Mother’s Day Tip: Pet-Safe Flowers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and a time to celebrate moms of all kinds! Check out these pet-safe floral options and their meanings – make mom’s big day special while protecting her furry babies too.

Cat next to orchids


Orchids are known for their delicate shapes and long-lasting beauty. They are non-toxic to dogs and cats making them a wonderful choice.


  • Elegance
  • Love
  • Beauty
  • Perfection
  • Spirituality


Roses are a universal symbol of love and have a lovely variety of color choices to match what you want to say to the mother in your life.


  • Red – Love and Passion
  • Orange – Energy and Desire
  • Yellow – Friendship and Joy
  • Green – Growth and Abundance
  • Blue – Mystery and Uniqueness
  • Lavender – Wonder and Enchantment
  • Pink – Elegance and Sweetness
  • Peach – Sincerity and Gratitude
  • Black – Change and Courage
  • White – Young Love and Innocence
  • Ivory – Grace and Charm
  • Rainbow – A Spectrum of Vibrancy
Dog with rose
cat with pincushion flowers


Pincushions, aka Scabiosa, have a delicate appearance. They are exquisite and charming with intricate flower heads that make beautiful bouquets for any mom. Bonus, if given as a plant, they will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden!


  • Affection
  • Gratitude
  • Purity
  • Peace
  • Admiration
  • Appreciation


Sunflowers are sure to safely bright up any space with their vibrant hues and cheerful appearance.


  • Adoration
  • Happiness
  • Faithfulness
  • Warmth
  • Nourishment
dog with sunflower

*Safety Reminder – always place floral arrangements in areas that are not easily accessible to your pets to prevent potential nibbling…even for pet-safe arrangements.