Cute free Valentine printables featuring furry friends!

Need something cute for your Valentine? You are in luck! Petplan pet insurance has created free, printable cards featuring furry friends (after all, they’re the true way to someone’s heart!), who wouldn’t love that?! Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the fun designs:

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Whether your Valentine has two or four feet, these cards are sure to be a fun treat (tis the season for rhyming love notes!) To see all of the cards, please visit http://www.gopetplan.com/pet-valentine-cards. You could even attach them to a treat!

Which one is your favorite?

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#RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Make it special and set the best kind of #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet.

When looking for love, you’re more likely to find the real deal at your local animal shelter than at your local bar, or on Tinder, or Ashley Madison for that matter. Just for starters, about 81 percent of people on dating sites and apps lie about height, weight or age in their profiles (according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study). But dogs and cats don’t lie about tail length or being housebroken, what you see is what you get.

Instead of roses this year, Best Friends Animal Society is offering you a dozen reasons why your #RelationshipGoals should include the adoption option. (You’re welcome.)

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1. Hanging with a pet will give pleasant new meaning to “Netflix and chill.”

2. Your pet’s lasting love will make you never fear being “ghosted” again.

3. Adopting a pet will help you overcome that fear of commitment.

4. You’ll always have someone there to kiss you good morning, even before you brush your teeth.

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5. Walking a cat on a harness and leash is a guaranteed attention-getter.

6. Chances are your pet will love to spoon and snuggle as much as you do, if not more.

7. Your new canine companion will give you a valid reason to hang out and meet people at the dog park.

8. More than 63 percent of people consider pets to be members of the family (according to the AVMA). So no matter what the configuration of a family unit, pets are a perfect source of love and companionship.

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9. If you’re not finding true love on Tinder, adopting a pet may be your answer.

10. A pet will help you get accustomed to 24/7 adoration and unconditional love.

11. An adopted pet can help you become less self-centered, as you learn to put another’s needs before your own.

12. If you’re looking for love, but are freaked out by forever, check with a local shelter or rescue to find out about fostering.

Best Friends Animal Society and its official media sponsor, Hallmark Channel are offering pet adoption fees starting at $14 to help you find “The One.” The national event is taking place February 1-15 at Best Friends adoption centers in Utah and Los Angeles, and at an event in New York, as well as through participating No More Homeless Pets Network partners across the country. (More information about the promotion can be found at http://bestfriends.org/TheOne/.)

“If you’re looking to bring home a new pet, few people will argue that adopted animals reward their people with a depth of love and loyalty that pets from other sources often don’t seem to rival,” said Gregory Castle, co-founder and chief executive officer for Best Friends Animal Society. “They seem to know they were given a second chance, and they spend their lives repaying their families.”

Who knows, having a pet might even help you meet that special someone, if you haven’t already. Relationships come and go, but adoption can—and should– last a lifetime.

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KITTEN BOWL III

Are you ready for some cuteness?! KITTEN BOWL III is on Su-purr bowl Sunday, Feb 7th at 12 PM ET/PT, 11C only on the Hallmark Channel.

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The highly anticipated four-legged game is hosted by Beth Stern with play-by-play announcers John Sterling (iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees) and Mary Carillo (award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator) and special guest appearances by Commissioner Boomer Esiason, Kevin Nealon and many more. This year, the half-time show is cuter than ever when the feline players will be introduced to a team of puppies for the first time.

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Additionally, Hallmark partnered with Snaps to launch Kitten Bowl III emojis, available on the Apple Store and Google Play store. The keyboard includes emojis of the cat-letes including Rob Gron-Cat-Ski, Howie Longhair and Coach John Hairball.

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Angela Megrey, Vice President, Social Media, Crown Media Family Networks said “the shareable and adorable keyboard emojis not only connects our fans to the Kitten Bowl franchise, but also helps spread increased awareness for ‘Pet Project,’ Hallmark Channel’s advocacy in pet adoption”. We love that it helps spread the word for pet rescue, and the emojis are really fun too!

You can also see cute Cat Center updates by visiting Cat Center! Hallmark Channel’s CAT CENTER shares weekly FFL highlights and updates hosted by John Sterling and Mary Carillo. You can get to know some of the players before the big event on Sunday!

Beyond being super cute, Kitten Bowl also helps spread the word about animal rescue! All adoptable kittens were provided by North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation and have since found forever homes.

We hope that you tune in Sunday!

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Make a Pet Pledge for 2016

This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

It’s a new year and while we often make resolutions for ourselves, why not include your furry friends in the fun? This year, Purina is encouraging everyone to make a Pet Pledge for 2016! The pledge can be anything, from spending more time together each day, playing with new toys, whipping up some homemade treats, or anything else you can think of!

Once you’ve made your Pledge, visit PureLoveForPets.com to play the instant-win game for a chance to win a prize box or the grand prize! What better way to help you keep that Pledge:

The dog grand prize is an awesome Deluxe Dog Crate!
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The cat grand prize is a Deluxe Cat Tower:
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Dog Prize Box – Dog Furminator, Kong toys, other dog-related accessories
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Cat Prize Box– Cat Furminator, Kitty Hammock, toys, other cat-related accessories
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The instant win game starts Jan. 29, 2016 and goes through Wednesday, February 17. PureLoveForPets.com will also be sharing great information and tips on different Pet Pledges you can make, as well as how to keep them throughout the year.

Be sure to check your local Sunday newspaper tomorrow for Purina coupons too!

We are pledging to spend more time cuddling and watching funny movies with our little snowball Yuki. She has snuggling down to a science! What is your pledge?

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