Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all of your loved ones, not just your spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend. It may be your parents, children, or even your pet. A pet parent’s pet means the world to him or her, and Valentine’s Day is the ideal day to celebrate how lucky you are to have such a wonderful pet in your life. Regardless of whether you have a romantic partner or not, having a pet in your life completes you. You can organise a fun day for both of you on Valentine’s Day to demonstrate your love and how much your pet means to you.
GO ON A HIKE
Take your dog out into the countryside for a while and take a hike if you can’t bear all Valentine’s Day hoopla in town and you never want to see another heart-shaped box of chocolates again.
Bring some water and snacks, and go for a day hike on your favourite trail. Alternatively, take advantage of this opportunity to try out some new routes by visiting a state park or hiking location you haven’t visited before. You’ll get some excellent bonding time with your dog, and Valentine’s Day will be passed with lots of happiness when you return.
GET HOME A CUSTOM PET OIL PAINTING
Your love deserves something exclusive and very mesmerizing at the same point. Nothing can beat the power of art. If you are someone who also believes this and does not mind losing yourself in the mystic strokes of digital pet art, then bring home a custom pet oil painting for your cute little pawsitive partner. Get the best memory of you both painted digitally, be it your first outing together, movie date together or vet visit together.
VISIT A PET CAFÉ
Cafes for cats and dogs are the next big thing. Pet cafes are fantastic places to meet other pet enthusiasts while also socialising with some cool pets. Many dog cafés also have adoptable dogs who live on the premises and give customers company during the day. You can either bring your dog or visit a pet café to meet a new canine companion. Also, many regular cafés are dog and pet-friendly, allowing customers to bring their pets in with them for a sandwich or a cup of coffee. Bring a book, a tablet, or just your dog and spend some time people-watching and chatting with other dog owners.
You might even conclude that Valentine’s Day is the ideal moment to bring home a second dog. What better day than Valentine’s Day to adopt a new friend? If you’re looking for a second dog that will fit in with your family, a dog café is a fantastic place to start. Because you can spend several hours at the café, you’ll be able to see your pet interacting with the other animals and determine which dogs he or she prefers.
AT THE DOG PARK, PLAY DATE
You might also spend some quality time with your dog at his favourite hangout spot, the dog park, on Valentine’s Day. Your dog will enjoy having a few extra hours to run around and play, and you can use that time to meet new dog owners (or find a date for later in the day).
If your work schedule prevents you from spending much time with your dog regularly, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend some additional time at the dog park, which will help both of you relax and socialise.
WATCH MOVIES TOGETHER FROM YOUR OWN HOME
Another fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your dog is to have a movie night at home. If you have friends who are also enjoying Valentine’s Day alone, invite them over, or just chill out with your dog and watch a dog-themed movie.
Prepare nutritious food and drinks for both of you, then settle in to binge-watch Netflix or catch up on the latest movies you haven’t seen yet. However, we would not recommend allowing your dog to choose the movies.
GET ON THE BEACH
There is no better way to spend a day than roaming around or even lying in the sand soaking up the winter sun, whether you live in a warmer or colder climate and there is a beach nearby.
A majority of dogs enjoy spending time at the beach or near the water. If you live in a warm climate, your dog will love being able to paddle in the surf and play on the beach. If you want to get out on the water, you can try sailing, fishing, or kayaking. A day at the beach will also help improve your physical and mental well-being.
If outdoor sports aren’t your thing, you and your pet could book a spa day to pamper yourselves and rest for the day. There are certain dog-friendly spas where owners can book facials, pedicures, and other salon services while their dogs are bathed, have their nails trimmed and enjoy other grooming services.
You can both enjoy a soothing spa time, and you’ll both look and feel great at the end of the day. If you want to make this Valentine’s Day more memorable, treat yourself and your dog to a day of beauty.
ENJOY A PICNIC
Take Your Dog to a Picnic.
Picture Credit: Barfi
When was the last time you had a picnic with your friends or family? If it’s been a while, alter that on Valentine’s Day by bringing your best pal on a picnic. If you live in a region with moderate temperature, you can take a basket or backpack full of food and drinks for you and your buddy, out on your favourite walking or bike trail.
Find a beautiful area and relax for a few hours, enjoying the weather, the landscape, and the opportunity to spend quality time with your dog. You can play Frisbee with your dog or throw a ball for him to catch.