7 Dog Friendly Valentine’s Dates

by Olivia Wickstrom February 08, 2021

7 Dog Friendly Valentine’s Dates

A Valentine’s Day celebrated during quarantine means a Valentine’s Day spent alongside our pups— and though the holiday may look different this year, we can still dedicate it to those we love. These fun activities will make humans and their pooches feel special this February 14. 

Scavenger Hunt

Pick a few spots around town, your neighborhood, or your home and fill them with riddle-driven clues leading to a final sentimental destination. A scavenger hunt around the neighborhood will make for the perfect afternoon walk, while a hunt inside will excite pooches when treats are hidden with each clue. A mysterious, adventurous, and fun way to spend the day alongside your valentine. 

Hike, Picnic, Sunset

Preferably in that order. Beautiful views, yummy food, and a happy pup. Need we say more?

Dinner and a Movie at the Drive-In

Dinner out and a movie at the theater may not be possible this year, but that doesn’t mean your Valentine’s tradition has to stop. Throw your lawn chairs, blankets, and dog bed (preferably from Sam & Nala 😉) in the trunk, grab some takeout from your favorite local restaurant, and head to the drive-in for a movie night under the stars. Snow and chilly temps have you stuck inside? Recreate the experience at home. Light some candles, make a pillow fort on the floor, and watch one of these classic drive-in films

Staycation at a Dog Friendly Hotel

The closest thing to “travel” during the pandemic, and an excuse to watch cheesy movies while eating french fries in bed. Cozy up in that white terrycloth robe, order some room service, and settle in for a night of hotel movies and puppy snuggles. Before booking, ensure you research local travel guidelines to be followed during COVID-19. 

Cook a Meal You (and Your Pup) Can Enjoy

A home cooked meal is the best gift you can give your valentine, and one that can be shared with furry friends makes it even better! These tasty recipes are perfect for everyone to dig into this holiday, whether it be breakfast in bed, or a romantic dinner by candlelight. 

Game Night

Put on your poker face and break out the Monopoly board for a night of friendly competition. Need some new game ideas to spice up the holiday? This dog trivia is fun, educational, and may even teach you something new about your own furry friend.

At-Home Wine, Cheese, and Dog Treat Tasting

A tasty celebration for everyone involved. Pick up a few bottles of wine, a small selection of cheeses, and a variety of treat flavors to enjoy with your human and furry valentines. Pro tip: Many wineries are offering virtual tastings and tours, a fun way to immerse yourself in the experience from the coziness of your couch. 

Olivia Wickstrom
Olivia Wickstrom