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How to Celebrate National Pet Day in 2024
Happy National Pet Day to all the loving pet guardians out there! Are you ready to celebrate your pets on National Pet Day, April 11, 2024? This annual celebration honors our canine and feline friends (as well as any other animal companions in our lives). We’ll share a few ways you can show your pets the love on their special day.
What is National Pet Day?
National Pet Day is an annual day dedicated to celebrating our pets and all the love and joy they bring to our lives. First celebrated in 2006, National Pet Day remains a perfect reason to celebrate your pets a little extra. Our pets do so much for us, offering unconditional love and keeping us healthy and happy, and they deserve to be honored for this.
How to Celebrate National Pet Day
Celebrating National Pet Day can be as simple as giving your pet a big hug—just make sure your dog or cat actually wants to be hugged first! Another great way to celebrate is to give your pet their favorite treat or make a yummy DIY treat for them. Just check which fruits and vegetables are toxic to dogs before you get started.
A favorite of many pet parents is to post their favorite pictures of their pets on their social media. Make sure to queue up your best pictures in preparation for April 11th!
Donating to animal shelters is also a wonderful way to celebrate National Pet Day. Shelters work hard to find loving homes for pets, and supporting them through donations, volunteer work, or any way that works for you is a great way to say thank you to our pets.
Fun Activities for National Pet Day
- Take your dog (or adventure cat!) out on a hike
- Start clicker training your dog for a treat-filled interactive activity
- Read up on cat behavior and tail language so you can better communicate with them
- Make some DIY treats for your pet
- Bring your dog to your local pet store to pick out a new toy
Another great way to celebrate your pet is to gift them a new pet door! FYI, not all pet doors are drafty! So your pet can come and go as they please without letting the elements into your home. Check out some of our top picks like the Endura Flap Wall Mount and the Endura Flap Door Mount.We wish you and your furry friends a very happy National Pet Day! Just got a new puppy? Check out how to predict their adult size through their paws.