Celebrate the pup you love this Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day is designed to be shared with the one you love - and for many, that's our favourite furry friends! Whether you're planning a fun-filled weekend or a simple walk in the park, there's something special for every person and their pooch.
Here, founder of rescue charity, Pound Paws, Brittany Bloomer shares some of the best ways to spend Valentine's Day with your furry friend:
Stay and play
Luxury hotels aren't just for hoo-mans, but for your pup, too! Book an overnight stay at Ovolo Hotel, The Langham or Pier One for you and your doggo. You can enjoy everything from puppi-cinnos in bed, to doggie play dates!
Why not enjoy a spot of High Tea? The Hughenden is a boutique hotel in in Sydney that offers a very special take on cakes and biscuits for your doggo. The beautiful interior decor will have you and your dog feeling like royalty.
In Melbourne? Stay at Element Melbourne Richmond for a special Furry Valentine package. Enjoy a night of luxury in a balcony room with a dog bed, toys and free pet cleaning, plus a bottle of rose for you! You can even treat your pup to an indulgent Doggy Degustation menu featuring market fish with steamed carrot and pan fried steak with veggies.
Need to run around a bit? Hit a hole in one with your pooch at Marrickville Golf Course! On Sundays, hole 1 is reserved from 3.30pm just for doggie socialising and drinks!
Wine and dine!
Pound Paws and ramen restaurant, IIKO Mazesoba are hosting a Valentine's lunch on Sat 15th from 12-2pm at Sydney's Darling Square venue for you and your pooch. Expect everything from a Kissing Booth with rescue dogs, goodie bags, delicious noodles, plenty of music and much more!
If your dog's feeling like a cold one, pick up a Beer Dogs Bitter which is especially designed for beer-thirsty doggos. The non-alcoholic beer is even beef flavoured!
For something sweet, Hello Puppy Australia makes delicious puppy-cino's and ice creams and for your doggo - with flavours ranging from Mango, Carbo, Peanut Butter and Strawberry.
Woof Gateaux makes the perfect after-dinner dessert for your pooch, with their delicious cakes and treats for your pooch - plus, they are su-paw creative with the designs!
Show your doggo how much you love them by getting their face printed on swimwear! Petflair will print your dog's face onto a swimsuit or towel in a completely custom design - the ultimate dedication!
Flaunt your coordinating swimwear on a boat ride with Sydney Boat Hire. Book your boat and explore Sydney's shores with your pooch and picnic - you won't even need a boat license! Plus, every booking includes life jackets for your pooch, so get the cameras ready.