. The foundation works closely with its volunteer homes, giving the caretakers the training, tools and expert support needed for each animal’s unique needs.

“We are excited to partner with Morning Squeeze for this fundraiser,” says Jenny Braunwalder, rescue coordinator at The Be Like Josh Foundation. “All donations help us educate people and younger generations about the beauty of special abilities for all people and animals.”

The Morning Squeeze dog biscuit fundraiser runs through August 31 at both Squeeze locations in Tempe and Scottsdale. The biscuits can be ordered for dine-in or takeaway.

Morning Squeeze

690 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 110, Tempe

4233 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale