Valentine Dog Treats
(or Gifts for Other Special Occasions)
Valentine's Day is a celebration of love... so
why not make it extra special for the canine love
of your life? Valentine dog treats are sure to be
welcome, and tasty homemade goodies are both easy
to make and dogs love them. You can even give them
away as gifts to your dog-crazy friends! Here are
a few ideas for packaging up some Valentine dog treats:
First, of course, you'll need your treats (use dog-themed
to cut biscuits into dog shapes, or fire hydrants, or bones...). Try
dog treat recipes:
Homemade Doggie-licious Carob Treats
Cornbread Mix and Liver Recipe
*** These treats are very perishable, so only use them in gift packages if
the dog is going to consume them right away (or else let the recipient
know that the treats have to be refrigerated).
Homemade, Gourmet Dog Treats and Cookies
Peanut Butter Doggie Biscuits
Homemade Potato Balls for Dogs
Veggie Dog Biscuits
Once you have the goodies ready, try using one
of these gift ideas:
- Package the treats in a pretty bag, jar or bottle.
Customize it by printing out a photo of the dog and placing it
on the package, or decorating the package with a "doggy" theme,
ie. bones, little dogs, etc.
- Package the goodies in a dog dish. There
are many great dishes available that are relatively
inexpensive (check flea markets too). Pile the treats
into the bowl, and wrap.
Purchase a specially made dog cookie jar.
These come in many different sizes and shapes. Our dogs
have their fire hydrant cookie jar, and they know that
when we open it up, a treat is on the way.
- Stuff a kong.
A kong is a multi-tiered rubber toy with a hole in the middle. Stuff
the homemade goodies in the middle to provide your dog with hours of fun
Valentine's Day is just one occasion to package up a
pretty bowl of dog treats ... use them for any special
occasion! Be sure to supervise pets appropriately to ensure
they do not consume the decorative items in addition to