Did you know that April 11th is National Pet Day? This day is all about appreciating and celebrating the wonderful pets in your life. There are approximately 86.4 million pet cats and 78.2 million pet dogs living in the United States today. Gerbils, birds, turtles, and fish are also very common household pets. Many pet owners consider their pet an important member of the family.
Celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige founded National Pet Day to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption. The motto of the day is “Don’t shop! Adopt!”
To celebrate National Pet Day, take your dog on a long walk or give your cat a little extra catnip to show your love and appreciation. Not a pet owner? Consider making a donation or volunteering at your local pet shelter. Happy National Pet Day!