If Your Doggy Is Your Valentine, Toronto Artist Alljackedup Has You Covered

Pride, love, and customizable dog face cushions. #need

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – some people are excited to celebrate with their significant other, while others are planning some quality time with their significant pet. Who needs to go out during the craziness of Valentine’s Day dinner, especially with all this snow and salty slush here in Toronto. If you are planning something small and intimate with your pup (with or without a human SO), then we suggest supporting a local business in Toronto called Alljackedup!

What is Alljackedup?

You might remember our interview with our friend and entrepreneur, Jack Jackson. From designing dapper bow ties to a variety of other products, including: pins, headwear, and tanks, this Guernsey native made Queen Street, Toronto the bark of the town.  Not only do these ties make you and your dog look ?, Jack pours love and talent into the Ties To Love™ campaign.

What is the Ties To Love™ campaign?

For those of you unfamiliar with this international movement, the Ties To Love™ campaign represents solidarity, love, and support for the gender non-conforming and trans-community.

While creating amazing ties, the movement works to raise awareness around trans issues through advocacy and regular competitions on their Facebook page. Alljackedup joins forces with other community supporters to provide the prizes for these competitions.

What’s in it for you?

Well, for starters, amazing merch! And we do mean A-mazing! If you plan to fancy up your night in (or out) with your beloved pupper, we highly suggest getting matching bow ties!

But what you really need to check out is Jack’s talent for action photography by getting your hands on a Pinked Canvas of your own pup!

Pinked Canvases


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For the ultimate dog parents out there, there are endless opportunities to brag about your doggies. Why not do it in style? With these striking photos, you can even make the canvas the showpiece of your home. Plus, you get 10 additional high-resolution electronic images for ALL the likes on Instagram! But there’s more…you absolutely NEED a doggy cushion.

The Dog Face Cushion


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Do you ever just want another display of how adorable your dog is? Well, you should definitely check out the Dog Face Cushion Alljackedup has to offer. Whether you want to cuddle with a less wriggly and possibly less gassy version of your pup, or just want to trick out the place with a one of a kind homage to your dog….woofer cushion! It has your beloved’s face on it. Do we need to say anymore??

That’s not all – there’s also DoggyDates!


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Need a dog walker and a photographer for your pet’s Instagram? Look no further – Jack’s other business, DoggyDates, offers exactly this combination. You can book a date for your dog to attend a fun walk around Toronto whilst getting adorable shots that document your best buddy’s fluffer joy.  Jack is trained in pet first aid and loves photography, so your pup is definitely in the best of hands!

This Valentine’s Day option is a win-win-win in our books!


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Jack has also been hosting some pop-up Valentine’s themed photo shoots around the city. Stay tuned for more info as they have a real knack for capturing dog’s personalities on camera.

Whether you have an elaborate Valentine’s Day plan or not, we hope you check out these amazing products. By supporting Alljackedup and DoggyDates, you’re not only supporting a local business, but also the transgender community! If you do get any products, be sure to tag #alljackeduptoronto or #doggydates, because we’d love to see! Feel the love this V-day season.