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[UPDATED JANUARY 2022]
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spoil your dog even more with a great gift! I have put together a list of Valentine gifts for dogs that include toys, clothing, bedding and more to make your pup feel extra special and loved.
Let’s get to the list, shall we?
10 Valentine Gifts For Dogs
Show your dog some love with these cute Valentine-themed gifts!
1. Zippy Paws Holiday Burrow Heart n’ Bears
Give your dog hours of stimulating fun with this interactive plush toy from Zippy Paws. It is cute and festive, featuring 3 pink bears housed in a heart-shaped burrow.
Let your dog try to pull the bears out of their heart-shaped home, you could also hide the bears and let your dog sniff and hunt for them. The added squeakers in each bear will keep your dog even more entertained.
This puzzle toy challenges your dog’s mind and provides plenty of mental stimulation. You could also fill the red heart-shaped burrow with your dog’s favourite treats to add even more excitement.
It is ideal for small to medium-sized dogs and is not intended for tough chewers.
It measures 7 x 6 x 5″.
2. Tail Trends Valentine’s Day Dog Bandana
Make your dog look cute and festive with a trendy Valentine’s Day bandana. While most dogs don’t enjoy wearing dog clothes, a bandana is certainly tolerated by dogs.
Your little Valentine will be stylish wearing this 100% cotton bandana. It is available in 2 sizes, medium and large, and comes in 6 different designs that are all suitable for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
This bandana features a designer handmade felt applique on 100% cotton fabric. It is machine washable and has stitched edging for durability and longer wear.
Fun adorable designs for both male and female dogs. Medium size fits 8″-15″ neck size and Large fits 16″-24″ neck size.
3. KYEESE Valentine’s Day Dog Sweater
How cute would your dog look wearing this Valentine’s Day dog sweater?
Made by Kyeese, this sweater is soft, cute and comfortable for your dog to wear. It is made of acrylic knit to provide warmth and give it a bit of stretch for a comfortable fit.
It features an adorable red and pink heart print and a ribbed turtleneck design. The hem is ribbed as well, and the belly is generously covered.
This pullover-style sweater is easy to put on and take off. It is non-restrictive and features a leash hole opening on the back so you can walk your dog in style.
Available in 7 different sizes, suitable for small, medium and large dogs up to 80 pounds.
It is recommended to go up a size if your dog is in-between sizes.
This sweater can be machine washed but should lay flat to dry.
Kyeese stands behind every sweater they sell, satisfaction is guaranteed.
4. Zippy Paws Jigglerz Valentine’s Day Pink Bear
The Valentine’s Day Pink Bear by Zippy Paws features crinkle paper in the head and tail to entice your dog. The exclusive jiggler noisemaker in the body gives off a loud squeak when your dog shakes it from side to side.
There is no stuffing inside this toy which means less mess. Some dogs love to rip apart a toy just to get to the stuffing, but, there is no worry with this toy.
Zippy Paws Jigglerz are lined with an extra layer of tough Cordura material and cross-stitched for even more durability.
Your dog will love to carry this toy around and it is great for games of fetch or light tug of war sessions.
This toy is durable enough to withstand rough play sessions, but be aware that aggressive chewers will have no problem ripping it apart.
5. Lulubelles Power Plush Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without chocolate-covered strawberries! Of course, your pup can’t enjoy the real thing. But, your pup can indulge in his very own chocolate-covered strawberry just for him.
This plush toy by Lulubelles features an ultra-soft plush exterior that is gentle on your dog’s mouth. The internal is reinforced with an extra layer of durable mesh and reinforced nylon taped seams for extra strength.
This chocolate-covered strawberry holds up to plenty of play sessions, and it entices your dog with its noise-making squeaker and crinkle.
Great for games of fetch, gentle chew sessions, or for your pup to carry around!
It is machine washable and can be tossed in the dryer.
Available in 2 sizes, Small for dogs under 25 pounds, and Large, for dogs 25 pounds and over.
6. Azuza Valentine’s Day Dog Collar and Leash Set
Outfit your dog in this adorable Valentine’s Day Dog Collar and Leash Set. Your pup will look festive and cute wearing this while out for his daily walks.
This dog collar and matching leash feature an all-over heart print. The adjustable collar features a sturdy eco-friendly plastic buckle and a D-ring for your pup’s id tag and for attaching the matching leash.
The leash features a 360 degrees tangle-free hook, and both the collar and leash feature double-sided stitching and a high-density webbing nylon lining.
Available in 3 sizes to suit your dog. The large size is the only size that has a 1-inch collar width and a 1-inch leash width. The large size does, however, give you a shorter length leash of only 4 feet.
The smaller sizes offer a longer leash length but the width of the collar and leash are narrower.
Azuza stands behind their products, this leash and collar set comes with a satisfaction guarantee.
7. Ultra Soft Pet Bed by Mora Pets
Treat your dog to a nice soft comfortable pet bed. This soft bed will give your dog a more comfortable spot to lay on instead of the hard floor.
This mat is ideal for use in a crate, a travel carrier, your vehicle or anywhere your dog lays.
The Mora Pets Ultra Soft Pet Bed is reversible, featuring colourful flannel on top and a soft fleece bottom. It has a generous thickness of 1.5 inches, which provides great cushioning to older and younger dogs.
It is lightweight and can be folded for storage or for easy transport. It is made with high-quality fleece and filled with cotton. If this mat gets dirty, you can simply machine wash it and throw it in the dryer.
Available in 5 sizes, with the largest size being ideal for dogs up to 65 pounds. It is also available in brown or dark blue.
This bed comes with a 1 Year Warranty.
8. Majestic Pet Sherpa Bagel Dog Bed
I couldn’t resist adding this bagel bed to the list because it fits the Valentine’s Day theme in this gorgeous red colour.
Not only is this a great-looking bed, but it is durable and high-quality and made in the USA. It is soft and comfortable and provides your dog with a well-deserved quality sleep.
Its bagel shape is ideal for dogs who love to get cozy and snuggly and love to nest. The raised bolsters provide a sense of security, as well as cushioning support for your dog’s head and neck.
The outer material is made of 7-ounce Polyester/Cotton Twill, and the inside is filled with a Premium High Loft Polyester Fiber Fill.
The bottom base is made of waterproof 300/600 Denier, to prevent any accidents or wetness from leaking onto your floor.
This entire bed is easy to clean and can be machine washed and tumble dried.
Various sizes are available to suit small and large dogs, and it is available in different colours as well.
This bed is popular among dog owners because dogs love how comfortable it is. The bolsters are generously stuffed, and it provides great support.
There are a few drawbacks to be aware of. The outer cover cannot be removed, which means this bed will need to be spot cleaned, or put in the washing machine. Dog hair easily sticks to the bed.
I recommend putting a blanket over the bed to protect it and keep it clean. This way you only need to wash the blanket.
9. SlowTon Hand Free Sling Pet Carrier
Take your furry best friend wherever you go! This hand-free sling allows you to carry your small dog with you while you run errands.
You and your dog can enjoy more outings together, such as going to the mall, grocery stores, bus or subway rides, to the park, or long distance walks.
This pet carrier is suitable for small pets weighing up to 13 pounds. It’s great for cats too and taking your pet to the vet’s office.
The shoulder strap is adjustable and comfortable for you to wear because it is padded with soft foam. It is safe for your pet because it includes an adjustable safety hook that attaches to your dog’s collar as well as 2 buttons on the opening of the bag to securely keep your dog in place.
The front of the bag features a zippered pocket for storing your cellphone, keys, dog treats, poop bags, or other small items.
This bag is durable and is made of high-quality breathable cotton. It is easy to clean and can be machine washed.
Available in various colours.
10. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Treat Puzzle
Challenge your dog’s mind with this best-selling treat puzzle from Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound. Just 15 minutes of mental exercise is equivalent to 30 minutes of physical activity.
The Dog Brick puzzle keeps your dog stimulated by using and testing his problem-solving skills and abilities. Prevent boredom and destructive behaviour with this level 2 intermediate puzzle toy for dogs.
How does it work? There are 3 different types of treat hiding compartments, flip, slide and lift.
The 8 red blocks have a lid that your dog can flip up to reveal treats or kibble inside, and they can slide to reveal treats underneath. The 4 white bones can be removed by your dog’s nose or paws to reveal treats underneath.
This puzzle toy works best with kibble or small treats, it can hold 1 cup of food. The non-slip base allows this toy to stay in place while your dog tries to reveal the hidden treats.
Completely safe and fun for all dogs, this toy is BPA, PVA, and phthalate-free. It can easily be cleaned with soap and water (hand wash).
Safety Tips When Buying Valentine Gifts For Dogs
Treating your special pup to a Valentine’s Day gift is fun and exciting, but there are some important safety tips that you should always be aware of.
Buy The Correct Size
When buying toys or treats for your dog you will want to be sure to get the appropriate size for your dog.
Some toys are just too small for large dogs and can be a real safety concern for them. Toys that are too small can be a choking hazard for large dogs.
Avoid Dangerous and Toxic Items
Everyone knows that chocolate is dangerous to dogs and should be avoided at all times. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that should be avoided as well.
Other items such as wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, and your flower arrangements are dangerous items too. Roses have thorns on them which are dangerous to your dog, and Lilies are toxic.
Know Your Dog’s Chewing Style
Plush toys and toys that contain squeakers are great toys for dogs who are gentle chewers, but you will want to avoid these types of toys if your dog is an aggressive chewer.
For heavy chewing dogs, you will want to get tough chew toys that are guaranteed to last.
Supervision Is A Must
As with any new toy or treat that you give your dog, you will always want to supervise your dog. If your dog rips apart his new toy, make sure to remove it before any broken pieces are ingested.
Dog Owners Love To Spoil Their Dogs On Valentine’s Day
If you think you’re the only one spoiling your dog this Valentine’s Day, think again!
According to a survey done last year by rover.com, nearly half of all dog parents have planned a special Valentine’s Day just for their dog!
Dog owners included buying their dog a new outfit or toy in their special Valentine’s Day plans for their dog.
The survey also showed that nearly half of dog owners enjoy cuddling their dogs more than their significant other.
The love we have for our dogs is real, and if you’re wondering if your dog shares the same feelings, you’ll have to keep an eye out for these 12 signs of love.
What Can I Do With My Dog On Valentine’s Day?
Okay, so you’re probably already showing your dog that he or she is your absolute number 1 every day of the year. But, you can certainly show some extra love to your dog to make him or her feel extra special on Valentine’s Day.
Here are some great ideas:
Go For A Nice Walk
You should be doing this daily already, but dogs love going for walks especially with their favourite human, you!
Allow your dog some time to sniff around and enjoy the sights. You could even explore a new trail or neighbourhood to make the walk more special.
Do What Your Dog Loves To Do
Making your dog feel special means doing what he loves to do. Whether it’s going to the dog park, playing with his favourite toy, or engaging in a game of fetch or tug-of-war, your dog will be happy just doing what he loves.
Relax And Just Hang Out Together
Your dog loves nothing more than spending quality time with you. It doesn’t always have to involve physical activity, just hanging out together and enjoying a relaxing moment is a great way to bond.
Give Your Dog Plenty Of Belly/Ear Rubs
If your dog loves ear rubs or belly rubs, be sure to give him plenty to make him feel extra special.
Final Thoughts On Valentine Gifts For Dogs
I hope you have enjoyed this list of Valentine gifts for dogs, and that it has inspired you to spoil your dog rotten this year! After all, your dog truly is your best Valentine!
Aside from all these great gifts, nothing beats the best gift you can give your dog and that is your time and love. So this Valentine’s Day, make sure to give your dog plenty of love and attention, and you’ll be rewarded all year with lots of licks and tail wags.
Are you spending Valentine’s Day with your dog? Will you be getting your dog a gift? Which gift will your dog love the most?
Share your thoughts and comments below, I would love to hear from you.