Valentine's Day Dog Names in Pop Culture
Valentine's Day dogs are an essential part of Valentine's Day pop culture from exchanging Pound Puppies in the 1980's to Valentine's Day dog movies featured on the Hallmark Channel; dogs are definitely a big part of the tradition today. It also seems that some rescue dogs gain worldwide celebrity status for their unique stories. One such dog, with a Valentine's Day name, made headlines in February 2017. Cupid, a Pyrenees mix puppy, was found in such a deplorable state, thrown away in a trash bag in a garbage can in Toronto, Canada. The then nameless puppy was only eight weeks old and was missing his two front legs.
Fortunately, a good Samaritan found the poor suffering puppy and brought him to a local rescue for rehabilitation. The sweet puppy was found in February and owing the season of love as well as his heart-shaped nose; his rescuers named him Cupid. Cupid's Internet fame rose quickly as his sad beginnings and triumphant recovery made headlines across the globe. Cupid was fitted with prosthetics resembling skis and later a front wheel to help the growing puppy adjust to his new life. Rescue dogs, especially those who have such sad starts are always capable of stealing our hearts, and Cupid befits his name well.
Cupid is a popular choice for Valentine's Day dogs but so is Hallmark. The Hallmark Channel is well-known in pop culture for their heartfelt productions and Valentine's Day brings out some of the media company's best love stories. No Valentine's Day movie is complete without some puppy love. In 2012, Hallmark released Puppy Love featuring a single mom who adopts a dog named Jake from the pound for her daughter. Jake's former owner tracks down his dog who got lost and finds his new family can't live without him and this leads to romance. Hallmark also released another feature in 2018 titled Walking the Dog. This Valentine's Day movie brings two lawyers, who are pitted against one another, together through their dogs' mutual affection for each other. Hallmark makes for an excellent Valentine's Day dog name, and owners can cuddle up with their favorite pooch while watching Valentine's Day movies. Another notable movie featuring lovers and dogs is the Diane Lane and John Cusack flick, Must Love Dogs. Mother Theresa, the large Newfoundland Dog is another example of a great pop culture name for a dog that brings two people together.
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