Pet Calendar: National Pet Day

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Pet Calendar: National Pet Day

April 11 has been designated National Pet Day, but as anyone who shares their life with pets, you know that EVERY day is pet day!

Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige started National Pet Day to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues all around the globe.

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What can you do to celebrate? Here are some ways:

  • We think this is the BEST way to celebrate National Pet Day — visit a shelter and adopt a pet!
  • Volunteer at your local shelter. Clean cages. Walk dogs. Pet the dogs and cats. Clean litter boxes!
  • Ask your local shelter if it has a wish list. If it does, donate items that are on the list.
  • Host your own Pet Day party. Invite friends and family and their pets and have fun!
  • Dress your pets up and share photos of them on your social media pages to celebrate National Pet Day!
  • Buy your pet a special treat or a new toy (or two!)

National Pet Day is a day to celebrate your own pets, but it’s also a way to raise awareness of pets living in shelters who are waiting for their forever homes.

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.