16 Valentine’s Day Gifts For the Canine Love of Your Life
Pup-friendly champagne, heart-printed sweaters, and heartthrob-red walking gear to show your dog how much you love them.
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Valentine’s Day — a holiday reserved for chocolates, flowers, and curated (read: inflated) menus. But more than anything, it’s a day dedicated to showing the one you love how much they mean to you. While some may claim that that person is their significant other, we know deep down that our true loves walk on four feet.
In fact, it’s science: Dog behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell, PhD, reports that dogs feel a surge of oxytocin (often called the “cuddle hormone”) when they interact with people. John Bradshaw, researcher and author of Dog Sense, even suggests that during playtime, dogs’ oxytocin quintuples and their endorphin and dopamine double.
We love our dogs almost as much as we love spoiling them, and February 14 is the perfect day to do both. Here are few ways to keep the tradition going.
Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)
Catnip-stuffed pizza slices, crushed-velvet collars, heart-shaped scratchers, and more ways to show your kitty some love this V-day.
Founder Jisu Kim on designing sweaters you’ll wanna steal from your dog.
Will you accept this litter box?
Oh, and his dad, founder Will Chen, is a bit of an innovator, too.
Co-founder Minali Chatani on well-designed dog gear, supporting local rescues, and the secret to snapping the perfect pic.
Sean Zucker is a writer whose work has been featured in Points In Case, The Daily Drunk, Posty, and WellWell. He has an adopted Pit Bull named Banshee whose work has been featured on the kitchen floor and whose behavioral issues rival his own.