Long, leashless walks on the beach. Hours of fetch-filled fun. Valentine’s Day is upon us, and puppy love is in the air once again! Sure, they may not be able to enjoy a box of chocolates, but there are still plenty of ways to show your canine companion some love this year. The following gift ideas are sure to land you a slobbery goodnight kiss (or three) from that special four-legged someone.
12-Pack Love Dog Tennis Balls
Who’s beggin’ for it: Workaholic pups
Where to find it: Poochie Heaven
Why they’ll love it: Energetic breeds will appreciate their own personal collection of tennis balls with loving messages attached. There are over a dozen puppy-themed balls of love here to keep you two busy for some time, truly making this the gift that keeps on giving.
The Company of Animals – Northmate Green Interactive Dog Feeder
Who’s beggin’ for it: Slow rollin' pups that enjoy the finer things in life
Where to find it: Pet Best
Why they’ll love it: At first glance, this might just seem like an ordinary patch of grass — it’s not. It’s a uniquely designed slow-food dispenser that turns your dog’s meal into a challenging game! This exciting, prolonged mealtime experience will lead to a happier and healthier dog, and who doesn’t want that?
Large Plush Durable Dog Toy with Secret Heart Fortune & Squeaker – Lovebom by Fugly Friends
Who’s beggin’ for it: Kooky canines
Where to find it: Etsy
Why they’ll love it: Enter Lovebom. This Valentine-themed, plush squeaker is for pups that enjoy a different kind of dog toy. Each Fugly Friend is handcrafted from tightly woven Polartec® fleece with a triple stitched seam and a secret fortune on the inside. Added bonus: If you do decide on welcoming Lovebom into your home this Valentine’s Day, you won't just be spreading the love to your own furry friend; $1 from each Large Fugly purchase is donated to an animal rescue shelter across the states.
Heart Box Dog Treats
Who’s beggin’ for it: Dogs who think they’re human
Where to find it: Poochie Heaven
Why they’ll love it: Does your dog love to poke his nose around your chocolates this time of year? Get him a box of his own this Valentine’s Day with a new twist on the classic go-to gift. This velvet, heart-shaped box from Poochie Heaven is filled with 15 tasty dog treats, so don’t let looks deceive you: These cookies are reserved just for pups!
Turn Your Favorite Pet’s Photograph Into Canvas Art
Who’s beggin’ for it: Picturesque pooches
Where to find it: Canvas On Demand
Price: $59.00 – $384.00
Why they’ll love it: Here’s a gift both you and your furry friend can enjoy. Turning a fun doggy picture into a high-quality print for your wall or mantelpiece with Canvas on Demand is a great way to pay homage to your pup! Plus, who doesn't enjoy checking themselves out every once in awhile? Dogs certainly do. Look no further.
Valentine’s Day Puppy Love at Hotel Deluxe
Who’s beggin’ for it: Fine-living Fidos
Where to find it: Hotel Deluxe
Price: $209.00 – $309.00 / night
Why they’ll love it: Spend this Valentine’s Day enjoying Provenance Hotels’ extra-pet-friendly amenities. Available from Feb 14–18, Hotel Deluxe of downtown Portland, Ore., will hook you and your pal up with a bed, a bowl, pet snacks, a heart-shaped dog tag and vet-approved dog cupcakes. Talk about a romantic petaway!
Signature Leather Heart Dog Collar
Who’s beggin’ for it: Fashionistas of the Fido variety
Price: $15.99 – $21.99
Why they’ll love it: Afternoon strolls with the little guy will never be the same. Your four-legged friend is sure to turn other doggy heads all throughout the park with this leather gem on. Remind your furry Valentines how much you love them this year with one of these heart-studded collars.
Dog Daycare, Overnight Boarding and Spa at Dogtopia
Who’s beggin’ for it: All pooches who love a good pampering
Where to find it: Dogtopia
Price: $15 evaluation fee
Why they’ll love it: Dogtopia is a very fitting name for this sure-fire Valentine's Day treat. Between their personalized dog day care and overnight boarding services, specially trained staff and luxurious spa, this is truly doggy heaven. Check out all of their locations here.
Tulip Bowl & Yoga Bowl Red by Emanuele Bianchi
Who’s beggin’ for it: Seasoned dogs with exquisite taste
Why they’ll love it: The red Yoga bowl makes the perfect home for a Valentine’s dinner dish. Its raised design is both stylish and functional, boasting a rubber stopper on each leg and an intuitive feeding position to make it easy for dogs to dig in without food sliding across the kitchen. Also, if you’d prefer your pup not eat from the plastic container, the ceramic Tulip bowl insert is always a good option.
FURociously Fit DVD
Who’s beggin’ for it: Tail-waggers with a ‘tude
Where to find it: Yoga Fit
Why they’ll love it: Get in shape and spend some quality time with your pooch this Valentine’s Day with the Furociously Fit yoga and walking program from renowned fitness expert Beth Shaw. You both will love this one-of-a-kind DVD dedication to the importance of exercising your dog-human bond through, well, exercise.
Red Heart Sweater
Who’s beggin’ for it: Not-so-furry dog friends
Where to find it: Michipet
Why they’ll love it: Not typically one for dressing up your pooch? Think again. You can feel the love emanating off this 100% acrylic, machine-washable heart sweater. This is the perfect V-day gift to help turn up the heat for your light-coated canine this winter!
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Deluxe Reversible Suede & Sherpa Auto Bench Seat Protector
Who’s beggin’ for it: Roadtrippin' Rovers
Where to find it: Sure Fit
Why they’ll love it: Dogs love to go for car rides, but owners don’t really tend to like ripped up, hair-covered back seats. That’s where this valuable Valentine’s Day solution comes in. This machine-washable, innovative automobile seat protector is padded with a 4 oz. polyester filling and reverses to a fluffy sherpa backing for two looks in one, so you and your pup will always ride in clean, worry-free style.