Dog Activities, Dog Lifestyle, Pets and Family

Should You Make a Dog Your Valentine This Year?

As “The Official Proponent of Bettering Life With Your Dog” The Popular Pets wants to upend Valentine’s Day and make it the best ever (Motherpuppin’ Valentine – furry pal included).

Dog in a yoda outfit with the Valentine's Day saying "yoda one for me."

Pet Valentine Day Statistics

In a recent survey conducted by The Popular Pets  52% of males and 48% of American females between the ages of 25 and 45, would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their dog and 84% of males surveyed would buy a Valentine’s Day Gift for their dog. 

Each Winter we witness the flourish of pink as we near Valentine’s Day.  A day which is highlighted by many as breaking the bank buying jewelry and flowers for their beloved, celebrating a SAD (that’s Single Awareness Day) way (or just being sad), dining alone and binging on self-gifted chocolates.

Valentine's day chocolates showing how Valentines day has historically been celebrated.
Valentine’s Day chocolates traditionally used to celebrate Valentine’s day but our dogs should not eat chocolate even more reason to skip tradition.

Valentine’s Day History

All of this is to pay homage to a holiday mired in a creepy past that has been updated and commercialized and according to a new survey from The Popular Pets, a holiday that may be better served in a different way, one that includes a dog.  

That’s why The Popular Pets encourages you to skip the cheesy Valentine’s traditions and spend the day with a fur-ever friend, reading a book, going for a hike or snowshoe or taking part in any other of the many ideas from Motherpuppin’ Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’s.   

Other ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Dog a True Doggie Date!

  1. Have a photoshoot!  Set up a photoshoot with fun Valentine’s day props, backgrounds and outfits if your pup loves dressing up.
  2. Find a doggie Valentine’s day pun for your post or card.  Check out some of our ideas for dog Valentines Day cards, puns captions and more here.
  3. Seek Instagram inspiration from our 20 sample IG posts here.
  4. Get outside!  Check out dog hikes in your locale or others to connect with other dog lovers in apps like Meetup to find other dog lovers in your area and play a game on your next walk.
Dog digging in the sand with a Valentine's Day saying "I did you a lot."
Grab a card idea for some dog Valentine Day inspo.

Find more ideas to navigate Valentine’s Day and life with your dog in the Popular Pets newest book Motherpuppin’ Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’s.

About The Popular Pets


The Popular Pets. the The Official Proponent of Bettering Life With Your Dog is all about promoting fun with your pet with tips, tricks and resources at including the latest book release Motherpuppin Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’s available on Amazon a tongue – and cheek guide all about navigating life with your dog from dating to weddings and the perfect social media profile. Find The Popular Pets on Instagram where we would love to hear about your furry Valentine!

Valentine Dog FAQs

What are some Valentine dog puns?

Find a list of puns, captions and cards in our article that you can steal for your next Valentines Card. Some of our favorites include, “I dig you” “furever mine”

What is a good Valentine’s Dog Treat Recipe

You can use any dog treat recipe like the easy DIY dog treat recipe here and then cut the treats into Valentine heart shapes.