Pet Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas
Nothing says “I Love You” like a new leopard-print raincoat or a homemade, beef-and-peanut butter biscuit on your pillow. Including our pets in holiday celebrations shows we value them as part of our family. So read on for some fun and thoughtful ways to celebrate your love for your canine companion this Valentine’s Day.
1. Make A Donation
For every donation made to Pawtastic Friends, a Happy Valentine’s eCard will be sent to your Valentine for the dog you chose for donation!
What dog doesn’t love a treat? Fabulous treats are available to order online, from cakes and cookies to “doggie wine” (broth in a bottle). Or find some recipes and bake treats right in your kitchen (your dog will most likely be right there with you, waiting).
Surprise him with an extra walk, or a trip to his favorite dog park or trail — especially if you haven’t been there for a while.
3. Read To Your Dog
Read any good dog books lately? Curl up together on the couch with a book or a great dog movie. Together time is precious, and often hard to find with our busy schedules. He’ll love the attention.
Does he need a new coat to keep warm this winter, or a nice new collar or bandana? Add a pretty charm to his collar, and while you’re at it, check his tags to make sure they are still readable and reflect your current contact info.
5. Visit The Vet
Healthy teeth and gums help keep your whole dog healthy. Consider a dental check-up with your vet, and have her show you how to brush your dog’s teeth. Be sure to get the special paste made for dogs (human toothpaste is toxic to pets). February is National Pet Dental Health Month, after all.
6. New Toy
Get him a new toy, make a big deal of opening it, and then play with him. Lots of Valentine-themed toys are available, or buy a new Kong, fill it with peanut butter, and watch the happiness unfold. By the way, when you buy Kong, get the special cleaning brush that goes with it; otherwise you’ll never get that peanut butter residue out!