Posted Thu 02 Feb 2023 at 08:00am
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Show Fido your appreciation by romancing them with these dog-friendly Valentine’s Day activities.
Don’t have a Valentine this year? No problem! Ditch the candy and overpriced flowers and celebrate love with the one who already thinks the world of you – your dog! If romance isn’t your thing, don’t fret, we’ve created a list of dog-friendly Valentine’s Day activities that you’ll both love!
#1 Have a Pooch Picnic
Stumped on doggy Valentine’s date ideas? We’ve got the paw-fect solution for you! Whip up a charcuterie board, pick a scenic spot and treat Fido to a picnic!
Keep your pet’s paws off your meat board by ordering them yummy dog treats from Doggy Dapper Dining – they’ll certainly fit the vibe of your Insta-worthy picnic!
#2 Book a Staycation
We can all agree that there’s no greater feeling than slipping on a hotel robe and ordering room service. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels for you to choose from, with many offering a luxurious experience for pups. From doggy room service to comfy pet beds and toys – your pet will be treated like royalty!
What are you waiting for? Book your Valentine’s getaway at one of these luxurious dog-friendly hotels in Sydney!
#3 Bake Valentine’s-Themed Dog Treats
Baking is another great dog-friendly Valentine’s Day activity! Get into the spirit by making some homemade Valentine’s Day dog treats using strawberries. Make a puppy play date out of it, and watch the dogs go mutts over your homemade treats! Your pooch will have a blast playing with other pups while you and your friend catch up over a bottle of wine.
#4 Take Fido Out For a Romantic Dinner
Who said dinner dates were only for humans? Take Fido for a romantic dinner at a dog-friendly restaurant. Have a glass of wine, and tuck into a delicious meal with your furry buddy.
If you live in Brisbane, Mary Mae’s in New Farm is a fantastic place to have a meal with Fido on Valentine’s Day, as they have fresh dog treats and a doggie paddle pool!
If you’re in Victoria, host your doggy Valentine’s date at one of these dog-friendly restaurants in Melbourne, or if you’re a Sydneysider, check out our list of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Bondi.
#5 Moonlight Cinema
Catching a flick at Moonlight Cinema is undoubtedly one of the best doggy Valentine’s date ideas, as its Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney locations are all dog-friendly. On February 14th, you and your pup can cosy up to a screening of The Notebook – have some tissues on hand!
Sydneysiders and Melburnians can book the Mr Stubbs Paltinum Experience, which includes two movie tickets, a deluxe bean bag, and two blankets. Or you can go all out with the AAMI Gold Grass Experience (available at all venues), which includes a ticket, bean bag, and waiter service.
Fetch some free treats for Fido from the K9 Natural stall (stall dates vary), hire a doggy bed, order yourself a drink and unwind!
#6 Attend a Dog-Friendly Valentine’s-Themed Event
My Doggo Valentine Dining Experience, VIC
Riesa Renata, the creator of Master Bowie (a blog dedicated to sharing healthy dog food recipes) and Instagram Mum of pup-fluencer Bowie, has teamed up with Puppy Pub Crawl to bring your pup a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Dining Experience.
Pooches will be spoiled with three courses, including heart-shaped waffles and a doggie dessert garnished with edible rose petals! Dogs will also get a special Expawsso Martini and a goodie bag.
Don’t worry; there will also be a selection of cheeses and cured meat platters for the two-legged folks.
Address: Wolfhound on Brunswick, 386-388 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Date: Saturday 18th February 2023
Cost: $43.33-$87.58 (includes booking fees)
Speed Dating, Greyhound Adoption Day, NSW
There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with good old-fashioned speed dating! Except at this event, you won’t have to engage in awkward conversations with humans. Instead, you’ll get to interact with 40 adorable Greyhounds! If you find that spark, you can adopt them on the day and receive a free dog bed! Volunteers and Greyhound experts will also be there to answer any of your questions.
Love potion slushies, a doggy drawing station, heart-shaped cookies for humans and more will also be available! Register your interest here.
Address: 382 The Driftway, Londonderry, NSW, 2753
Date: 11th February 2023