Valentine’s Day is Also for Pet Lovers

dog on the lawnWhy should our pets miss out on all the Valentine’s Day fun? Even though they can’t have any chocolate hearts, there are still some fun Valentine’s Day events for pet lovers.

My Furry Valentine

Find your own “furry valentine” at this pet adoptions event in Uptown Dallas. Presented by Downtown Dallas Inc., The Petropolitan, and DogFit Dallas, My Furry Valentine will feature dog adoptions from Duck Team 6, Dallas Pets Alive, DFW Pug Rescue Club Inc., and Chihuahua Rescue & Transport.

There will also be a pet costume contest with prizes and pet photos by Longhorn Photo Booth.

Be sure to stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all the fun!

My Furry Valentine
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Street Garden
1902 Main St., Dallas, TX

For more info, email

Who Do You Love? 2014
Valentine Pet Food Drive

Host a pet food drive for this annual event on Friday, Feb. 21, or drop off donations at one of 50-plus sites. For a list, visit

Oscar’s Pub (6323 Camp Bowie Blvd., #125 – Fort Worth, 817-732-3833) is offering one free beer for every bag of pet food donated.

Upcoming Pet Events

Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade and Festival

Dress your dog as your favorite animated character and head to historic downtown McKinney on March 2 (from 12:30-4 p.m.) at Mitchell Park (111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX).


Enjoy Romance at the Dallas Arboretum on Valentine’s Day

romance at the arboretum

One of the most romantic places in Dallas now offers a delectable dining experience on the most loved holidays of the year. The Dallas Arboretum announces “Romance at the Arboretum,” an elegant candlelight dinner, on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the historic DeGolyer Estate Mansion at the garden.

The evening begins with champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by a music performance from the Southern Methodist University’s woodwind quintet in the DeGolyer Library. At 8:00 p.m., guests can enjoy a candlelight dinner that includes roasted pheasant with Madeira sauce finished off with bittersweet chocolate torte. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden programs.

Romance at the Arboretum Dinner

Space for this intimate and elegant music and dining experience is limited. Valet parking is included, and cocktail attire is requested. For those interested in attending, tickets for this cocktail attire event are $250 per person for Participant seating, and $350 for Patron level seating.

A Valentine Angel Table is available for $10,000 that offers seating at the DeGolyer Dining Room Table, exquisite settings, a private musician, and exceptional service for up to 10 people. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Tiffany Geib at 214-515-6518 or

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $10.

Love is in the Air at Sundance Square

Happy Valentine's DayCome watch to Fort Worth for a romantic Valentine’s Day experience and FREE chocolate! Sundance Square is sharing love and truffles with you from Schakolad Chocolate Factory just in time for Valentine’s Day.

When you spend $25.00 or more at a participating Sundance Square retailer you’ll receive a voucher for two absolutely FREE, delicious chocolate truffles from Schakolad*. Share one with a friend, give both to your sweetie, or eat them on the spot. Either way, you’ll feel all sorts of love. *This offer is valid only while supplies last.

Participating Sundance Square Retailers:

Barse Jewelry

Coyote Urban Boutique

Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop

Earth Bones

Leddy’s Ranch


Parfumerie Marie Antoinette & Spa Milan Gallery

Retro Cowboy

Schakolad Chocolate Factory

Sid Richardson Gift Shop

Texas Rangers Team Store

Thomas Kinkade

The Skin Clinic Inc.

 Learn More About Valentine’s Day Deals at Sundance Square

Other Sundance Square Events


  • Black Pearl Sings at Jubilee Theatre
  • Razzoo’s Celebrates Fat Tuesday
  •  Valentine’s Day Dining


Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chef Pyles

Enjoy the romance inspired menus specially created by Chef Stephan Pyles. Both Dallas restaurants will feature special Valentine’s Day menus.

 Love at First Bite at Samar

4-course special set menu with multiple shared plates per course–$50 per person

Samar by Stephan Pyles takes you on a culinary journey to Spain, India and the Eastern Mediterranean.  The word Samar, translates to mean late night conversation, often-implying softly spoken words between two lovers. The perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Romantic Splendor at Stephan Pyles

Stephen Pyles restaurant will serve a  4-course menu with a variety of choices-$75 per person ($125 with wine pairings)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
5:00 to 11:00 PM
Reservations are required.
Call 214-922-9922 or by