Who says Valentine’s Day is just for humans?
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet can be just as fun!
Make this Valentine’s Day unique, and enjoy it with your furry, feathery, or scaly friend. If you have plans with other humans, include your pet and create special memories to reflect on.
Show your pet some extra love with a pet-friendly activity, a present, or spending quality time with them.
We’ve compiled a list of things you and your pet can do to celebrate the day of love
Pick a pet-friendly park, beach, cafe, restaurant, or public place where you and your pet can relax and enjoy some quality time with each other.
Exploring, playing, and bonding with your pet in a new place can be a refreshing experience. It’s a break from your usual routine, and the memories you create will be priceless.
Make sure the place you have picked out is pet-friendly before leaving home to avoid unnecessary stress later on.
Always keep your pet’s safety and the safety of other pets and humans in mind. Remember to keep your pet leashed or harnessed so you can control them at all times.
Some pets get anxious in new surroundings around other animals and humans. You know your pet best. If you know your pet won’t enjoy being out and about, don’t force it. The point is to enjoy the day, not to stress your pet out.
If your pet has a best friend, set up a date!
Take your pet outside to play with their friend or send their pet friend an invite for a play date at home.
Watch your pet play and take videos and photos to record their cute date!
If you have friends with pets that get along, invite them for a Valentine’s Day party.
It can be lots of fun to have a party with pets. Be sure to pet-proof your house beforehand and remove anything a curious pet can get their paws on.
Stock up on treats and plan which activities and games you’ll be playing to keep your little guests occupied. It’s good to check with your friends if their pets are allergic to any food types so you can avoid treats that contain those ingredients.
You should ensure all the pets at the party are vaccinated and are spayed or neutered. Pets who are unvaccinated, not trained or appropriately socialized, under six months old, or reactive should not attend.
Remember that you will need to clean up afterward. If this sounds like too much work, it’s best not to host at your house.
Some doggy daycares and parks have Valentine’s Day parties. You can take your pupper there and invite your friends so they can bring their dogs along for a fun-filled Valentine’s Day canine party
Give your pet some TLC by taking them in for a professional grooming session at a premium pet salon.
Get your pet the complete spa package, and watch as they come out looking (and smelling) gorgeous.
Pets generally feel happy after a good grooming session. It’s also soothing for their skin and coat and relaxes them.
You can take your pet shopping afterward. Let your pet pick out some treats and toys, and watch their happy face as you put their things in your basket.
Some pets don’t like outdoor activities, new environments, strangers, or spending time with other pets.
You can still spend quality time at home and buy them a present (or two).
There are lots of options for pet Valentine’s Day presents. Healthy treats, toys, themed pillows, bowls, collars, harnesses, bows, bandanas, and even outfits make good presents.
If you’re feeling creative, you could make your pet healthy homemade treats with fresh ingredients.
Remember to take videos and photos of your pet enjoying their new treat or toy or wearing their cute new bandana or outfit.
A pet photo shoot is a fun way to spend quality time with your pet and get some great mementos.
You can have your pet photography session indoors or outdoors (or both). It can be natural or set up using decor items and props.
Make sure your pet is comfortable before starting. Playing with your pet or giving it a treat can help put it in a fun mood.
Let your pet explore before starting. A curious pet exploring its surroundings or the set-up you’ve created makes for adorable photos!
To make things more interesting, dress your pet up. Bandanas, bow ties, headwear, and pet outfits are all fun ideas to make your photo session even more special.
You can share your pet’s photos with friends and family on social media or frame them as a keepsake.
You can even turn your pet’s cute and quirky images into greeting cards, mugs, cushion covers, tote bags, and t-shirts. Your imagination is the only limit!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair.
A simple activity you and your pet enjoy is a good option, especially if you don’t have more time (or energy).
A car ride, a quiet walk in the park, playing your favorite game in the backyard or indoors, feeding your pet a special meal, and then snuggling together while you watch a movie or read will make your pet feel loved and happy.
Our pets show us the meaning of unconditional love and acceptance every day. They stick by us through thick and thin.
They wait for us when we’re not around and make us feel better instantly when we return after a long day. They don’t care what we look like, what we do, or what we have (or don’t have). Pets love us for who we are.
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with the ones who love us day in and day out?
Celebrate with your pet, and make this Valentine’s Day memorable.