Valentine’s Day gifts for the pet lover: These great gifts also give back!

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For Valentine’s Day, we compiled a list of gifts for the pet lover (and also some for pets) that not only give to the recipient but to some very worthy causes.

We think a lot of pet lovers will enjoy this insulted travel cup for $18.95 from The Animal Rescue Site, especially since the purchase of one helps feed 35 shelter animals.

Love paw insulated travel cupLove paw insulated travel cup

The Animal Rescue Site is a powerhouse in the come and go world of animal sites. It has been around since 2000. It has a button you can click daily that helps feed animals in need and boasts over 600,000,000 bowls of food donated at this point.

Besides being a great place to pick up a gift with a pet-related theme in a variety of areas, your purchase also goes towards feeding shelter animals (each product will give you an estimate of how many animals will be fed by your purchase).

In addition to travel cups, there are calendars, socks, shoes, shorts, bags and blankets. There’s also home decor, jewelry, kitchenware, and stuff for yard and garden. Prices are very reasonable and discounts are often offered as well.

UNICEF’s online market has a beautiful collection of animal themed gifts. Some of our picks include:

cat carving wine holdercat carving wine holder
Hand Carved Wooden Cat Wine Bottle Holder, ‘Wine-Loving Cat’, at $67.99 this gift purchase can provide 37 doses of measles vaccine to protect children.

Blessing Cat Original Wood Sculpture from Indonesia

Blessing Cat
Original Wood Sculpture from Indonesia

Blessing Cat
Original Wood Sculpture from Indonesia. $43.99.

Pegasus statue
Pegasus, Handcrafted Celadon Winged Horse from Thailand, $42.99

Pegasus, Handcrafted Celadon Winged Horse from Thailand, $42.99

Cards, Jewelry, home decor, accessories and more can be browsed for a memorable gift for anyone who loves animals.

As stated on the Unicef Market site: “In addition to UNICEF Market customers getting great handcrafted products, part of the proceeds goes to both the talented artisans and to help UNICEF save and protect children.”

This forum for digital artists of all levels to display their work contains a myriad of animal artwork that can be purchased as prints of various sizes. Not only do you benefit your “giftee,” but you help support budding digital artists (who receive a portion of the purchase of their artwork). Here is one of the many examples of the beautiful and unique works available:

Love vs. Pets digital artwork
Love vs Pets 1by Zoratrix

We love the stuff at so much that we had trouble narrowing it down, but we thought dogs lovers would adore the Sterling Silver Happy Dog Necklace, which is $29.99.
Sterling Silver Happy Dog Necklace

Sterling Silver Happy Dog Necklace

For cat lovers, there is a Sterling Silver Happy Cat Necklace, also for $29.99.

Sterling Silver Happy Cat Necklace


And for your pup this Valentine’s Day, you can show your love with this cute Valentine’s Day Dog Bandana for $7.99.Valentine's Day Dog bandana

With every purchase on, you help sponsor a shelter pet. All jewelry comes boxed and ready for giving as a gift, complete with a card featuring the photo of a PawZaar-sponsored shelter pet.

ArcBarks Dog Biscuits.

Two packages of Peanut Butter Barkers

A great small gift for the dog lover and you can give directly as a gift to your dog. A two-pack of Peanut Butter Barkers is just $10.

ArcBarks was conceived and developed by The Arc of Greensboro, Inc., an organization of and for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


ArcBarks provides vocational training and post-high school options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

When chefs at arcBarks get confidence and skills, they learn receive counseling about possibilities for employment in the community, which means more new chefs can be trained!

Unlike some packaged store treats that make you wonder what exactly your pet is eating, these treats are preservative-free. In fact, the ingredients are listed as: “oatmeal and flour, freshly ground peanut butter, vegetable oil, fresh water and love!”

For more about arcBarks, check out

Cat lovers will likely love these cat earrings, which are available in nine different colors from Paws 4 A Cure.
cat earrings
Each pair is only $5.42, which means you might want to get your Valentine more than one pair.

And the money goes to Paws 4 A Cure, a non-profit that provides assistance with veterinary care, thus providing hope to pet owners experiencing financial difficulty whose pets have been injured or become ill.

As they note on their site:

The majority of our applicants are hardworking people that came upon hard times financially when their pet had an illness or injury that treatment is outside of what they could afford, a senior citizen or U.S. veteran that is on a fixed income, a disabled adult or child’s service dog, or a person that has high medical bills due of their own when their dog or cat became injured or sick. Often, a person might have acquired a dog or cat prior to his or her becoming disabled. Until you are in their position you cannot understand how hard it was for these people to apply for assistance.

Know someone with a sweet tooth? Surprise and delight them with I Love Moo Truffles from Farm Sanctuary Shop for $26.00.

box of Vegan Valentine's truffles

These vegan truffles make a delicious treat for your loved one and they also honor cows like Travolta and Lilli, who survived the dairy industry and found love at the Farm Sanctuary.

Other gift-able “treats from the Sweet Shoppe at the Farm Sanctuary website include: “Be Mine” Strawberry Mini Bundt Cake, and Vegan Chocolate Hearts of Cherry (Organic and Gluten Free).

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