Friday, February 6, 2015

5 Simple Gifts to Give Your Pet this Valentine's Day #LakesideValentine

Have your pet parents started making your plans for Valentine's Day?  If so, I hope they find ways to include you in their celebrations.

We pets provide unconditional love to our pet parents 24-7, 365 days a year and don't (usually) ask for anything in return except maybe a warm spot to sleep and meals to fill our bellies.  That's why Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to give your pet some extra affection and attention.

Pets don't need fancy gifts, we don't care much for flowers and we cannot have chocolate so what gift can a pet parent give their pet?

5 Simple Gifts to Give Your Pet on Valentine's Day
1.  A Special Walk:  enjoy a peaceful walk with your dog in a new part of your neighborhood, at a park or even a dog-friendly indoor venue.

2.  A New Toy:  a bouncing ball, a squeaky stuffy, one of those  feather-thingys for your cat or even one of my new favorites, the PULLER, which is great for a few games of tug.

3.  Extra Play Time:  is it too cold outside for a long walk?  Then why not have a great play session right in the house.  I do so enjoy a good game of chase-around-the-dining-room-table!

4.  A Homemade Treat:  do you bake?  Can you cook?  There are some great pet-friendly treat recipes out there!  My friend Sugar the Golden Retriever has some top notch recipes on her blog!

5.  A Quiet Cuddle:  why not just sit and relax with your pet.  Give them some extra belly rubs and ear scratches...and of course, a big hug.

And here is a fun way to start off your Valentine's Day celebrations - the Paws and Kisses Pet Photo Contest from The Lakeside Collection.  First Place will be awarded to the Cutest Dog and the Cutest Cat and each will receive a $100 Lakeside gift certificate.  Runners-up (3 dog and 3 cat) will receive a $25 Lakeside gift certificate.

All you need to do to enter is to visit Paws and Kisses Pet Photo Contest Page at The Lakeside Collection between now and February 15 to upload your photo!  You can also enter via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #LakesideValentine.

How will you celebrate Valentine's Day with your pet?

Post Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by The Lakeside Collection.  I am being compensated for spreading the word about their Paws and Kisses Pet Photo Contest but Oz the Terrier only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  The Lakeside Collection is not responsible for the content of this article.


  1. Oh great suggestions Oz! We have a few plans for Valentine's Day. Gonna go check out the photo contest :)

  2. I've put ALL of the above on my wish list!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Oh I'll certainly hope dad will bring mom flowers, ehhh me flowers LOL :)

  4. We would like all of those Oz. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. you forgot the most important one - a cuddle and belly rub :)

  6. Well, with 2 kids at the house my hubby and I don't really do much on Valentines Day, so we will be spending it at home with the pups. Of course I have to try and find some yummy heart shaped treats and toys! BOL!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  7. Great ideas, we love them all! Sounds like a fun contest!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I hope Momma chooses #5. There's nothing I like better than some snuggle time with her!!

  9. We'll just take kisses
    Lily & Edward

  10. snuggles and kisses are the best, next to treats that is!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. Bentley likes to see these ideas implemented on a daily basis! I loved checking out Lakeside Collections!

  12. We will most likely work on tracking and nose work and do some extra cuddling...maybe some special food for dinner.

  13. Mom told me that every day is Valentine's Day at our house! We tested our halters with a run today and they were pawfect!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Great ideas! I always try to *do* something fun with my dogs for special occasions. They love having fun outdoors much more than any physical gift I could give them!

  15. Thanks for t his great post Oz! We now have a great list of things for Valentine's Day!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  16. Great gift idea Oz, you and your mom's selfie is the best. Thanks for sharing the contest link, I'm heading over.

  17. I never thought to do anything special for my chi's for Valentine's Day. You came up with some great ideas, so I think the chi's will be in for a special treat that day!

  18. That photo of you and your Mom is so sweet, Oz! Baking some special treats is exactly what I was thinking of doing for the dogs this weekend!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  19. We don't really celebrate. I am lame. Love the Valentine picture of you with your Mom.


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