Are you getting a Valentine’s Day gift for your pet? According to a worldwide poll, Reuters found that over 20% of people would prefer to spend Valentine’s Day with their pet. The National Retail Federation’s 2013 Valentine’s Day spending survey reveals that two in five Americans plan to buy gifts for their pets this year, with total spending expected to reach $815 million.
The 2nd Street Market has something for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pocket pets. For the dogs, Monco Enterprises at the east end of 2nd St Market has handmade dog cookies in chicken or cheese flavors; sales of the cookies support Monco’s programs which promote self-sufficiency in their clients.
Right next door, the Animal Snackers Bakery has gourmet valentine treats for the dogs in the shape of cupcakes with hearts on top! The bakery, operated by Friends of the Humane Society, always has a large selection of handmade gourmet treats; some look so much like fabulous hors d’ oeuvres that you may be tempted to try one…and you can if you like – all ingredients are high-quality food grade! There are plenty of toys and treats for the kitties, and even the bunnies and other herbivores will enjoy the vegetarian Rotti Biscotti. Valentine-themed bandannas are available also.
PetCare Solutions at Stroop and Marshall in Kettering has a huge selection of pet toys, from plush toys to squeaky toys, toys that roll and toys that bounce. Even the bunnies and guinea pigs can get in on the Valentine action, with toys to chew on and Oxbow’s healthy treats to snack on.
The dogs and cats have a wide variety of treats as well, including many flavors of the popular Friskies Party Mix treats, Greenies, and Zuke’s treats with glucosamine and chondroitin for joint support.
Don’t forget these upcoming Humane Society of Greater Dayton events – your best Valentine could be waiting for you at one of these locations:
Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Petco Adoptathon
Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 noon to 4 p.m. Petco Adoptathon
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