Are you bored with your life? Are you looking for the right friend or companion who can help keep you occupied? Are you searching for a worthwhile hobby? Or do you want to teach your child responsibility? If this is what you want to do, then quickly go and adopt a pet! National Pet day is celebrated on 11th April every year, in the United States of America. National Pet day recognized pets all over the world. Raising pets be it birds, cats, dogs or creatures in a domestic setting is a fun activity! Plus, playing with your pet is sure to liven up your day, no matter how dull it may seem. This article is specially created to let you know all about National Pet day.
History behind National Pet day
National Pet day was first founded by Colleen Page, an animal welfare advocate. Colleen Page was very keen to make people celebrate their pets, which go on unrecognized. Colleen came up with this idea while she was advocating for the adoption of pet animals. National Pet day was first celebrated in 2006. It is not all about recognizing pets but it focuses on helping garner the interest of more individuals into adopting pets; with the ultimate goal being for each individual to be able to find the right companion.
Facts about Pets
A few fun facts about pets are:
- Dalmatians are born spotless.
- Dogs have about 10 vocal sounds.
- Dogs are not colour blind.
- Cats can jump as much as seven times their height.
- A pack of kittens is called a Kindle.
- The world’s fastest dog is the Greyhound.
- Hugging a puppy releases a chemical called oxytocin in the brain of both the person and the puppy. Hence it is also known as the ‘Huddle hormone’.
How to celebrate National Pet day?
One can celebrate National Pet day by adopting a pet from the nearest animal shelter. If one can’t adopt a pet, then the next option could be to volunteer to take care of the abandoned pets at the animal shelter. Another amazing thing that one can do to celebrate National Pet day would be by making a generous donation to animal welfare organizations or to your nearest animal shelter. Take amazing and funny pictures of your pet and share them on social media with the hashtag: #national_pet_day . End the day by giving your pet a hug and some special treat!
Why celebrate National Pet day?
It is important to celebrate National Pet day as it is the only day of the year when we recognize our pet for the love and companionship that it has provided us with. National Pet day is a day that reminds us about how granted we take our pets for and the need to take better care of them. It also helps create awareness of homeless animals and the need to give them a nice home to stay. So join us as we celebrate National Pet day this 11th April!
When is National Pet Day?
Other Days Celebrated in April
- National Empanada Day
- National beer day
- National Hug Your Dog day
- International dance day
- National High Five day
- Husband Appreciation Day