Dog owners give unconditional love all year

Posted Feb. 09, 2012, at 10:51 p.m.

Valentine’s Day, the day when humans annually do something special for their loved ones, will be celebrated next week. But dog owners don’t need a special holiday. They give their unconditional love all year round.

They will seek out an adoption agency to give an unwanted puppy a second chance. Then they will brave the early-morning cold to take our four-legged friend outside to answer nature’s call. They will outfit him in camouflage to go hunting or dress her up in silly costumes for holiday parades. And they’re not shy about public displays of affection.

Whether it’s a Hallmark holiday — or any other day — there’s no doubt who a dog owner’s true sweetheart is.