February 14 is coming up, and if you’re lucky enough to share your life with a dog, you already have the best valentine around. 😉 Even if you have a human valentine (or not), your pup has always been there through your best and worst days, and also deserve to feel the ruv. So why not dedicate this Valentine’s Day to the love of your life?
Here are 10 ways you can celebrate with your furry valentine!
1. Enjoy a candlelit meal for two.
Okay, so the candlelight is more for you than for them, but this is a special way to share a Valentine’s Day meal with your pup. Bonus points if you make them these heart-shaped dog treats to really show them they’re the light of your life. If you end up burning the treats a little bit, your dog won’t even care, so that’s great. =p
2. Watch your favorite movie together.
Fact: Dogs love licking tears off human faces. If your ritual on Valentine’s Day is to stay home in your pajamas and watch The Notebook while crying about how romance is dead, why not do it with your dog? Or you can watch Lady and the Tramp because you’re considerate and want your date to be able to relate to what’s on the screen. Either way, snuggling with your pup and sharing some popcorn is a sure way to have a lovely evening.
3. Box of chocolates? NAH. Get them a Puppy Love box instead.
We all know giving dogs chocolate is a bad idea, but that doesn’t mean you can’t gift them a box of delicious dog-appropriate goodies packaged especially for Valentine’s Day. The Puppy Love Box from BarkShop is “full of heart-warming dog toys, hearty all-natural treats, and as a bonus, some from-the-heart Valentine’s Day cards for the humans in the house.” It even comes with this exclusive heart emoji plush toy that’s sure to make your favorite squeaker giddy with joy!
This custom Valentine’s box arrives ready to be given to any other puppy loves in your life. It’s the easiest way to show that special mutherpupper how much you (and your doggie) care.
4. Go on a quick getaway together.
Want to get away? Do it with your pup! Here’s a list of dog-friendly cities you can visit that will make this Valentine’s Day memorable for you and your dog.
5. Have a bubble bath together.
If your pup likes bathtime (lucky you), this is a fun way to get him squeaky clean! Throw some rose petals in there, use a dog-friendly bubble bath, and give him a nice scrub. Just be ready for those post-bath zoomies!
6. Make a love jar.
Every time you think of a reason you love your dog, write it down and put it in a jar. For next Valentine’s Day, take them out and read them. Your pup might not know why you’re suddenly snuggling and kissing him with tears in your eyes, but he’ll definitely feel the ruv.
7. Write a love letter to your pup.
Who else is more deserving of love letters all year round? You can submit your love letter to your dog on ALetterToMyDog.com and read other dog lovers’ letters to their pups for a dose of heartwarming cuteness.
8. Make your human valentine the third wheel.
My dog comes first, and any human who doesn’t get that isn’t worth keeping around. So for Valentine’s Day, all humans get ruthlessly third-wheeled. The Furever Yours Box on BarkShop is pawfect if you’ve got a puppy love and a human love, because it includes goodies for both, like these two Original Depler Wine Glasses.
By showering the loves of your life with this special box, you save 20% off individual items, so why not go roverboard?
9. Donate to your favorite shelter or rescue organization in your dog’s name.
Or adopt a pet at PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend this February 12-14.
10. Make your dog a mixtape.
You don’t have to have any musical talent to dedicate some sweet tunes to the one who’s been there with you through thick and thin. Why not put together a mixtape of love songs written with dogs in mind? Here’s a list to help you get started.