Dog Valentines + Free Printable

Happy Monday everyone!

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make an easy valentine you can give your dog, your neighbor’s dog or whomever!

I got inspiration for these from Sarah over at Whimsey & Hope. Hers are adorable, so be sure to go check them out!

The valentines I made include five different designs and sayings:
“I woof you”
“Best friends furever”
“Love is a fur letter word”
“Be mine furry valentine”
“I pawsitively adore you”

For these valentines you will need the following:

• Cardstock
• Scissors or X-acto knife
• Snack stick or treat of your choice

You can download and print the valentines here: Dog Valentines
The printable is formatted for a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.

I highly recommend that you use heavy paper for this project. Regular computer paper will probably tear and will not hold the treats in place.
Also, depending on the diameter of your treat, you may have to cut a little more than what is shown in the pdf. (the two vertical lines on the valentine)

Have fun, and please share pictures if you give your favorite pups these valentines! 🙂



Gift Guide for the #CrazyDogLady in Your Family

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I can’t believe next weekend is Christmas! I still have a few more gifts to purchase, which is surprising because I started shopping in mid-November this year. If you’re anything like me and have a crazy dog lover in your family, this list may be helpful!
I’ve compiled a list of the best items to get the #crazydoglady in your family. (Since I am that person in my family)

1. Who doesn’t love weekends, coffee and dogs? This shirt is perfect for the person who can’t get enough of all three!
Short Sleeve Weekends Coffee & Dogs Tee • Nordstrom Rack • $29.97

2. Another shirt for the dog lover in your family. Someone who points out every time they see a dog while you’re out:
All the Dogs Tee • Treat Dreams • $30

3. These cute magnets are the perfect stocking stuffer.
Dog Butt Magnets • World Market • $12.99

4. This cute little ring dish says it all. If you are a true dog lover you’d wish the over population in shelters would end, thus wishing that every dog had a home, as well as wishing that every home had a dog. (Because us fellow dog lovers all know how great it is to have a dog in your life.)
In a Perfect World Dog Plate • Francesca’s • $8

5. This cute mini-emergency kit is an essential that every dog owner needs to throw in their bag. It has items such as ear and eye wipes, waste bags, dental wipes, cleaning towelettes and a collapsible water bowl. Not to mention it comes in a cute spotted bag. I love this!
Mini-Emergency Kit For Dogs • Francesca’s • $16

6. No matter who you voted for this election, everyone could agree that if their dog was on the ballot, they would have voted for him/her. With no hesitation.
My Dog For President Box Sign • Francesca’s • $12

7. Does your recipient love to draw and doodle? This coloring book features a ton of different dogs that they can color in while they plot their next effort to #saveallthedogs.
A Million Dogs Coloring Book • Urban Outfitters • $9.95

8. Pins and patches are a trending item, so what type of pin do you buy for your family/friend? A pin that screams what they really are…”A Dog Petter”. They can wear pins proudly on their jacket or attach it to a makeup bag or their canvas/fabric purse.
Dog Petter Pin • Urban Outfitters • $10

9. As you all may know I love the store Basin. I recently discovered it this past summer in Orlando and have been hooked ever since. (You can read more about them here) One of my favorite things about Basin is that they are cruelty-free. This paw prints soap is such a cute gift idea! You can purchase it alone or put it in a gift set as well. I have purchased their soaps before, and I love them!
Paw Prints Soap • Basin • $5.99

10. All of us girls have given or received a best friends heart in elementary school and your best friend then wore the other half. Who says you can’t be BFFs with your dog? This set is a charm necklace you get to wear and your dog gets to wear his little charm on his collar! Instead of a heart, it’s a bone broken in half. You’re welcome.
Dog Bone “Best Friends” Charm Necklace and Collar • Local Fixture • $30


That about wraps up my list! I could continue, but these were my favorites across all different types of items. Let me know your favorites in the comment section below! 🙂


Fall Do’s & Dont’s for Your Dog

Since Halloween is in a couple of weeks, I thought I would write about some precautions you can take when it comes to your pooch. If you’re anything like me, often times I am too wrapped up in costume ideas, making sure I have enough candy for trick-or-treaters, and other fall festivity preparation that I rarely think of how I can I be proactive to protect my dog.

1. Don’t leave Halloween candy or wrappers lying around. This goes for sitting your candy bowl down for a second while you’re waiting for the next round of trick-or-treaters to come as well as leaving a few candy wrappers or a couple of treats on the end table at home. A good portion of candy has chocolate in it, and as most of you know, chocolate is poisonous to dogs. The darker the chocolate, the more poisonous. Even if it isn’t chocolate, the sugar content in candy isn’t good and it could even become a choking hazard depending on the size of your dog. As far as wrappers go, any type of plastic or tinfoil is bad for your dog’s stomach because it can block the intestines and could also pose as a choking hazard.

2. Do consider leaving your dog inside. If your dog is like mine, he likes to greet whoever comes to the door immediately by going out to the front step to greet them. He is friendly but a dog shouldn’t be entering and exiting the house when people you do not know are coming to your door. Also if your dog likes to bark, consider putting him in a room for a couple of hours so your guests can have a non-threatening (or annoying) trick-or-treat experience. Try taking your pup for a walk long before trick or treaters come so that way they won’t be completely restless. Last year we opened up our garage and set up a table and sat our candy bowls on top of that. Max was outside with us on a leash wearing his Ninja Turtles costume. He is not a threat and was right by our feet the entire time.

3. Don’t put a carved pumpkin with candles inside within reach of animals. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Your dog can eat pumpkin, but the flame inside of the pumpkin is hazardous for your pets.

4. Do continue your flea prevention medication. Just because there have been some chilly nights does not mean that fleas aren’t still out there. The fall is prime time for little pests to show up.

5. Do involve your dog in some safe fall festivities. I have seen plenty of costume contests for dogs at local pet bakeries and pumpkin patches. However, make sure that your dog’s costume does not impair their vision or their ability to breathe. Also, make sure that there are no small pieces that they could bite off and choke on. Another perk of fall is that dogs love pumpkin treats, so you can bake them up something yummy. Just try and make sure that if you buy any canned pumpkin it has a low or no amount of sugar. There is a big difference between pumpkin pie mix/spice mix and regular pumpkin. Look for pureed pumpkin or basic canned pumpkin.

6. Do keep an eye out for environmental allergens or poisons. Fall is a popular time for your dog to experience some allergies. Keep an eye out for their symptoms and be sure to talk to your vet if you think your pet is allergic to something. Also be sure to keep an eye out for mushrooms as these can be very poisonous to animals as well. When you are cleaning up the yard for the year, be sure to properly dispose of any bulbs as those can be poisonous to pets as well. Acorns and certain types of leaves are also hazardous, so if you know that you have acorns in your front yard, then keep a special eye out while your pet is outside.

To be sure that what your pet is coming into contact with is safe, check out the ASPCA here.