9 Reasons Why Dogs Make the Best Valentine’s Day Dates


Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express your love and affection for your nearest and dearest – especially your number one. Your ride or die. The one who’s happy to see you no matter what… Your dog!

Move over hoomans, here are just 9 reasons why dogs make the best Valentine’s Day dates.

1. Dogs cuddles are the best

Whether you’ve got a fluffy friend, a smooth operator, or a wonderful wire-haired doggo, there’s nothing like snuggling up to your dog or spending time stroking them, (plus, they’re less likely to steal your blanket when you’re cuddling on the sofa).

Studies also show that cuddling a dog is a great mood booster, so for a dose of happiness on Valentine’s Day, hug your pup!

2. There’s no pressure to make big plans

Don’t worry about your date forgetting about Valentine’s Day. Let’s face it, your dog doesn’t know what Valentine’s Day is. Without the pressure, there’s no need to rush around and stress about booking a fancy restaurant or planning an ultra-romantic day together, your pup will be pleased just to spend time with you!  

If you are looking for some fun doggie date ideas, here are 10 cute ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pup.

3. You don’t need to dress to impress

Forget ironing a shirt, choosing a new date outfit or spending ages deliberating what to wear, the mere sight of your face is enough to make your dog tail-waggingly happy. You don’t even need to wash your hair.  

On the flip side, if your pup wants to dress up, then we’ve got hundreds of personalised bandanas for your dog to rock.  Check out our full collection here!

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@buddy.blue_frenchdoglife looking cute wearing their Free Kisses bandana

4. They’re always happy for your attention

You don’t have to play hard to get or question if you’re being over-the-top. When it comes to the love between you and your dog, they’ll be happy for ALL the attention and there’s no need for games. Unless those games involve you, a ball, and an open field… Or playing with their favourite toys.

@ rolo_thepuggo enjoying Yappy hour with their Paw Ale dog toy

5. You don’t have to worry about what they’ll get you

Our dogs are great at lots of things, like chasing sticks and detecting when you open a bag of treats, but gift-giving isn’t the top of their list. No gift? No problem! You don’t have to worry about not liking something or getting them too much or too little either. 

While you don’t have to worry about your canine Casanova getting you something, if you want to treat your dog to a little something then Yappy has heaps of cute gifts for you to choose from. Best of all, they can be personalised especially for your dog.

Your Valentine’s Day gift? It’s me!

6. You don’t have to share your Valentine’s chocolates or sweets

It’s common knowledge that these treats are toxic to our four-legged friends, so that means all the more for you! You can enjoy your chocs to your heart’s content.

Although, sharing is caring after all, so why not spoil your pup with some goodies they can eat, like these special dog treats.  

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Your dog will really “woof brew” with this yummy dog beer bundle

7. They won’t mind what film you watch

Ever find yourself fighting over the remote with a date? With a dog, this is never an issue. Whether you want to put on a cheesy rom-com, a tearjerker, or a film you’ve rewatched a gazillion times before, you’ll have full control of the remote and your dog will be happy just to Petflix and chill with you.

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@franktheboston getting cosy with their personalised dog blanket

8. They won’t talk back or disagree with you

On Valentine’s Day, sometimes sparks can fly for all the wrong reasons and fallings out or friction can occur over the smallest things. Whereas with your dog, they’ll never talk back, and you’ll never end up in the doghouse! Take the lead and they’ll go with the flow, pawfect.

9. A dog’s love is fur-ever, not just for Valentine’s Day

One of the best things about being a dog owner is the unconditional love you receive from your furry friend 365 days of the year. In return, all your dog asks for is yummy food, playtime, walkies, and cuddles with you.

When you think about it, dogs are everything a good date should be – they adore you, are loyal, and are happy just to spend time with you. They may occasionally want to eat the dinner off your plate, but otherwise they’re a great date.

Treat your dog with Yappy gifts

Your dog showers you with puppy love everyday, so if you want to return the favour and spoil your four-legged friend to something special, we’ve got you covered.

At Yappy we have lots of lovely gifts that can be personalised especially for your dog. Whether you want to make their nap time extra cosy with a soft dog blanket, treat them to snacks that’ll make their mouth water, or keep them entertained for hours with a fun new dog toy, choosing the pawfect gift for your pooch couldn’t be easier.

Simply add your dog to create your dog’s personalised gift shop - Yappiness awaits!

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If you’d like to know more about what Yappy offers, don’t hesitate to contact us at help@yappy.com.

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