Unlike humans, dogs don’t need a commercial holiday to show you how much they love you – they do it unconditionally all year round. This Valentine’s Day, spoil your four-legged friend with a little extra love to make it his best yet.

Pamper you dog
You’re not the only one who enjoys a trip to the spa. Why not treat your dog to a day of pampering? Book an appointment at your local groomer’s so he can be washed and brushed, have his coat trimmed, his ears cleaned and his nails clipped. If your dog doesn’t enjoy going to the groomer’s, give him a bath with his favorite shampoo in the comfort of his own home. Having a clean coat and healthy skin will make your dog look and feel his best – the perfect way to let him know how much you care.

Take a trip
Planning a getaway for Valentine’s Day weekend? Make sure to bring your dog with you so he can join in on the fun. Dog friendly beaches, state parks, and areas with hiking trails are fun and active outdoor vacations that allow your dog to explore the sights with you. If your weekend getaway is in a more urban location, look for dog-friendly stores, bars and restaurants in the area you’re travelling so your dog can tag along. 

Treats and toys
Steal your dog’s heart by giving him a new toy or his favorite treat. Baking your dog homemade treats goes above and beyond and will ensure the ingredients going into the treats are healthy and fresh. Your dog will love these Carob Doggie Delights and Cinnamon Honey Hearts Dog Biscuits from the Doggington Post, which are quick and easy to make. Another special treat for your dog is bringing home leftover bones or cuts of meat from your local butcher. Your dog will be thrilled to taste the real meat flavor. If you want to give him something to play with, taking your dog to the pet store to pick out a new toy is a great way to spend time together.

Quality time
Activities are fun, but sometimes the best bonding happens while relaxing at home. Snuggle up on the couch and indulge your dog in a good rub behind the ears. We’re pretty sure your significant other won’t mind sharing – and we’re just as certain that singles can’t ask for a better date than their dog.

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