NATIONAL PET PARENTS DAY
On the last Sunday in April, National Pet Parents Day recognizes the pet parents who go the extra mile to care for their fur babies.
There is a very special connection, a unique bond, between a pet and its owner. This unique relationship, which can often last for many years, is often a vital part of the ‘pet parents’ life. Their loved pets are considered to be a member of the family.
Some pet parents are new to the experience. Others are repeat performers. No matter how many pets or how often they engage in the relationship, it’s a special one every time.
The observance was created to honor all dedicated pet parents across the nation with a special day of their own.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPetParentsDay
There are several ways to celebrate this day.
- Give yourself some extra cuddle time with your pets
- Pick up some pet swag like National Day Calendar’s pawsome socks! You can find the ones below in our store.
- Take a photo with your pet.
- Check out the best ways to save on pet care while still giving your pet the best health possible.
Use #NationalPetParentsDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PET PARENTS DAY HISTORY
Founded by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) in 2007, National Pet Parents Day was created from inspiration in seeing the majority of their policyholders consider their pets as part of their family.
Pet Parents FAQ
Q. Are there more dog parents than cat parents?
A. National Day Calendar polled 3160 respondents and 70% said they were a dog lover vs 25% who said, “Cats only, please.”
Q. What’s the worst job for a pet owner?
A. In the same poll, 38% said cleaning up the yard. That said, 30% said they don’t like cleaning the yard, cat box, aquarium, or birdcage. We’re not sure if they don’t like pets, or just cleaning.
Q. Do pet owners own different species?
A. Some do. The most popular pet combos according to the poll are dogs and cats at 35%.
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