Seattle Pup Celebrates Valentine's Day



Walk into your local store, almost any store, and does the sight of all the red roses vased with baby’s breath and tidy ribbons, shiny Mylar balloons full with platitudes of love, and boxes upon boxes of chocolates filling a whole aisle make you want to fast forward to tomorrow when it is not Valentine’s Day? If abundant commercial displays make you grimace, fret not! You are in good company. For many, this iconic holiday is the least popular. And it is no wonder considering more than half of us are going solo.

According to Sperling’s Best Places, a 2016 study discovered that about 60% of Seattleites are single. More of our population has dogs than children. This means for many of us, while our four-legged friends can’t take us to dinner or bring home our favorite salted caramels, they do provide unconditional love and companionship. Not just on one day, but all year long.

You don’t have to forgo this season of affection and caring, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day in Seattle Pup style?

Our canine companions provide unconditional love and companionship.

Not just on one day, but all year long.

We have a few ideas so you and your F.S.O (Furry Significant Other) can enjoy the day! Plus, unlike an extra empty vase or a deflated balloon, these experiences stay fresh and leave you nothing to handle but happy memories.

Beach, please! Take your pup to Whidbey Island! Located about thirty miles north of Seattle, it is an easy day trip. There are three off-leash dog parks; choose one or visit them all. The Double Bluff dog park is on the beach, conveniently located at the south end of the island and offers a web cam for previewing weather conditions. Check out Fetch! Off-Leash Parks on Whidbey Island for more information.


Dog Spa Day Just sixteen miles east of Seattle, Marymoor Dog Park boasts over 40 acres of fun for all! Give your pup a hot bath at the self-service doggie wash, WASH SPOT, and then refuel with hot coffee and donuts served by the Bear Creek Coffee truck located at the park entrance. Serve Our Dog Areas (SODA is a steward of the park and offers more details and directions.

Trivia Night Most of us know how our dogs are smarter than we are, why not put it to the test? Norm’s Eatery and Ale House in Seattle serves American Style Pub Food and welcomes furry friends. One patron said “it’s a “great place to bring your dog and hang out with other dog lovers.” You can find more pup-friendly restaurants (there are more than you think). Check out Bring Fido for ideas.

Dog Night In* It’s been a long day; why not hunker down at home with your favorite pup? Put on your jammies, light a candle, make a simple dinner, and binge a little Netflix... curl up and watch Must Love Dogs.

If you want to share a meal with your pooch, try dog friendly ingredients like cooked salmon (raw can be toxic), cooked chicken (no bones), rice, sweet potato, broccoli, or peas. It’s healthy for you both! For more human and dog friendly recipes check out Entirely Pets.

*Please remember certain foods, especially chocolate, are highly toxic to dogs! Keep out of reach, even the smallest pups can get creative about getting up on counters, chairs, tables etc.

From all of us at Seattle Pup Magazine, we wish you and your four-legged friends lots of love on Valentine’s Day, and the whole year though!

Cheers!


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