Happy Love Your Pet Day!

To celebrate our love of furry family members on National Love Your Pet Day, we’ve got some recipes and activities to help us revel in our unconditional love of pets.

Time Together

Whether your dog loves cuddling on the couch, or fetching a tennis ball for hours, the common thread is you. Spend some extra time together, brushing out their coat or playing fetch—we encourage lots of petting and belly rubs as well. And mark your calendar for an extra long walk on the next beautiful day!

Kitty deserves attention today, too! A few minutes with the cat dancer, playing with an empty box, or sitting on your lap while you work will warm both your hearts.


Research suggests that dogs enjoy watching television, especially with canines. Not all dogs are crazy for the boob tube, mine, for instance, only cares about doorbells and phone ringers from the box. Put on some Animal Planet and see how it goes. Just be aware of the volume.

If you want an alternative to Netflix, pull out a durable chew toy, or puzzle game. With a challenging game, your dog can have fun and get smarter at the same time.

Cats can’t get enough of scratching posts, sunbeams, and hiding places. Maybe today’s the day to break out the heated blanket or open the shades in kitty’s favorite room. Oh, and the yarn from last winter—when you planned to learn to crochet—will be the BEST hand-me-down ever.

Man in white shirt with small brown and white dog on lapFood

What’s a celebration without treats? If you give a dog a donut, he’ll love you more. Below are two recipes from the Sunny Day Family blog and Wellness Mama.

Your pet knows you love them and you never need a special day to show that. However, we’re pretty sure they won’t say “no” to a homemade snack or more time with you!

Every day is “Love Your Pet Day” at Saving Grace! And we love you too! To show it, make your reservations for spring break pet sitting or boarding by March 30 and you’ll get our non-holiday rates.

Homemade Dog Donuts


1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup peanut butter (xylitol free)
2 eggs

For the topping
Greek yogurt
Bacon bits


Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine all donut ingredients. Mix until dough forms, and then press into greased donut pan. Pack tightly, as the dough will not rise.

Bake at 375° for 14 minutes.

Allow to cool. Remove from pan, and decorate with Greek yogurt frosting and top with bacon bit sprinkles. Place finished donuts in the freezer for a few moments to harden the yogurt. Serve frozen, or store in fridge.
Homemade Cat Cookies


½ cup coconut oil
½ cup coconut flour
2 medium cooked sweet potatoes (mashed)
¼ cup gelatin powder
1 can tuna (or other canned fish)
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350°. Mash ingredients together in a bowl. Mix until doughy and roll into 1 inch balls. Place dough balls on greased baking sheet and mash down with fork.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Cool and serve or store in fridge (good few weeks) or freezer (preserved for months).

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