National Pet Day

- Apr 09, 2020-


National Pet Day

Celebrated annually on April 11th, National Pet Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages all of us to pay our pets some extra attention. It is also a day to commemorate everything that our pets do for us on a daily basis. So if you have a pet, you can do something special for them on this day by taking them for a long walk; buying them a special treat or maybe, just by spending a little bit of extra time with them. 

The History of National Pet Day

National Pet Day was founded by Colleen Paige – an Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert – in 2006 to celebrate pets and the joy they bring into our homes. She also created the day to shine a spotlight on the plight of the many types of animals which are in shelters all over the planet.

Observing National Pet Day

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:

Pet owner:

  • *Buy your pet a new Pet Toy or treat

  • *Take your dog on a long walk using our Retractable Dog Leash or give your cat a little extra catnip


  • *Groom your pet by yourself-Self Clean Deshedding Comb

  • *Take pictures of your pet

  • *Share photos of your pets via social media

  •  Not a pet owner:

  • *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

  • *Volunteer at a local shelter