Have a Heart

Gifts That Share The Love

By Melanie Carden

Love is sweetest when shared. Whether it’s through mindful “giving-back” purchases from companies such as Found My Animal (NYC) or by splurging on an extra bag of affordable treats from Bocce Bakery to gift a friend or donate to a dog shelter—let’s make this a warm-hearted holiday. If your pup is your number one Valentine, it’s time to woo-the-woof with more amour and gifties galore. We all know to skip the chocolate, but we can be generous with cozy sweaters, darling stuffies, and all the hues of pink and red… so read ahead!

MATERNAL LOVE

Floofs like to flaunt their love, and there is no love greater than that for their favorite gal—MOM! A “great get” for your dog—or a friend’s. This sweet t-shirt lets dogs of all sizes express their devotion with a dash of sugar-coated panache. Info: Chewy

SASHAY WITH OMBRÉ

It’s Valentine’s Day—now get on out there and strut with your mutt—in style. This pink ombré leash makes our hearts skip a beat. Better yet, this NYC-based business shares proceeds from their sales to support animal welfare and rescue organizations. In fact, they devote a whole section of their website dedicated to helping facilitate pet adoptions. Info: Found My Animal

NEVER TOO UNI-CORNY

The folks at Leaps & Bounds have somehow managed to combine all the sweetest joys: unicorns, llamas, and the colors of cotton-candy! This magnificent Llama-Corn is no flimsy whimsy, though. Part of their Ruffest & Tuffest line of toys, this beauty has a robust design of 2-layer ultra-strong oxford-weave fabric bound by durable, Kevlar yarn and reinforced seams. Info: Petco

CHAMPAGNE KISSES

Extravagant toys for good girls and boys. P.L.A.Y offers a line of toys 100% dedicated to love. From stuffed hearts to a bouquet of flowers, their Puppy Love Collection makes woofer-woo’ing easy. This champagne plush is a great way to include your dog in the holiday with a taste of the good life. Looking to share the love? Easy! Buy the collection as a set (3 plush toys) and gift to others. Info: P.L.A.Y.

DAPPER DATE

For the floof who’s not aloof; for the Casanova of the dog park! Bond & Co. offers this adorable hoodie that will pretty much guarantee a full calendar of puppy play dates. Choose from this cutie or the pink version that says “Too Glam to Give a Damn.” Info: Petco

SHARING IS CARING

Bocce Bakery baked up these special Valentine’s Day treats—Red Velvet (peanut butter, cream cheese, and beets) and Candy Heart (apples, blueberries, and cranberries). Does it get any cuter? These treats are perfect for sharing. Buy in bulk and pass along the extra love to friends, dog walkers, or your local shelter. We could all use a little more amour! Info: Bocce Bakery

KING OF KUDDLE-VILLE

Noble creatures naturally ascend to their birthright as the kings and queens of their kingdom (i.e. our homes). Modern Beast offers these wool felt crowns in grey, blue, green, purple, yellow, and pink. Perfect for any royal affair. And their profit—100% of it—goes to their featured animal welfare organizations. Info: Modern Beast

SWOON-WORTHY MOOSE

Marvin the Moose is his name, and just like cupid, melting hearts is his mission. This sentimental plush is the perfect way to share-the-care with your devoted pup. Marvin’s squeaker will have your dog zany with the zoomies in a display of pure Valentine’s Day bliss. Info: Chewy

TWINNING WITH YOUR BESTIE

Wild One makes twinning with your dog feel like a red carpet moment. These leopard print sweaters were literally designed for sharing the love (of fashion) with your posh pooch. Let the whole world know who your BFF (bestest fabulous floof) is. It’s time to take a walk on the wild side. Info: Sir Dogwood

THE ADVENTURE OF LOVE

Extravagant toys for good girls and boys. P.L.A.Y offers a line of toys 100% dedicated to love. From stuffed hearts to a bouquet of flowers, their Puppy Love Collection makes woofer-woo’ing easy. This champagne plush is a great way to include your dog in the holiday with a taste of the good life. Looking to share the love? Easy! Buy the collection as a set (3 plush toys) and gift to others. Info: P.L.A.Y.

HEARTS A FLUTTER

For the floof who’s not aloof; for the Casanova of the dog park! Bond & Co. offers this adorable hoodie that will pretty much guarantee a full calendar of puppy play dates. Choose from this cutie or the pink version that says “Too Glam to Give a Damn.” Info: Petco

THE GREATEST LOVE

Bocce Bakery baked up these special Valentine’s Day treats—Red Velvet (peanut butter, cream cheese, and beets) and Candy Heart (apples, blueberries, and cranberries). Does it get any cuter? These treats are perfect for sharing. Buy in bulk and pass along the extra love to friends, dog walkers, or your local shelter. We could all use a little more amour! Info: Bocce Bakery

Advertisement - Buddy Belts - http://www.buddy-belts.com
Advertisement - Pet Photography New York - http://petphotographyny.com
Advertisement - Neptune & Co. - https://neptunenco.com