Lucky are those who have a four-legged, furry Valentine with a tail and a ‘bork’. Who said Valentine’s day has to be about two people? It is a celebration of love, and we believe that there’s no love purer than that of a dog. So if you are one of those fortunate ones who get to spend the day with your furry bud, then we say, make the most of it!
We are listing out 8 amazing ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your dog, and show him or her just how much you value having them in your lives. So here you go….
8 Ways to Show Some Pooch Love this Valentine’s
There’s nothing more relaxing, luxurious, and exquisite like a spa day out! However, there may not be places that offer ‘hooman and dog’ massage packages. So how about taking your pooch to the dog spa? Get him or her a lavish grooming session and some massive pampering.
If your dog hates baths, then you can just go for a grooming sesh. Some combing, clipping, trimming, and maybe a massage….it’ll make your pet’s day.
Whip up your dog’s favourite dishes, the ones that you reserve for special occasions like birthdays. There are plenty of stores that bake cakes just for dogs; that’s a good idea too. Or just bring their beloved treats from the pet store and watch their eyes widen in surprise as you unravel the ‘gift’.
Take a trip, just you and your pooch. Maybe a weekend getaway, far from the buzz and bustle of the city can help you both reconnect. Devote your time exclusively to spending time with your dog and getting some much needed peace in the process.
Look at locations with lots of space for your dog to run around and explore, maybe like a dog friendly beach or somewhere on a hillside. Anything that offers a lot of new places to sniff should do, really.
Another great idea is getting your dog something he/she will love. Like a soft bed, a chew toy, or a dapper jacket. It can be anything that your dog needs and will appreciate. Head to the pet store and check out what they have in store, or go online and browse the endless options.
Make a Scrapbook
This is more for you than your dog, but it’s a great way to immortalize your memories and show them off to anyone who’s willing, like every other pet parent! Click a lot of pictures together, or get the ones on your phone printed out and make your own scrapbook. Write down the hilarious things your dog does as a showcase of your relationship.
Do you and your pooch have your own special movie? Why not download it or rent the CD and make an afternoon of it? You can make some popcorn, get yourself a nice glass of wine. And don’t forget your doggy’s treats. Everyone loves munchies during a movie!
Go For a Looong Walk
Dogs love nothing more than taking their own sweet time and taking a long, leisurely walk, taking in all the ‘sights and scents’ of nature. On Valentine’s, take your pet for an extra long walk. Maybe somewhere they love going, like the nearest hike trail or with the neighbors dog. Give the dog walker a holiday and enjoy this bonding activity with your beloved pooch.
Make a Donation in Your Dog’s Name
This is one of the best things to do on any day. Valentine’s Day is just a special-er occasion to honour and cherish your dog. Make a donation in his or her name to the local shelter. Maybe even visit with your pooch in tow, spend some quality time with the dogs who don’t have a forever home and family yet.
And just because we love dogs, here’s an idea for a Furry-tine’s day…..as a bonus.
Throw a dog party! If you have ample place at your residence, or know of such an area, preferably with a pool, then book it right away! Invite a few friends of your dog’s over and let them have a blast!
All you pet parents out there, don’t miss out on the chance to show your dogs just how much you love them this Valentine’s Day. To reiterate, there is no love as unconditional and pure as a dog’s. And even science doesn’t need to back that.