Valentine's day dog

Is your dog your Valentine? Consider yourself lucky! A dog’s love is loyal, powerful, and unconditional. If you’re planning to spend the day of love with your canine companion, here’s a few pet-friendly activities you can enjoy together.

1. Book a room!

Looking to get away for a day or two? Grab your canine bestie and head to a luxury pet-friendly hotel! Note: Spontaneity is great, but don’t forget to call ahead to be sure they have rooms available for canine guests.

2. Bake some heart-shaped dog treats

Find a healthy treat recipe and whip up a batch of delicious, wholesome cookies for your pooch using a heart-shaped cookie cutter! It’s the perfect way to spend the afternoon, and he’ll love being the official taste tester.

3. Have a Valentine’s Day-themed photo shoot

Grab your phone or camera and capture some cheesy memories … or hire a photographer to take pictures of both of you!

4. Arrange a playdate

Know someone else spending Valentine’s Day with their pup? Set up a double date! Most dogs love making new friends, and socializing is good for both of you.

5. Enjoy a “home spa day”

Grab the doggie shampoo and pamper your pooch! Follow these steps for a stress-free grooming experience, and be sure to praise him once it’s all said and done. Then it’s your turn to hop in the tub!

6. Take a moonlit stroll

What better way to finish the day? Just be sure to check out our safety tips for walking your dog at night!


Animal Wellness is North America's top natural health and lifestyle magazine for dogs and cats, with a readership of over one million every year. AW features articles by some of the most renowned experts in the pet industry, with topics ranging from diet and health related issues, to articles on training, fitness and emotional well being.