Dogs make the best gift recipients on Valentine’s Day. They love whatever you give them, and because you expect nothing in return — other than sloppy “thank you” kisses — disappointment never ruins the day.
I found 10 super Valentine’s Day gifts for dogs from online retailers. Some are old favorites, and others just hit the market.
Use this cool feeder at home and on the go — it folds up for easy portability. Purple and green versions are also available.
This tough toy can go into the washing machine when necessary. It comes in three sizes and 11 colors.
Your pup can stay warm while showing his or her love for you in this cool and cozy sweater, made with 100-percent wool and plant dyes, and available in xx-small through xxx-large. Bonus: Chilly Dog follows Fair Trade guidelines.
What dog wouldn’t love fewer baths as a gift? This “waterless shampoo” cleans your pup’s coat and skin without leaving behind irritating residue, and its chamomile extract calms and provides comfort.
The company’s Luv-A-Pet line features toys and clothes, including this fun cotton-polyester tee in sizes x-small through large. Bonus: 10 percent of the purchase price goes to PetSmart Charities.
These tasty dog treats come by the dozen and feature only wholesome ingredients: whole grains, whole oats, oat flour, pure pumpkin flesh, freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese, organic eggs, fresh water, and canola oil. Orders are baked fresh, then shipped. (If you prefer grain-free products, give one of these treats instead.)
Tags such as these combine style with the ability to help your dog get home if ever lost. The finder simply scans the code with a smart phone to see an online pet profile with your contact information.
Your dog gets a cool new bed, and you save on cleaning time because the nylon fabric repels dirt and moisture — just wipe clean with a damp cloth. It measures 32 inches wide by 24 inches deep and comes in a black print, too.
All of the above are great ways to pamper your pup, but if funds are low, consider taking the afternoon off from work for a special outing. Pack treats, water, and favorite toys, then hit the dog park for an extended play date. If you need help finding a dog park, download the Dog Park Finder Plus app from Tech Wanderings.
Let’s hear from you, readers. Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your dogs? Share your memories or plans in the comments!