My Furry Valentine

Being single this year, I cannot help but be a little bitter about Valentine’s Day. And, it doesn’t help when inundated with cheesy commercials for jewelry, flowers and “pajama-grams” (really?). And, the “seasonal” aisle at the grocery store…don’t get me started. It looks like Saint Valentine himself threw up all over it.

But, not to worry…I do have a valentine. TWO, in fact. They just happen to be of the four-legged kind. And, this year I am looking forward to spending the day with the true loves of my life, Scout and Ziggy. To sweeten the day, I found some awesome presents for the pooches. Check ‘em out…I’m sure your furry valentine will like them too!

Heart Shaped Dog ToyWags and Wiggles offers adorable, handmade dog toys in a variety of whimsical shapes and sizes including “hearts and bones,” perfect for Valentine’s Day. Made of high-quality home decorator fabric, they are durable too. $5 to $14 at

DS Barkery’s all-natural, organic treats are made with peanut butter, whole wheat flour, sunflower oil and oatmeal. Each box contains about 50 small hearts. $10 at

Dogville Farms uses all natural free range chicken broth and eggs, whole wheat flour and frosts their treats with a healthy sugar-fee yogurt icing. $2.50 for two three-inch bone shaped biscuits, perfect for small to medium sized dogs.

Tell the world you love your dog with a hand stamped, sterling silver bracelet from Lissa Harlin Designs, customized with your favorite breed and choice of charm and precious stones. $62 at

We love these Fugly Friends chew toys. Meet sweet heart Lovie, who enjoys running through fields of sunflowers. She measures in at 8″ tall and 7.5″ wide and is handcrafted (no two are identical) from tightly woven Polartec®fleece with a triple stitched seam. $16.50 at Hearts Diesel designed this beautiful 100% cotton cowl, woven in the lost art of Tunisian Crochet. Thick, sturdy, and incredibly well insulated, this cowl will keep your furry Valentine cozy. And, 20% of the sale price of this item will be donated to the homeless and abandoned pets of the Riverside City Animal Shelter. $18 at We also feature Charlie Hearts Diesel in the upcoming Winter issue of CityDog Magazine, with more styles!

Biscuit & Gravy’s grosgrain ribbon, heart print collars are an expression of dogged love. $20 with free shipping at



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