National Pet Day is April 11th every year. Did you know that 68 percent of US households have at least one pet? The APPA states that US pets include 90 million dogs and 94 million cats. National Pet Day is to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption and celebrating the wonderful pets in your life. Whether you have a dog, cat or bunny as your furry friend, there are numerous ways you can celebrate National Pet Day.
Donate to your local shelter
Animal shelters are always in need of food, treats, blankets and other animal supplies. Sometimes shelters will have an Amazon wish list or a list online of items they are in need of. If you have the means to do so, consider donating to your local shelter.
Volunteer at the local shelter
What better way to help out your local shelter than to volunteer your time to them. Consider walking dogs or assisting in their cat program to give the animals a little extra love. Who knows, maybe you will find an animal you want to adopt!
Bring your pet on an adventure
A fun activity can go a long way for your pet. Think about bringing your dog to the local dog park, or on a fun hike, or even to a pet store. Often times, pet stores like Pet Smart or Petco will have events for adoption or other pet related activities. Bringing your pet for a walk around a store to allow them to socialize with other animals and get some exercise. This simple activity could be an exciting thing for your furry friend.
Give them a special treat
Think about making your animal a homemade treat on this national holiday. By making your own treats, you won’t have to worry about any artificial or harmful ingredients and can feel good about what your pet is eating. Check out this homemade peanut butter dog treat recipe or these easy homemade salmon cat treats recipe
Add the hashtag to your social media posts
Bring attention to the motto “Don’t shop! Adopt!” on this day by incorporating National Pet Day hashtags in your social media posts. According to the ASPCA, there are approximately 6.5 million animals entering US animal shelters nationwide every year. By promoting the cause, more people may become aware of this issue and feel obliged to help in some way.
Let Artistic Direct help you make National Pet Day fun!
Whether you have a dog or a cat, Artistic Direct has the perfect line of pet products for you. Treat them to a cute pet tag on National Pet Day. Check out the classic Stainless Steel Bone Shape Pet Tag or the Red Aluminum Heart Shape Pet Tag. These will add some charm and cuteness to your furry friend!