We don’t need a Valentine’s Day to shower our pups with love, kisses and presents, but a love holiday sure makes it extra fun! I do find it kind of romantic that St. Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of Christian saints named Valentinus, but was imbued with hearts and flowers by the poets of Chaucer’s era in the time of courtly love. Now, it’s a great “excuse” to let that significant other know how much you care. So, let’s find the kind of gifts that say love for our Valentine puppies. Let the shopping begin!
When I think of Valentine’s Day gifts, I think of the kinds of things you might not buy everyday. Whether a special trinket or an extravagance, it’s a
demonstration of love and appreciation. I’ve brought together what I think are some beautiful, stylish and some unusual gifts for your fur babes that say, “I Cherish You.”
Nothing says “I Heart You” like a stunning piece of jewelry, and this classic, romantic necklace is all that. Made completely from Swarovski crystals, featuring their pearls, Aurora Borealis crystals and topped with a gorgeous, rich red Swarovski crystal heart, this piece is tied up like a special present with a red organza ribbon at the back. It comes in an embroidered pouch, ready for gift-giving. Your little lady will strut around the house in all her regal elegance! Available in neck sizes from 6″ – 18″.
This adorable little collar sports a removable fuschia satin flower with a feature crystal and surrounding beads center. The nylon collar is made from a black with white, pink, fuschia and red hearts material. It is adjustable, with a secure black plastic buckle. Sizes XS – XL.
OK, maybe you don’t have that elegant little lady. Maybe yours is a tough, rocker chic grrl or a very stylish and cool boy. This limited edition piece of art is a must-have. Made from fine red croc leather and adorned with a Swarovski pave-crystal heart on silver wings, other features of this beauty include a crystal buckle and crystal rivets going completely around. Because it’s limited edition, it is available in a medium: 1.25″ wide x 12″ – 16″ long. If you need another size, you can find contact info on this page.
This is a gorgeous way to celebrate your love for your dog and/or dogs in general. Made by Lisa Welch Designs, this custom-made 18K yellow gold and diamond paw print pendant contains .25 carats t.w. of dazzling diamonds. Also can be created in platinum or in sterling silver. Note to self: move to top of list for husband.
I so love this gift. It’s my favorite one. The Monacle Rescue Dog Necklace celebrates a group of rescues out of Los Angeles with heartwarming stories – Lardell, Roy, Quizzie, Myles, Ollie-Pie, Lefty, Daffy, Maize, Hope & Happy. Not all of them are still with us, may they rest in peace, but they all now have love in their lives or experienced love before they passed. If you find a story that moves you, you can wear that dog’s photo in honor of his or her struggle and, ultimate renewal. A custom photo of your own dog is also an option for an additional cost. The necklace features a 34″ brass chain that holds either a brass bolt a rhinestone halo, with a monocle pendant, where the photo resides. This is a custom-made piece.
Can you just imagine? You little guy strutting his stuff, looking dapper as all get out in this Valentine’s Day neck tie. Red and pink hearts pop on a creamy white background and the whole effect is one of a slight sheen. Very natty! I feel like he should be heading out to pick up a date for dinner…. Size: 10″ – 17″ neck x 4″ long x 2″ wide.
This little cutie features a whimsical pink print with bumble bees and the word “mine” for a purely Valentine’s Day message. A perky black tulle tutu adds a touch of prima to an already fun flirtation. It’s fully lined and comes with a welded D ring and velcro closures. Sizes XXS – M.
Fellas, if you’re in the doghouse this Valentine’s Day, it’s this doghouse you’ll want to occupy. The style I’ve highlighted is the colonial, but you can get anything you want as the house is completely customized to fit your dog’s (or cat’s) size and your tastes. They can even replicate your own home, including custom wallpaper, flooring and decor. Only the best for the pampered pet, and there’s a great chance no one else in the neighborhood will have it. Be prepared to dig deep into thy wallet.
This is a cute tug toy from Petco‘s Valentine’s Day Shop, with a series of plush Valentine’s hearts embroidered with sweet messages and a squeaker, on a red and white striped tug rope. Fun play with the squeaker/rope tug mix.
This box of yummy peanut butter treats each feature a different Valentine-themed message. Think the classic Necco Conversation Heart candies for people. Super cute and comes in a 9″ x 6.5″ clear lid gift box. Ingredients include: peanut butter, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, oats, honey, eggs, and canola oil. Each treat is decorated with yogurt and/or carob chips.
Hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s Day gift suggestions and that I sparked some conversation and, hopefully, ideas. Whatever you find for your little or big ones, the important thing is to let them know how much you love them and to spend time that day doing something they enjoy.
What will you be doing with your dog on Valentine’s Day?
Send me a picture and I’ll post a round up of the Bark and Swagger Community pups! Look forward to hearing from you!
Until next time…
(Disclosure: If you choose to purchase any of the suggested items in this post, I will receive a small compensation from the company, which goes towards keeping Bark and Swagger up and running and towards the monthly donations I make to animal rights and rescue organizations. Thank you for helping out!)