National Pet Day is April 11

National Pet Day is a holiday that we celebrate annually on April 11th to honor and appreciate our cherished pets. This day encourages people to celebrate their pets and to recognize the joy and happiness they bring into our lives.  We can all agree that they do just that!

man with dog to show bond

Young man playing with dog (labrador retriever) in autumn foggy morning.

How Do We Celebrate National Pet Day?

On National Pet Day, people are encouraged to think about ways to make the lives of their pets better.  Some simple suggestions might be to take their pets for a walk or give them a special treat. You could spend extra time playing with them, or just simply give them some extra love. It is also a great day to donate and begin a volunteer commitment to a local animal shelter or rescue organization to help support pets in need.  This is a truly rewarding way to give back if you love pets.

Who Started This National Pet Day?

The holiday was created in 2006 by Colleen Paige, an animal welfare advocate and pet lifestyle expert, to bring attention to the plight of animals in shelters and to encourage people to adopt pets from shelters instead of buying them from pet stores or breeders. You can read more about what this lovely woman does for our animal friends here!

Another Way To Celebrate.

If you’re like a lot of other people you are trying to balance caring for your pet and work a full time job.  There is a yet another great way to celebrate National Pet Day. Give your pet a break during your work day by hiring a professional pet sitter.  If your curious about the things that you need to know before taking this step, you will want to read this article: 9 Benefits Of Hiring A Pet Sitting Service

Whether you have a dog, cat, bird, fish, or any other type of pet, National Pet Day is a great opportunity to celebrate our pets.  Let’s enjoy and acknowledge the special bond between pets and their owners.