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What day is National Pet Day celebrated? April 11.

What is National Pet Day? This day celebrates pets of all kinds, whether dogs, cats, birds, fish or reptiles. It is a time to celebrate our animal friends.

Who created this day? Ms. Paige is a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate. She also created National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day. National Pet Day was first created in 2006. It has its own website.

How to celebrate: Celebrate National Pet Day with your pet. Give your pet a party and invite your friends and their pets. Celebrations also include posting pictures of your pet on social media and making sure their vet check-ups are up to date. You can also adopt a dog or cat from a shelter or donate blankets, food, or funds to your local shelter.

What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Pet Day is #NationalPetDay.  

What other national days are there for pets? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate pets, including:

  • National Cat Day October 29
  • National Dog Day August 26

There are many other national days relating to animals, including cats and dogs, just to name a few. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for dogs and another for cats. Browse them under our Animals category.