April 11 is National Pet Day. On this day, we celebrate the pets that bring joy to our lives. Whether you have dogs, cats, fish, birds, hamsters, or horses, National Pet Day is a great day to give them a little extra love.
This holiday started in 2006 when Colleen Page, an animal welfare advocate, decided to create a day to celebrate all pets. She also wanted this day to create awareness for animals in shelters awaiting their forever homes.
There are many ways to participate in National Pets Day. You can adopt a pet from an animal shelter, volunteer at a shelter and help take care of the animals, or even donate a few toys or some food for the shelter animals. If you have pets, spend a little extra time with them, give them a new toy, take some pictures of them and share them on social media, and give them some treats! Whether you have your own pet or not, today is a day that anyone can get involved in!
Click HERE to read more about National Pet Day.
Did you know that pets can bring some health benefits? It’s true! Research has found that hanging out with some animals can decrease levels of cortisol, which lowers stress and blood pressure. They can also help with feelings of loneliness and help you feel more socially fulfilled.
Click HERE to learn about all of the amazing positive health effects of having a pet.