The best Valentine’s gifts for dogs

Show some puppy love this February 14th - because love isn't just for your human friends, after all

The best Valentine's gifts for dogs

by Angelica Daujotas |

We’re a nation of dog lovers. You only need to look at the range of treats and toys available in pet shops and supermarkets up and down the country or watch faithful owners going for walks in the pouring rain, to see it.

In fact, according to RSPCA estimates, there are nine million pet dogs in the UK. These pampered pets – who often go for pricey haircuts, get looked after by professional dog walkers or enjoy play dates with their pals – aren’t cheap to keep, but as any owner will tell you, they’re worth every penny. After all, whatever you give, you get back a hundred times in wags, licks and general puppy-eyed adoration.

There’s nothing like the love of a good dog (and they are ALL good dogs!) – that’s why they’re often called man’s best friend.

If you spoiled your pup with special dog-friendly mince pies or a squeaky Santa Claus (claws?) over Christmas, you’ll know how much they appreciated the fuss.

So we say, why should the fun stop there? Show your beloved hound that they're more than just a pet – they're family – this Valentine’s Day, by lavishing them with treats. You know they'd do the same if they were able.

All together now: “And they call it, puppy looooove….”

The best Valentine's cards for dogs

First, let's get into the best cards you can get for your pooch. Yes, they're totally necessary. According to greetings card shop Dotty About Paper, there's been a 225% increase in searches for Valentine's cards for pets... Better snap them up fast.

SHOP: Fun and practical gifts for your pup this Valentine's Day

Tried and tested: Denzel's Valentine’s Hearts Dog Bites

We put Denzel's Valentine’s Hearts Dog Bites to the test with our in-house treats taster, Charlie, this is what he had to say:

Tried and tested: Denzel's Valentine’s Hearts Dog Bites
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"Hi I’m Charlie and I woof these new heart-shaped treats from Denzel’s. Because my humans love me very much and I’ve been a good boy, they’ve let me try these Valentine’s Day treats early. I found the peanut butter, strawberries and carob very tasty. My owners love that these are vegan-friendly, low sugar and low calorie too because it means they’re good for training on our walks."

Tried and tested: Pooch & Mutt Valentine's Probiotic Meaty Treats

Our in-house treats taster, Charlie, has been busy again putting Pooch & Mutt Valentine's Probiotic Meaty Treats to the test. Here's what he had to say:

Pooch & Mutt Valentine's Probiotic Meaty Treats
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"Leading up to Valentine's Day, my owners have been spoiling me with these naturally hypoallergenic treats and I love them. I have been learning how to sit before crossing the road and get one of these as a reward. These get paws up and tail wags from me!"

Read more on Closer:

The best Valentine's gifts for cats

The best luxury dog beds to pamper your pooch

Where to buy the best flowers this Feb 14th

Stuck on what to buy all the wonderful people in your life for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered:

For him

Shopping for men isn't always the easiest task, to get you started we've got some amazing gift ideas from last-minute affordable finds to practical and cheesy romantic gifts.

For her

From new mums that could really use a special treat right now, to thoughtful gifts from independent stores, our gift guides have you covered no matter what her interests are.

To treat yourself

If there's anyone that deserves a special treat this Valentine's it's yourself and what better way to celebrate the occasion, whether your single, taken or it's complicated than a new pair of gorgeous pyjama's.

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