5 Adorable Ways to Celebrate Love Your Pet Day

If Valentine’s Day is the day people profess their love for one another, Love Your Pet Day is definitely a formal fete for all things furry.

Besides the obligatory Instagram shout out on Feb. 20, you’re gonna want to treat your pal to something totally cute — and if that certain something is also a treat for you, that’s an added bonus.

We found five insanely adorable ways to celebrate the big day, because while significant others may come and go — vacating that cozy spot on the couch — your canine or feline constant will always be there, and will never say no to another episode of The Bachelor. That’s love.


Buy nuclear catnip for that special someone. 

You should reward a cat who always lets you man the remote — and nothing says ‘thank you’ more than premium, organically grown catnip stuffed inside a whimsical toy. Bruce and Fox Designs says their catnip is  “so potent, it even smells strong to humans. If you open your package and notice a strange smell, and your cat comes running, do not be alarmed.”  Don’t say they didn’t warn you!


Speak the truth without saying a word. 

You and your pet have never bothered much with conversation, so skip the small talk and just speak the #truth on a pet-themed mug that comes courtesy of About Face Designs. Cheers!


Bow-WOW! Your dog needs a bowtie for every occasion.

For the pup that exudes pomp (there’s quite a few of them out there), order up an adorable tweed bowtie, handmade in Scotland by RND Paws, that comes in practically any pattern you can imagine.


Squads as cute as yours need to be framed.

The love of your life deserves to be immortalized in a colorful, quirky graphic illustration by My Pawtraits, the gift that makes the perfect personalized addition to your home. Join in the fun and get a digital avatar illustration of the entire family — humans too!— with a squad portrait that includes three or more faces (frames sold separately).


Everyone looks better in a bandana, even cats.

Who says that dogs and Justin Timberlake should be the only ones to rock bandanas? Indoor cats can own the woodsy look too, thanks to the Crazy Cool Cat Shop, which sells neckwear in tons of fun patterns for about $10 a piece.

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Amy Jamieson

A former senior editor for People.com, Amy launched People Pets for People magazine in 2008. Now she writes about pets, lifestyle and more from her bucolic saltbox in Collinsville, Connecticut, usually with a cat in her lap and a dog at her feet.

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