Why Valentine’s Day is Better with Your Dog

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday all about love, and even if you have a significant other, we all know who your real valentine will be this year. After all, when it comes to affection, devotion and love, no one can compare to a dog. That’s why it wouldn’t seem right to celebrate such a heartwarming holiday without pointing out why our canine companions make the best dates on Valentine’s Day!

Your Dog Doesn’t Expect Anything 
Unlike us humans, dog’s don’t understand or recognize holidays. This means that when Valentine’s Day rolls around, your furry friend won’t be expecting a mushy card, a box of chocolates or anything frilly and heart-shaped. This takes all the pressure off of you to buy or do something really spectacular. Instead, all your dog really needs from you is the same love and companionship that the two of you have always shared, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day should really be about?

You Won’t Have to Ask for Kisses or Cuddles 
Everyone expects an extra amount of attention from their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, but sometimes this gets overlooked. Then, if you have to go out of your way to ask your significant other for a kiss or a hug, it can kind of ruin the magic of the holiday. However, you won’t ever have to worry about that with your dog! To our canine companions, licking and kissing our faces is just an everyday greeting that they’re more than willing to dish out. Plus, a happy tail wag or play bow can feel much like a big hug. Then, at the end of the day, a nice snuggle on the couch is the perfect way to say “I love you!” And speaking of love…

Your Dog’s Love is Unconditional 
Perhaps the best thing about dogs is the fact that they love unconditionally. No matter a person’s circumstances, situations or lot in life, a dog will be there with them every step of the way to provide companionship and support. This is also the reason that your dog makes the perfect valentine. You can rest assured knowing that when your dog kisses, cuddles, or plays with you on the holiday, they’re doing it out of genuine love and affection and not because they feel they have to. You never have to wonder if your dog really loves you because, as we’ve pointed out before, science proves they do!

Your Dog Wants to Do Whatever You Want to Do 
One of the best gifts you can get on Valentine’s Day is for your loved one to participate in whatever plans you had in mind. Whether it’s going out on a date, snuggling up at home, or heading off to a party, you want you and your significant other to be on the same page and want the same things. The good news is that when it comes to your dog, you two are already there! Your dog will pretty much be down for anything you want to do on Valentine’s Day so long as they can be by your side. To them, time spent together is never time wasted, so whether it’s watching romantic movies on the couch or heading out for a mile hike, your dog will be down for the adventure!

After the Holiday is Over, Nothing Will Change 
For some, the spirit of Valentine’s Day is reserved for only a single day. Once the holiday is over, the glam and the glitz goes with it. However, you’ll never have to worry about that with your dog! Valentine’s Day will come and go but for your pup, the love will never end. You’ll still get happy tail wags, plenty of stinky kisses, and endless snuggles. After all, your dog doesn’t need to designate a single day to loving you… he’s already booked up all 365!

See, don’t dogs make the best dates? On a holiday designed for love, no one can compare to our canine companions! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your special pup!