Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and we know many of you are scrambling for a last-minute pet Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones, or worse… completely forgot that your dogs and cats love getting gifts, too! No worry- we have five wonderful, LOCAL gift options for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for the furry kids and humans in your life. We love all of these local, small businesses dearly and regularly refer our beloved clients to them for professional pet services, fine food, and pet gifts (and, shameless self-promotion since we’re including ourselves- we think we’re quality, as well!). We think your pets will be very pleased with these, so without further ado, your five local go-to’s for a great Miami Valentine’s Day!
1. A Day at the Spa with My Dog
Is your sweetheart wild about her dog? Give her pup a spa day with a MyDog gift certificate! MyDog is based in Pinecrest and is well-known for their wonderful staff and relaxing atmosphere. Your dog’s grooming experience begins the moment he walks in, so there is no waiting. Each dog is personally fluff dried by their groomer, and given lavish hugs, love, and treats (with parent approval). Our favorite parts? The delicious blueberry facial, which leaves your dog smelling divine, and the beautiful staff. They make pups and parents feel welcome with their hospitality and attention to service! Finally, they offer a pick-up service within a certain area free of charge. Call today: 305.298.5538
2. Cao Chocolates-this one’s for the pet parents!
We cannot recommend Cao Chocolates enough. It is our family’s favorite place for chocolate in Miami- heck, the whole of the United States! This place is a wonderland for humans. Owners Cao and Anelith craft their artisanal chocolate with love daily, creating new combinations to please all palates. Their cacao confections (fair trade, from Venezuela) are made in small batches to order and can be hand-delivered to your beloved. Our favorite are the passion fruit chocolate bonbon and the spiced, salted caramel bonbon. Call today:305.603.9747
3. Training with Applause Your Paws!
A fun Valentine’s Day gift to show your pups some love, buy them fun classes at Applause Your Paws! We are thrilled with Applause Your Paws’ service. Owner Dee recently opened her indoor dog training facility after years of success with positive dog training, and it’s a great place for a pup to be! The center is ann 8,000 square foot dog-training facility right by Tropical Park, perfect for agility training, obedience classes (private or group), play dates, board and train, and more! They always have something new and interesting happening on the weekend, from dog play dates to specialized classes for specific breeds, all with positive reinforcement techniques. We highly recommend them! Call: (786) 529-7833
4. Natural K9’s Delicious Offerings
Located Delicious baked treats are the quickest way to your pet’s heart, especially from Natural K9 Supplies. They are dedicated to high quality, natural ingredients in their dog, cat, and bird food, and sell everything from food, to toys, treats, supplements and biking accessories. We think the DoggyRide Original Dog Bike Trailer is a great gift for active pet parents who want to take their pups along for their bike rides. Best of all, well-behaved dogs are allowed in the store, so take them along to choose their own Valentine’s Day gift!Call toll-free: 1-877-284-0350
And as of this writing, they are offering a BOGO deal for Zuke’s Genuine Jerky Treats. Snap them up for your pups!
5. Gift Certificate from Equipaws Pet Services (a gift for pets and their parents!)
A vital member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, and writing copy. As a Pet Tech-certified CPR and First Aid Instructor, Frankie trains our employees in these life-saving techniques. Additionally, she fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix, Nutmeg the Chiweenie, and little Queen Bee Suzy, a Miniature Pinscher.