National Pet Day is back,  April 11 is National Pet Day.  While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.  Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and improve their opportunities for adoption.

Sometimes their human companions aren’t well.  Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry.
Every year National Pet Day brings together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, businesses, and schools to promote good pet ownership.
We love to shout about the rewards and benefits of owning a pet whilst encouraging responsibility, increasing awareness of pet care specialists, and promoting the value of assistance and companion animals.

Facts About Pets

  • 80 million households in the United States currently have a pet
  • In the U.S., there are almost 80 million pets dogs and almost 86 million pet cats
  • With the proper care, goldfish can live 30-40 years in captivity
  • Adult dogs normally have about 42 teeth
  • Dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet

“Many people believe that humans are superior to animals, but is that really true? We’re not able to come close to possessing the pure & perfect unconditional love that animals offer. If we could, we’d have no need for this day…
because all the shelters would be empty”.
-Colleen Paige

Check out the celebrities and other amazing people who celebrated National Pet Day!

Observing National Pet Day

Observing National Pet Day is pretty easy. All you have to do is take some time out of your day, or some money out of your wallet, and do something nice either for your own pets or for some of the many pets which are in shelters and rescues at this very moment. Some of the things which can be done include:

  • Buy your pet a new toy or treat

  • Take pictures of your pet

  • Share photos of your pets via social media using the hashtag #NationalPetDay

  • Adopt a pet from your local shelter

  • Donate money, food, toys and/or blankets to an animal welfare organization

  • Throw an awesome National Pet Day party for your pets

  • Help someone who needs it buy pet food or other items for their pets

  • Help organize against puppy and kitten mills

  • Volunteer at a local shelter

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