In 2015, pet-sitting service DogVacay conducted a study that revealed 75 percent of people would rather cuddle with their pets than their partners. Although it's been two years since, I can guarantee not much has changed and pet lovers still feel the same way. If you're one of the 75 percent and are looking to spoil your furry love this Valentine's Day, look no further than Ollie, a pet food service that delivers fresh, custom meals made with human-grade ingredients for your pooch. You know your dog deserves this, especially on Valentine's Day.
Here's how it works, pet parents: Once you log onto Ollie's website, you'll be presented with some questions about your pet — its weight, its breed, its activity level, its age, etc. A special algorithm will then create a customized feeding plan tailored to your pup's needs. After you place your order, you can expect to receive an (adorably branded) box of refrigerated food for the week (or bi-weekly).
In case you're wondering, it's all made in a USDA and FDA regulated facility and the recipes are created with veterinarian approval. Your dog can expect to "wine" and dine on good-for-them meats like beef and chicken combined with other vitamin-rich ingredients like carrots, spinach, chia seeds, and fish oil. Basically, it's just as nourishing and healthy, if not more, than the meals you're eating yourself. But is that so ridiculous? I don't think so. Your pet lives to make you happy, and according to WebMD, it's proven that they can positively affect your health. The least you can do is feed them food that'll help them live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
What's more, Ollie will be donating three of their meals to a local animal shelter for anyone who posts a photo of their Valentine's Dinner with their pup using the hashtag #doggydinnerdate on February 14.
If you're interested in learning more about Ollie, head to their website here.