View Valentine's Day Contest

Congratulations to our eight finalists who made it to the final round. Please vote on this page to pick your favorite "Why My Dog's The Perfect Valentine" entry ( The winners will be picked and announced on February 15 based on total positive feedback and the quality of the entry. They will receive a howlingly good Grand Prize pack that includes: a one-night hotel stay (dog friendly of course!) in a fantastic hotel OR a free week of pet sitting from while you are out in search of human companionship.

Our Valentine's Day Contest Finalists

Melissa & Maisey

Maisey is my Valentine because there is never anyone more excited to see me walk in the door. She provides unconditional love and never denies me cuddle time. (Read more & Vote for Melissa & Maisey)

Irina, Becky & Ljaka

Becky & Ljaka are our valentines because they make us feel like we are on a double date ~ double the fun, double the kisses, double the love (Read more & Vote for Irina, Becky & Ljaka)

Lacey & Abigail

My dog Abigail is my true valentine because she has been my doggy soul mate from the very first day I adopted her over 10 years ago. She has seen her fair share of cities, ... (Read more & Vote for Lacey & Abigail)

Jen & Charlie

Charlie is the perfect Valentine because she's a better snuggler than any human could ever be :-) That, and she's a cheap date! (Read more & Vote for Jen & Charlie)

Hillary & Buddy

Valentine’s Day with my black, furry cocker spaniel Budrow VanAugustine, “Buddy” for short, is full of streaming love throughout the entire day and night. The past six years have taught me that his locked-in gaze, ... (Read more & Vote for Hillary & Buddy)

Danielle & Spike

Danielle & Spike... Spike's my perfect Valentine because he is SO loyal and loves me and only me ♥ (And whoever else has a cookie for him too, but me the best!) (Read more & Vote for Danielle & Spike)

Roxann and Rue

Rue and I totally relate, always together, our meeting was fate, or, was she, lying in wait? She knew my heart was broken, when she picked me as a friend, she sent me double love, ... (Read more & Vote for Roxann and Rue)

Nicole, Sadie & Oliver

Sadie (pittie/greyhound), Oliver (chihuahua/dachshund), and myself (Nicole, human) all live in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. These lovebugs are my perfect Valentines for a lot of reasons, but being as they are both rescues, ... (Read more & Vote for Nicole, Sadie & Oliver)

Current Entries

Rachel & Sheldon

Sheldon is my perfect valentine because he is a true companion. Sheldon never fails to show me his love with his endless supply of kisses and his desire to cuddle with me under the blankets. ... (Read more & Vote for Rachel & Sheldon)

Michael & Sadie

Sadie is my goose and I love her. She is a sensitive bully and we always take care of each other. She is a tiny bit aggressive when we are snuggling on the couch though. ... (Read more & Vote for Michael & Sadie)

Vicki & Shakti

Shakti Paw Love Monkey joined my family two years ago. He is the perfect Valentine not only because he has brought so much joy to our home, but also because he’s been a Love Monkey ... (Read more & Vote for Vicki & Shakti)

Casey & Beags

My Entry! Beags is the perfect valentine b/c she gives me luv 365 days a year! Barks, wags and welcomes not just on v-day, but all the days. ♥ to all the pups! (Read more & Vote for Casey & Beags)

Michelle & Mozer

Mozer is the perfect valentine. Sure, he's romantic, with his penchant for cuddling, enthusiasm for sharing fine cuisine, and selfless delivery of kisses every morning. His constant companionship on runs, car rides, and boating adventures ... (Read more & Vote for Michelle & Mozer)

Ambika & Layla

My Vday Contest entry: My Layla is my Valentine because she is the perfect cross between smart, attractive, fun, dependable and loving. I appreciate her judgment on both situations and people, her and I ... (Read more & Vote for Ambika & Layla)

Katie & Gracie

Gracie gives the best wet willies. ♥ (Read more & Vote for Katie & Gracie)

Carol & Georgie

As corny as it sounds, my Georgie Girl really is the perfect Valentine. No judgement, only true compassion wherever she goes. She seems to view the world with so much curiosity and acceptance. Again, the ... (Read more & Vote for Carol & Georgie)

Katey & Abe

Abe is my perfect valentine because: . He does not put his cold feet on me in the bed . A bowl of beef ribs are the best thing i could give him. He does ... (Read more & Vote for Katey & Abe)

Saskia & Wicket

Wicket's the Perfect Valentine First off, who wouldn't want an ewok looking dog to be your valentine. Second, she does a full on spazz dance, every time she sees me. That's just love! (Read more & Vote for Saskia & Wicket)

Anisa & Crimson

Crimson from Seattle is the perfect valentine because he's always ready to cuddle. Finding the most comfortable spot or position is his specialty. He is always willing to share in the napping and wakes up ... (Read more & Vote for Anisa & Crimson)

Aaron & Caramel's Sample Entry

Aaron and his Pomeranian, Caramel

I know some people stress about designing the perfect Valentine’s Day, but I seem to be able to do no wrong. Perhaps, I should mention that – more often than not over the last twelve years – I’ve spent Valentine’s Day with the love of my life: My four pound Pomeranian, Caramel. Based on Caramel’s reactions, here are some of my (probably not scientific) conclusions:

I’m an awesome chef. I have never made a meal that is anything less than perfect. It doesn’t really matter if it is undercooked, incredibly bland, or pulled out of a bag sporting the Golden Arches. There has never been a tastier, more thoughtful meal than the one we are having.

I’m the world’s best gift giver. Any gift I’ve given is the best present in the history of the world (as long as it squeaks). Whether it is expensive, second-hand, or even (gasp) similar to one I once gave to another dog doesn’t seem to affect her utter appreciation of this act.

I’m flawless at designing the perfect night. The plan for the night is always the right choice. We can go out with a group, take a private stroll, or cuddle on the couch, and, magically, it was just what she wanted.

I’m a master conversationalist. The way she hangs on my every word – panting with exhilaration – can only mean that I’m communicating brilliant, deep thoughts.

I’m incredibly attractive. Loyalty to my gym regimen (or lack thereof) always results in me being maximally cuddle worthy. Every hair style, outfit, and shoe selection makes her look at me the way she did when we first met.

My little furball looks past my glaring flaws, foibles, and quirks (of which there are many) to convince me that I’m totally worth her complete devotion. Could you imagine a better way to spend the day?

Contest Details

As a special treat for winners electing a stay in Seattle, we are proud to announce that your overnight stay will be in a Deluxe Puget Sound View Room at the beautiful and dog friendly The Westin Seattle, and include a full day of pampering with a fabulous blow out (shampoo and conditioner included) and full face makeup application from Swink Style Bar.

For our winners electing a stay in Portland, we are proud to offer a one night stay at the lovely Hotel deLuxe, in a pet friendly King Feature Suite (studio style corner suite with one king bed and a living room area) and a pet package including dog bed, treats, bottled water, fun toys and water bowls. The package will also feature a $20 Food and Beverage voucher that can be used in our restaurant, bar or room service including our pet menu.

Our contest begins Monday, February 6 and runs through Monday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST when finalists are announced. The winners will be announced February 15th. So count the ways you love your canine and post your entries soon! If you have questions, please email us at, tweet us at @RoverDotCom or comment on our Facebook page at

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to permanent legal residents of the 50 U.S. States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes begins 2/6/12 at 5:00 p.m. PT and ends 2/14/12 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Limit 5 entries per person/e-mail address for the entire Sweepstakes Period. Prize restrictions apply. Sponsors: Swink Style Bar, The Westin Seattle and Hotel deLuxe.

The Swink Style Bar offer is valued at $65 and must be redeemed for specified services. Appointment subject to availability. Not good for bridal services or products. No cash value. Not for resale. The certificate is valid until February 13, 2013 and not valid on December 31, 2012

The Westin Seattle offer—The Deluxe Puget Sound View Room is valued at $233.20. Redemption of the gift certificate is subject to availability. The certificate is valid until February 28, 2013 and not valid on December 31, 2012. No cash value. Not for resale. Not transferable.

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