7 Ways to Show Your Pet That You Love Them

Everywhere you turn there are roses, chocolate and fuzzy-feeling social media posts. It must be Valentine’s Day! But what if your one true love is your beloved pet? Celebrate your special bond with these 7 easy ways to show your pet that you love them! Let’s get to it…

1. Treats

Cats. Dogs. Kids. Boyfriends. Everyone loves a Valentine’s Day treat! If your heart belongs to your kitty cat, try this Tuna Heart Cat Treat recipe.

Pawsome Cats Baking From the Heart – Homemade Cat Treats

Dogs will love these adorable Frozen Strawberry Hearts. Strawberries are full of antioxidants, high fiber, Vitamin C, and can even help whiten your dog’s teeth. This is one treat that you can feel good about!

Irresistible Pets Frozen Strawberry Smoothie Dog Treat Recipe

2. Romantic walks to the park

Maybe your cat won’t cooperate on a romantic stroll to the park, but your dog will feel the love when you pull out their leash and ask them if they’re ready to go! Walking with your dog is a great way to bond. While walking by your side, dogs learn to trust you and follow your lead. If your dog would appreciate more of a social outing, take them to a local dog park! Click here for a list of Tucson’s favorite dog parks! 

3. Cuddles and comfort

Do you let your dogs sleep in the bed with you? Or maybe you love to snuggle on the couch! If not, does your pet have their own special bed? Dogs love having dedicated space to call their own. Pamper your pet with a DIY pet bed made especially for them.

Check out this dog bed tutorial and visit Spoonflower Custom Printed Fabric and More for hundreds  (literally hundreds!) of dog and cat fabric prints.

Sarah Hearts DIY easy to sew zippered dog bed cover


4. Visit the Vet

Okay, some pets hate the vet. But you and I know that veterinary care is a must when showing your dog that you love and care about them. As your pet ages, it is important to get regular health and wellness check ups, especially if your dog may be showing signs of being in pain.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Clinic has monthly spay/neuter, microchipping, and vaccination promotions to help keep animals in our community healthy! March’s special is March Neuter Mania. Check it out below and call 520-881-0321 to schedule your appointment!

5. Adopt a new sweetie

Most pets love the company of other animals. Maybe this Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to introduce another sweetheart to your family. HSSA can help you meet the love of your life. Watch our video below to learn about HSSA’s Main Campus Valentine’s Adoption Special!

6. Vow to never forget your pet.

Pets change our lives for the better. They help us become the very best versions of ourselves. For that, we thank them. Vow to never forget your pet with a naming opportunity at HSSA’s New Campus. Click here to learn more about naming a tree, bench, or even a sun porch for homeless cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s new campus, or contact Diana Cannon at 520-327-6088, ext. 117, for more information.

7. Share the Love

Share photos of the true love of your life (your pet!) on social media, and tag the Humane Society of Southern Arizona! Together, as a community of pet lovers, we will do our best to make the world a better place for homeless pets, one rescue at a time.

Happy Valentine’s Day from HSSA!

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