Single or simply not looking to mingle this upcoming Valentine’s Day? You’re definitely not alone. Recent poll results revealed that one in five people would rather celebrate the holiday of love with their pup(s) rather than their partners or friends. Whether your four-legged buddy made the cut as this year’s date or not, you’ve come to the right place for all your pooch-centric Cupid day needs!
When it comes to your dream date, the reasons why dogs take the crown are endless. Not only do they see you as a King/Queen already, but their undying devotion comes without strings, expectations, or judgments. If that’s not enough sway you, here are a few more examples as to why they make paws-itively perfect valentines and friends.
Due to the new Department of Transportation (DOT) policy, Emotional Support Animals are NO longer allowed to fly in airplane cabins for free. However, Psychiatric Service Dogs are eligible.
This year, nearly 32 percent of owners polled are planning to spoil their dogs with something special. In comparison to poll results from 2022, that means 4 percent more doggos are being pampered by their paw-rent(s) for Valentine’s Day 2023. If you ask us, that number still seems a bit low! The amount of love these animals provide us each and every day SURELY deserves some added attention for Valentine’s Day. So if you’re among those planning to include your pup in the fun (or need some persuasion as to why you should), read on for canine-friendly gift and excursion ideas.
Looking for a budget-friendly treat for your favorite tail-wagger? Pet food and pet supply retailers are offering great deals. PetSmart, for instance, is offering B3G1 free on specified pet toys for your dog and cat, through February 26th. Petco is giving a 10% discount on orders of $50, and Chewy is giving new customers $20 off first-time purchases that total $49+. All you need to do is enter the coupon code WELCOME at checkout.
There are often a plethora of choices, but don’t feel too pressured. As we mentioned, your dog is sure to love just about anything you buy! Still, it’s often nice to have SOME direction. If you really aren’t sure what to purchase, check out our following suggestions based on personality!
If you want to go the extra mile, don’t trust pre-packaged confections, or want to help small businesses, there are lots of bakeries that specialize specifically in doggy-friendly treats. A Google search including your zip code should bring up results. Many will customize orders according to your needs.
A third option? Why not prepare your own dog treats? Not only are they cost efficient, but healthy and easy to do! Nothing says I love you like something homemade that you baked from the heart.
Not sold on these gift suggestions? Some other ideas include tennis balls, lick mats, pet couches, bandanas, and gift certificates for playtime at your local dog gym or an indoor play park. Once again, search by your zip code to see if you have one nearby.
Maybe you’ve stumbled upon this dog-fueled, fun-filled post and haven’t yet found your fur-ever friend! If you’re ready to make the commitment and are capable of doing so, why not choose Valentine’s Day to go meet them? So many dogs need a home!
What’s more, if you often find yourself feeling down or suffer from a chronic mental health disability, qualifying for an Emotional Support Animal could be EXACTLY what your life has been missing. Wondering where you should look for that special someone? All home situations are different and should be handled according to circumstance, but if you happen to be single, we do have some suggestions when it comes to which dog breeds prefer that one-on-one attention!
The benefits of an Emotional Support Animal certification and a Psychiatric Service Dog certification are drastically different. Fortunately for you, American Service Pets’ network of active board certified doctors can help you find the right path to certification. To find out whether you need an ESA or PSD letter, take our easy, three-step Pet Owner Survey!
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