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Valentine’s Day Dog Date Ideas

The Paw Print

Essential Pet Blog

Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m spending Valentine’s Day with my dog, and so should You! 

Visit the Dog Park

For some dogs, outings are more fun if a leash is not needed. If that sounds like your dog, a trip to an off-leash dog park is a great way to show them how much you love them on Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to take the ball or frisbee for a game of fetch and to get the added exercise. 

Treat Yourselves

Wining and dining aren’t just for your two-legged companions. Thanks to dog-friendly restaurants and cafes, you and your pup can enjoy everything from coffee to dinner and dessert at a dog-friendly restaurant. You can opt for dinner on a patio at a local restaurant or visit a chain like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Shake Shack, In-N-Out, or Johnny Rockets to let your pup take advantage of their dog menus.

Throw a Dog Party

Two’s company, three’s a crowd, and four is a doggy party! If your dog is a social butterfly, invite a few of your friends and their dogs over for a Valentine’s Day dog party! Serve Valentine’s Day themed snacks for the humans and dogs alike and watch your pup run and play with their new friends. 

Plan a Picnic

More than likely walks and snacks are a few of your dog’s favorite things, so why not combine them for a fun picnic outing. Grab a blanket and pack a few shareable treats such as apples and peanut butter, carrots, and boiled eggs along with water. Don’t forget a ball or toy for a little post picnic fun.

Shopping Trip

Retail therapy is not just for humans! Treat your pup to a pet store shopping spree. Peruse the aisles of toys, treats, and bones and help your dog pick out a few new items to take home. 

Movie Night

Netflix, cuddle, and chew! Put on a good movie, cuddle up on the couch with your valentine, and if you want to make it extra special, you can give your pup one of their favorite chews! 

Have a Photo Shoot

Your phone is full of pictures of your dog, but photos of the two of you together are priceless. Recruit a talented friend or family member or splurge for a professional photographer and have them capture pictures of you and your furry valentine. 

Make A Special Dinner

Mealtime can be monotonous for dogs, this Valentine’s Day skip the kibble only dinner, and prepare a dog-friendly dinner from scratch to add on top of their kibble.  Be mindful of any allergies or food sensitivities your dog may have and keep portions appropriate for your dog’s size.

However, you and your dog decide to spend Valentine’s Day, remember that this day is not about new toys or treats, it’s about spending quality time with your furever friend. 

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