Have a cup of joe with Frank at ‘Perks With Pooches’


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A trip to the coffee shop on Saturday could help local animal shelters. Fuel Coffee Shop, along with From Frank, is hosting Perks With Pooches. From Frank mugs will be sold for $12 each, and all of the proceeds will be donated to Loving Heart and Natalie’s Second Chance animal shelters.

“[The mugs] come with free bottomless drip coffee or a $1 off whatever beverage you want,” explained From Frank owner Kate Smith during an appearance on News 18 This Morning.

“Our mission of From Frank is all about celebrating dogs and making humans smile,” said Smith. “We realize all dogs don’t have the best life, so we want to make it a little easier for those guys who might have it a little harder.”

From Frank is a line of mugs, cards, stationary and other items with quotes and pictures inspired by Smith’s French bulldog Frank.

When we asked Smith about her creative process with Frank, she replied, “All you have to do is live with him for a little bit, and it’s easy!”

Perks for Pooches is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Fuel Coffee Shop, 1005 Main St., in downtown Lafayette. Smith’s dog Frank will be there himself from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You can also help Loving Heart and Natalie’s Second Chance animal shelters by dropping off a donation of dog or cat food, animal supplies like leashes or collars, cleaning supplies, office supplies or dog and cat toys.