Valentine's Day should really be spent with someone you love, and who truly loves you back.
No, not your significant other. Forget them. We refer here to puppies.
Say what you will about Uber, but they know how to make people happy. This Sunday, Uber app users can book themselves the puppy-snuggling appointment of their fluffy dreams, thanks to a partnership between the ride-sharing app and Secondhand Hounds. (Secondhand Hounds is also the shelter that's currently looking after Quasi, the internet celebrity German Shepherd with a rare spinal disorder.)
Open the Uber app on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and click the "PUPPIES" option — man, more devices should have some sort of PUPPIES option — to set up a delivery of puppies right to your doorstep. It costs $30, but some of that (Uber does not specify how much) is going to support Secondhand Hounds, a shelter that specializes in collecting and saving pups from "high kill" shelters around the Midwest and South.
"These cute little canines will be in very high demand," Uber says, "and availability will be limited, so please be patient."
You'll want an enclosed area for your puppy experience. (We suggest a pillow fort, but hey, it's your puppy party.) The only downside is the puppies have a busy snuggling schedule, and will only be around for 15 minutes before they have to pile back into the car and oh God can you even imagine pulling up next to them at a stop light... ahem.
But your date doesn't have to end! Should you fall in love in that short time period, all puppies touring the Twin Cities area on Sunday are available for adoption, and you can simply ask the shelters assistant supervising your snuggle about giving one of them a forever home. That is, if you are physically able to stop giggling during the time they're there.