How to Celebrate National Pet Day with Your Dog (April 11)

Dog Treats with Manny the French

Manny the Frenchie with Halo Healthsome Garden of Vegan Dog Treats


National Pet Day is April 11th! Although we think every day is National Pet Day, there is an official day reserved just for pets. The purpose of this day according to the official National Pet Day site is “to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation.”

So what can you do on this day with your furry friend? Here are some ideas.

Take a walk. If you are a dog owner, take your best friend to a hiking trail, park or beach. It will certainly make your pup’s day! Make sure to pack plenty of water and lots of dog treats like Halo Luv-a-Lots® or Liv-a-Littles® to keep your friend motivated during the walk.  

Take lots of pics. Spend the day taking photos bonding with your pet. Post them on your favorite social media network with #NationalPetDay and share your pet with the rest of the world. 

Spa Day. Ok, so your pet may not be happy about getting a bath or having a grooming session but it will certainly help keep their skin and coat healthy especially with allergy season here. To maintain their nourishing skin and a shiny coat, feed your cat or dog a natural pet food.

Donate to shelters. If you are doing spring-cleaning, try to keep shelters in mind. Many rescues can use blankets, toys, pet food and treats. 

Adopt a pet. Don’t forget that National Pet Day is to encourage adoption. There are plenty of pets who need a forever home. If you have room for a furry companion why not adopt today?

2 thoughts on “How to Celebrate National Pet Day with Your Dog (April 11)

  • Holly Ross
    April 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I’m headed to HSUS’s Lobby Day to advocate for animals at the Statehouse!

  • brook g
    April 9, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    It would be nice if you would also share some things about how to celebrate cats. I always thought I was a dog person even though I’ve shared my home with both cats and dogs all of my life. Since my little boy feline came in from the cold to live with me, I’m now sold on this feline! I think he may just have convinced me to be a cat person. He’s just as much of a wonderful companion as any of my doggie children were.

    He taught himself to sit on command in 2 1/2 Days, we go for “walkie walkie” on his leash and if I accidentally rattle it I’m “hounded” and I don’t dare mention the word and not follow through. He communicates when wishes to go outside in his carrier which is affectionately known as his Outhouse and then he tells me when he’s ready to come in. We’ve been out into woods together and he likes to ride in the car. And, he greets me at the door when I come home.

    So, maybe you would share some things about celebrating your best feline friend

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