Irish pet store chain Maxi Zoo will play Cupid this St. Valentine’s Day with a unique event to help single pet owners and their pets to find love.

Singles are invited to attend the ‘Single, Ready to Mingle’ parties taking place at each of Maxi Zoo’s 16 stores nationwide from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, February 14th and to bring their pet as their ‘wing-man’.

“Great relationships are built on having something in common and what better way to start a new relationship than finding someone who shares your love of pets,” explained Alice Cross, Executive Director of Maxi Zoo Ireland.

“All pet lovers like to spend time with their pets at weekends. This is the perfect excuse for single pet owners to get out of the house and to discover that there are plenty of likeminded people with pets out there who are just waiting to meet them,” said Alice.

“What goes for people goes for dogs and other animals. Pets are attracted to each other for one reason or another and that attraction is all that you need to start a conversation with their owner,” she added.

“It is also unique occasion for pet lovers to have their pet as their ‘wing-man’ or ‘wing-woman’ at a fun event and to provide them with the perfect ice-breaker for a conversation that could well lead to a happily-ever-after ending,” she continued.

Maxi Zoo’s pet experts will also provide single pet owners with free “Love Your Pet’ educational talk on the best treats, toys and grooming products for pets. Store visitors can also enjoy some tasty treats for themselves and their pets and a heart-warming 20% discount off selected dog toys, grooming products and pet treats from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the day.