National Pet Day is celebrated on the 11th of April every year. It’s a day to appreciate our animal besties and be grateful for their companionship. If you’re a pet lover, it’s time to cuddle your cat, snuggle your dog and hug your hamster with more love!
Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet lifestyle expert, and animal welfare advocate founded National Pet Day in 2005. She started this holiday to remind people to celebrate the joy that pets bring us and to encourage them to adopt pets from shelters and rescue organizations.
For this animal lovefest, we have come up with amazing and fun ways to celebrate National Pet Day. Read on to find out more about this pet-centric holiday.
Host a Virtual Pet Party
The dog community is keeping up well with technology. With the help of the internet, you can receive daily updates from your dog’s friends from the park or from your colleague’s cat with the help of the internet. On National Pet Day, join a local dog lover’s organization online and attend a virtual party.
Take your Dog to Doga Session
By doing yoga with your pets, you can learn to be calm and conscious. On this National Pet Day, take a break from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life and soak up the love from your loyal pet by doing Doga (yoga with dogs).
Turn your Backyard into a Dog Park
Bring on some of your dog’s favorite objects and toys from that corner and set them up in your backyard to create your own dog park. You can also create a small pool to splash in if your pet is a water baby. Spend National Pet Day planning, constructing, and celebrating the great inauguration of your dog’s very own dog park.
Compose an Audiotape with your Dog
Have you ever thought of vibing to your dog’s voice? Making a sound tape with your dog is something totally different you should try on this National Pet Day. Just hold a treat above your dog’s nose and tempt her with it so that it starts making a noise. Record a duet with them, or just grab your guitar and let them grab the mic!
Go Viral with a Funny Reel
Are you also one of those pet parents who love to capture all the hilarious and naive moments of your pet? If yes, there’s a high possibility of going viral with those clips. Share such videos on Instagram and let your dog shower in all the likes and comments.
Whip up a Delicious Treat
It is no unknown that our pets are crazy for treats. Why not bake them a cake or a batch of cookies this holiday? Homemade dog treats are not only simple to make, but they are also wholesome. So, treat your dog with scrumptious homemade delicacies to show them how much you love them.
Have a Spa-Day
Spa days are a terrific way to unwind and relax, so why not treat your pet to one? While your pet gets a bath with sweet-smelling pet shampoos and rich, moisturizing conditioners by professional groomers, indulge in a mud mask or hair spa. This way, you both will be ready to roll for the week ahead!
Plan a Professional Photoshoot
Professional pet photography is a phenomenal way to capture the moments that are difficult to capture by yourself. Naturally lit and well-captured photos will also be easy for you to print and share. And, with a pro behind the lens, you can get all sorts of memorable photographs to cherish for life.
Donate to Pet Shelters
Pet shelters are always in need of supplies. If you think your pet has some extra beds stocked up in the closet for no reason, or some toys that they are no longer interested in playing with, donate them to local pets shelters or rescue homes. This way, you’ll help your pet’s friends who aren’t as fortunate as them.
Getaway for the Weekend
April 11th, National Pet Day falls on a Monday this year. It’s a great time to plan a weekend getaway if you want to start the celebrations beforehand. Select a destination that would be amusing for you and your furry companion and book a pet-friendly hotel or resort to escape from the monotony of life!