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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

From a simple t-shirt to a customized trinket, there’s a gift out there for every pup and person you love.

Heather Marcoux  |  May 7th 2015


February 14th is a day to celebrate love, but for those among us who are pet obssessed, it’s also a day to celebrate the dogs we love all year round. That’s why we’ve rounded up ten great gifts for the dogs and dog lovers in your life.

1.Heart Detail Leash

Who doesn’t need a festive heart-themed leash? Plenty of petite pups would bark with joy to unwrap this stylish accessory on the big day. It also usually ships in 1-2 days, so you can enjoy a pink promenade with your pooch as soon as possible.

$35.99 at PetSmart.com

2. Rosie’s Hearts N’ Homes Dog Treats

Order up some lovely snacks for your pup and make Valentine’s Day delicious. These treats from Rosie’s Barkery are good for your furry bestie, and 10 % of the proceeds go to helping rescue dogs find forever homes. It’s a win-win for everyone (especially your treat-loving pooch).

$8.95 and up at Rosie’s Barkery

3. Hearts and Paw Print Bandana

What’s better than a handmade bandana to for the beloved pup in your life? A handmade bandana that’s on SALE right now on Etsy. This beauty ships in 1-2 days from PawsClawsCorner in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It’s reversible and come in a variety of sizes, from Chihuahua to Husky.

$4.00 at Etsy

4. Clay Sculpture Valentine

Another awesome Etsy find that ships within three business days of purchase, this one of a kind Wheaten Terrier sculpture might be the perfect personalized find for the dog lover in your life. Don’t fret if Wheatens aren’t your thing — this seller’s got plenty of breeds statues to help you convey your love.

$25.00 at Etsy

5. Festive Doggy Tank

Dress your dog up for the big day in this soft cotton tank that was made with love in the U.S.A. Shipping from this site usually takes about 7-10 business days, so ordering for this year might be a little risky — but at this price, why not roll the dice? Even if it’s late, you’ll be ready for next year.

$15.00 from Bloomingtales

6. Pink Paw Print Blanket

This adorable pink number is perfect for all the small doggies in your life, and one-day shipping is an option, so a beloved pooch could be snuggling in this soft fleecy number very soon. The seller notes that it for smaller breeds, but it’s also got a very small price tag. Amazon can even gift wrap this for you!

$5.58 on Amazon

7. Adoption T-Shirt

Give the dog adoption advocates in your life a way to wear their love this Valentine’s Day with this t-shirt from Zazzle.com. The site lets you know when you need to order by in order to have your gift by Valentine’s Day, and if you don’t like this design there are a ton of others to choose from. You can even make your own, or just pick a different colour for this design. $24.95 at Zazzle

8.Heart Print Bowl

Let your dog lap up some love this V-day with this adorable ceramic bowl. The tasteful neutral tones will fit into most kitchen decor styles while still incorporating a bit of a playful element into the design. It cleans up quickly, won’t harbour bacteria like some plastic bowls, and usually ships the next business day.

$6.99 at Petco

9. A Loving Donation to A Rescue

If chocolates and roses don’t seem like the right gift for the dog lover you’re romancing, why not make a donation in their honour this Valentine’s Day? START Rescue in California will send a Valentine’s Day card for you when you donate in someone’s honour, as will the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, which used it’s own adoptable pets as Valentine card models (order by February 10th). Check if your local rescues have a similar program, and if they don’t you can always make a donation and make your own Valentine.

Any amount

10. A Night of Dog Sitting

This Valentine’s Day why not give the gift of time? If you know a couple who’ve recently brought home a puppy, then you know a couple who probably won’t be going out for a romantic dinner (unless they want to come home to pee on the floor). Give the gift of love on February 14th and let someone you know take a break from puppy parenting. It won’t cost you a thing, and you get to play with an adorable pup — it’s a win-win for everyone.