Dog Valentine’s Day Treats to #TreatThePups

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On Valentine’s Day, my husband is my #1 sweetheart (of course), but my dog Toby is a close second! He is such a big lovable sweetie that you just can’t help but love him. Ask the UPS or the FedEX guys and they will say that we have a ferocious beast who is ready to attack and eat them at any time, but if you come inside and meet Toby, you’ll see that he is as sweet as can be. He loves to play and cuddle and really wishes he was a lap dog! So when February 14th rolls around (and maybe for a few weeks leading up to then) he really deserves some special dog Valentine’s Day Treats.

Milkbone, Pup-Peroni and Milo's Kitchen at Walmart #TreatThePups

I headed to Walmart to pick up a few goodies for Toby. I found a few things I thought he would love including Milk-Bone MaroSnacks, Pup-Peroni Mix Stix and Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers. Even though Toby is a BIG dog, he usually prefers smaller treats. He is not one to sit and gnaw on a bone for hours. He prefers quick and tasty treats!

Big Heart Pet Treats  #TreatThePups

Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni  #TreatThePups

To make Toby’s Valentine’s Day Treats extra special, I made a cute little basket to put them in. This craft is quick and easy. Since it’s likely to be squished by big paws in a hurry, I wanted to make something that looks cute but I won’t be upset if – who am I kidding, I mean WHEN – it gets destroyed.

DIY Dog Valentine’s Day Treats Basket

Sheet of colored copy paper
Clear Tape
Markers to decorate

Dog Valentines Treats Basket Template

Cut the paper into an 8.5″x8.5″ square. Keep cut portion for handle. Fold paper in thirds and crease. Unfold. Fold paper in the other direction in thirds. Unfold. Make four cuts as shown in the diagram above. Fold edges of the paper into the center, overlapping the cut edges on each side. Affix in place with tape. Take the reserved piece of paper and fold into thirds. (If you prefer a thin handle, just cut off one third to use instead. Attach ends of handle to basket. Decorate with markers.

Since it’s easier to SHOW how to make this than WRITE how to make it, check out my video:

Once your basket is made, you can fill it with your dog’s favorite treats. You could be extra sweet and make extra baskets for your doggy’s friends or the doggies that belong to YOUR friends and family. Everyone loves treats on Valentine’s Day!

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Dog Treat Basket

For more information, follow @MilkBone and @MilosKitchen on Twitter and visit Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni and Milo’s Kitchen on Facebook.

Do you do anything special for your pets at Valentine’s Day?

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. That is such a cute idea! Talk about puppy love. I think this is great!

  2. Aww! We can’t forget the doggies! What a cute little basket idea.

  3. What an adorable idea to do little Valentine’s treats for your dog! I will have to make one of these little boxes for my inlaws to put treats in for their new puppy!

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    We get our dog Christmas and birthday gifts, but I have never gotten him anything for Valentine’s Day before. I think I will this year, though.

  5. How cute to spoil your pups too! Love the idea of a basket of goodies!

  6. Cute treat basket idea! We usually get our golden retriever some treats for Valentine’s Day.

  7. Catherine S says:

    This sounds like a great product. I need to send some of these to my sister for her dogs.

  8. What a cute idea. We always get our pets a stocking for Christmas, but we don’t do anything for Valentine’s day. I’m thinking I should change that.

  9. What a great way to show your pets some love. They’ll be very happy to receive some extra treats!

  10. I love treating the pups! They rarely get treated, at least not as much as us humans do.

  11. Aww, pets are family members too. We celebrate our doggie’s birthday and also she has her own Christmas stocking. She usually gets a big bone for Valentine’s Day!

  12. I love this idea! I think our fur babies need to be included and I love the little basket you made for the treats. so cute.

  13. This is a great idea. So cute.

  14. How adorable! I have never thought to get them Valentines treats! This is really cute and I’m sure my 3 would love it!

  15. I never thought about making my pets something for Valentine’s Day. What a fun idea.

  16. They gotta have their Valentine’s Day treats too. 🙂 I think this is a fun idea.

  17. We aren’t pet people yet but I love this box for everybody treats. 🙂 Thanks for the video too. It’s super helpful.

  18. I always give the dogs Valentine Treats. Heck they are family members too!

  19. I wish I had a dog. I need to get another but we need a bigger place to live first.

  20. My dog loves the milk bone treats, its what we used to potty train her with.

  21. Awww that is so cute. Love your furkids. I need to make a little Valentine’s basket for my girl dogs and maybe one for the boy cat. I guess he should have one too 😉

  22. Oh, I want those Valentine’s Day treats for my Rufus. he loves to be pampered

  23. I am sorry but I am cracking up! A doggy getting a V-day basket??! Wow a dog got a V-day gift and I dont even know if I am gonna get anything…if I dont I will remember this blog post and know that even a doggie got a Vday present! WOW! LOL

  24. Cute basket! We have a new puppy this year and an older dog, I am going to teach my kids how to make these baskets so they can treat our dogs, too. #client

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