Whether you’re in a relationship or happily single, one thing is certain - you most likely have a pet that you'd rather spend the holiday with anyway! They’re the real masters of unconditional love, after all.
If you have pets at home, there are plenty of fun things you can do to show them your love on Valentine’s Day. And if you don’t have a pet, it’s an easy fix. Just sign up to foster or volunteer at your local shelter.
Indulge in a spa day.
A relaxing bath, blow dry and mani-pedi sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? Recreate that experience for yourself and then do the same for your dog with some leisurely grooming time. Since most cats don’t like water, try a gentle brushing session instead.
Go for a picnic.
Take your leashed and harnessed travel-friendly dog or cat down to the local park and bring a picnic stocked with treats for both of you. And if you live near a Starbucks, stop in afterwards for a warm beverage (for you) and a Puppuccino for your pup.
Take a spin.
Leash up your dog (or your harness-loving cat) and go for a drive to somewhere beautiful. A change of scenery always does a world of good.
Bake some sweet treats.
Make yourself something to satisfy that sweet tooth and a healthy something extra for your pooch, too, using special recipes just for them.
Curl up for a pet-themed movie marathon.
We love a good sappy rom-com as much as anyone, but this Valentine’s Day choose a movie with a pet theme or one that features a pet stealing every scene. You could also visit YouTube and put on a video made just for cats. They’re relaxing for humans, too.
BONUS: Adopt true love.
Here’s a surefire way to have a valentine this year: Adopt a pet. There are dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and personalities just waiting at your local shelter to hear that wonderful question: “Will you be mine?”