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Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Hearts at Home Pet Sitting, Yorktown, Virginia

Origins of Valentine’s Day

According to Wikipedia, “Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.”

The Most Hallmark of Holidays

Today, when we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of date nights, red roses, and candle-lit dinners. Celebrating romance and relationships on this most Hallmark of holidays usually involves exchanging gifts, chocolates, and candy that asks another, “will you be mine?” For those without a significant other, of course, Hollywood wants us to believe that Valentine's Day involves sitting at home, lamenting our relationship status, and crying into our Cherry Garcia.

A New Kind of Companionship

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Lucky for most Americans, 90.5 million families to be exact, opting out of a cliché Valentine’s Day celebration no longer means lonely evenings of cheap wine and silly rom-comes. Instead, seventy percent of American households can share their Valentine's Day with a beloved pet by their side instead of venturing out for a love-themed, high-pressure night.

A Furever Friend

Pets give us unconditional love, acceptance, companionship, and warm snuggles that comfort us to the core. Being called a crazy dog or cat lady, man, or person is no longer an insult in 2022, rather it’s a testament to the profound and fulfilling relationships we gain when we share our homes and hearts with a companion animal.

A New Valentine’s Day Celebration

This year, the team at Hearts at Home Pet Sitting encourages you to live by our name and celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with your heart dogs, cats, rodents, small mammals, and even your special reptile companions. We can’t think of a better way to warm a heart than to cuddle on the couch with your four legged best friend and relish in the kind of love that needs no silk, no satin, and, certainly, no lace, yet is one of the most pure and sincere relationships we will ever share.

A Valentine’s Treat

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If you can pry yourself (and your pet) off the couch, celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by checking out AllRecipes’ many dog-friendly culinary delights, stock up on catnip for the kitties, and pick out fresh herbs for your bunnies and piggies. From Good Dog Cookies to something creepy crawly for your aquarium-bound mates, clear your schedule and reward your pet for all the love, companionship, and care they share with you every day of the year.

Hearts at Home

Don’t fret if Valentine’s Day takes you far from home this year. Instead, count on Hearts at Home’s highly qualified team of pet care specialists to care for your beloved pets. While in our care, your pet will feel loved, happy, comfortable and safe. We have a heart for animals and, we assure you, yours will fit right in.

Learn more about our pet care services on our website and email us at or call 757-745-9868 with questions.

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