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  • Cheryl Cole

6 of the best local Valentine's Day gifts for dogs and dog lovers

These gifts from local businesses are guaranteed to please your two - or four - legged date this Valentine's Day.

As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, if you're thinking about grabbing a last minute gift for the dog, or dog lover, in your life then this gift guide is for you. Not only will these gifts impress their recipient, they are are also all from local B.C. companies, meaning you can support local while treating your two - or four - legged Valentine, So whether your date this year is your pup, or a dog lover, check out these 6 local Valentine's gifts from local companies that will make your sweetheart feel loved.

For the dog in your life...

1. Personalized Valentine's Dog Cookies Started by Vancouver couple Samuel and Mandy, and inspired by their pup Malti, Dogkie makes beautifully designed 100% homemade dog cookies, and they are offering personalized versions of your pup's favourite cookies for Valentine's Day.

You can customize messages to your furry bff with a maximum of 7 letters on each cookie, and this option applies to all flavours available. Check them out here.


All Valentine’s Day orders will be delivered on Saturday February 13, so a perfect last minute gift!

For the dog lover in your life...

2. Apparel that helps dogs in need Local company Big Wild Project has collaborated with Vancouver not-for-profit organization The Rescue Chain to launch the 'Lover' collection with each product sold raising money for the rescue - and you can pre-order today. The Lover x The Rescue Chain Foundation Collection includes adorable apparel, as well as accessories for both humans and their pups, with 70% of the proceeds from each item sold going directly to helping rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs rescued by The Rescue Chain.

For any dog lovers who want to gets their hands on any of these items for a Valentine's treat for themselves, or a special gift for a dog lover in their life, The Lover Collection is available by pre-sale only until February 11, 2020. To shop the 'Lover' collection, visit the Big Wild Project website here.

3. Valentine's candle giftset Drinking Dog & Co brings you hand-crafted soy wax candles, poured in Gastown, with each candle created in honour of the special dogs in their lives. Proceeds from every sale goes to a different charity each month, with February's proceeds going towards Small Dog Rescue BC. This Vancouver company has teamed up with two other small local businesses to create a special Valentine's giftset, which includes a Drinking Dog & Co candle, matches, chocolates from Charlie's Chocolate Factory, and a bouquet of dried flowers from Karen Wazny Designs. ⁠ To ensure your loved one receives their giftbox on time, Lower Mainland orders should be completed by February 11, for February 13, delivery. Shop the giftset here.


4. Dog Mother Sweater


Soft, cozy and perfect for complete WFH comfort, if your Valentine is a dog mom, they will absolutely love this fleece crewneck sweater from Abbotsford company Daisy + Crew.


Where: Available online

Price: $36


For both...

5. Dog-inclusive Valentine's date night package

PawSwap app has teamed up with local winery La Fabrique St George to launch Dating with Dogs - the ultimate dog-inclusive Valentine’s Date Night package, with delicious food and wine for couples and a free bundle of goodies for their pup available from February 1 - February 14.

The La Fabrique St George 'Valentine's Date Night Package' includes wine and a delicious charcuterie-style meal made with local products that is perfect for a romantic night in, and the winery is offering special pricing exclusively for PawSwap members. To make their date night dog-inclusive, PawSwap members can also select a dog-friendly add-on at check-out, which includes local treats that will make any pup feel loved.

The free dog-friendly add-on package by PawSwap is filled with goodies from Vancouver companies, including a Valentine's-edition bow tie from Benji’s Bandanas, Buffalo Love Bites from Amoré Pet Foods, a mini-bag of Yes! Dog Treats and a heart-shaped cookie from Cookies & Company.


Available: Pre-order from February 1 - February 14, or until quantities last.

Pick up at La Fabrique St George from February 9th - 14th


Where: Redeem the Reward in the PawSwap App to unlock the dog-friendly package. Click here to order the Valentine’s Date Night Package + PawSwap add-on.


Find more information about redeeming your Reward HERE. 6. Valentine's deals from Discover Dogs Vancouver store Discover Dogs is offering 20% off on select items until February 14. So you can treat a dog lover in your life to a Drinking Dog & Co candle, or treat your pup to The Odin treat-dispensing dog toy, both with 20% off by using code VALENTINE20 at check out.