Show your dog some love this Valentine’s Weekend: 10 pet-friendly events in DFW

Show your dog some love this Valentine’s Weekend: 10 pet-friendly events in DFW

iStock_valdayThere’s no doubt that we humans love our dogs. And for most of the year, dog enthusiasts like us sometimes have to defend our somewhat eccentric behavior. Sure, we dress our dogs in fashion-forward sweaters. So what if we pamper our pooches with memory foam dog beds? And what’s the big deal about only feeding our dogs organic treats? Some may find our behavior to be over-the-top, but on Valentine’s Day we all go the extra mile to show our loved ones how much we care. What better time to let Fido or Fifi know how much we appreciate their unconditional love? And for the single dog-owner, there’s no better wingman (or wingstress) than your four-legged friends.

Here are a few fun Valentine’s Day Weekend events in the DFW area:

Duck Team 6 Fundraising Event at The Wine Therapist
Friday, February 12 from 4 – 10pm

Looking for a lovely way to kick off your Valentine’s Weekend? Stop by The Wine Therapist for a glass of vino, or purchase a few bottles for you and your honey to enjoy later. After your purchase, drop your receipt into their collection box and 20% of your tab will go to Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue. Sorry, this event is for humans only.

Martinis for Mutts
Friday, February 12 from 7 – 11pm

Kick off your Valentine’s weekend enjoying delightful cocktails, complimentary hor d’oeuvres, speciality wag bags, plenty of dancing and amazing raffle items all benefitting Paws in the City. This swanky event takes place at Candleroom and is $30 per person, which includes a drink ticket and one raffle ticket. Again, humans only.

Funny Valentine’s Photos
Saturday, February 13 from 8am – 12pm

Want to capture the love between you and your pet? Bring your pets to the Coppell Farmers Market and let the Coppell Humane Society take some candid photos that you can cherish forever. Donations accepted for the photos.

Be My Bulletine
Saturday, February 13 from 11am – 2pm

Join Bulldog Rescue Squad on the dog-friendly patio at Katy Trail Outpost in Plano for Valentine’s treats, puppy smooches in their kissing booth, and lots of mingling with fellow dog lovers. Come out to meet the volunteers and adoptable pups, and who knows – you might meet someone (two-legged or four-legged) that you want to get to know better!

Dallas Pets Alive! ‘Find THE One’ Adoption Event & Beer Release
Saturday, February 13 from 2 – 6pm

Join Dallas Pets Alive! at Grapevine Craft Brewery on February 13 from 2-6 p.m. Grapevine will have a special beer release and food from Holy Frijole Food Truck. Enjoy live music, kiss puppies and win some great raffle prizes. Their pups are single and ready to mingle! You may just find THE ONE this Valentines Day Weekend.

Smooch a Pooch at Klyde Warren Park
Saturday, February 13 from 3 – 9pm

Come out and enjoy a day of festivities at Klyde Warren Park for their annual “Hearts in the Park” Valentine’s Day celebration. There will be give-aways, a photo booth, caricature drawings, crafts, dance lessons, a puppy kissing booth, and adoptable dogs!

Artists for Animals Concert
Saturday, February 13 from 7 – 10pm

The annual Valentine’s Day classical music concert with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra that combines art, photography, and music to celebrate our furry friends! The event takes place at LEVEL TWO in the Design District, and includes a silence auction, dog- and cat-themed cocktails, art from the talented students at Booker T. Washington High School, and music by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Southern Methodist University. Tickets are $50 per person and 100% of the proceeds benefit Operation Kindness. Sorry, humans only.

Valentine’s Day Party with Lone Star Bulldog Club
Sunday, February 14 from 12 – 3pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love – Bulldogs! Join the Lone Star Bulldog Club at Cold Beer Company in Deep Ellum. All breeds welcome; please be sure your dog is on-leash and well-mannered.

Luv Your Pet Day
Sunday, February 14 from 1 – 3pm

Take a chance that you might meet your soulmate (or soul-mutt) at the Richardson Animal Shelter this Valentine’s Day! Adult pet adoptions are only $14. Or, bring your own pet to be microchipped ($15) or get their nails trimmed ($5).

Valentine’s Day Pictures with LAP Rescue
Sunday, February 14 from 2 – 6pm

Join League of Animal Protectors (LAP) Rescue on Valentine’s Day at Lee Harvey’s with your Valentine and your pooch for a lovely themed photo! A $10 donation to LAP gets you a framed photo on the spot. Another $10 donation gets you happy hour drink prices during the event.

Looking for even more fun events this weekend? Check out a complete list on the Events Calendar.

Happy Valentine’s Day!