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National Love Your Pet Day

“If you don’t have a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you. But there may be something wrong with your life.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day. This holiday focuses on giving extra attention to our pets. The day encourages pampering our pets and focusing on the special relationship pets hold in our lives.

Gallup reports that sixty percent of Americans are current pet owners. It only makes sense to commemorate something that’s so important to so many people. So on February 20, we celebrate our pets with National Love Your Pet Day!


Show your pet something new

Just like us, our pets love seeing new places! Has your dog ever been to the Red Rock Canyon? If not, consider taking a road trip to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day.

Spoil them

Let’s face it: spoiling our pets is a lot of fun. So do it! Birthdays might only come once a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have more special days with your pets. Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day by bringing home a new treat or toy, whipping up a beloved meal, or simply spend some extra quality time with your pet (we suggest pet-themed movies as an especially nice activity).

Adopt a pet

The ultimate way to celebrate Love Your Pet Day is to get a pet of your own to love! If it’s within your means, consider adopting a pet in need of a home. Explore our Pawtastic Friends Scholars to find your fur-ever friend.

Whatever you decide to do, spoil and appreciate your pets!

“Until one has loved an animal,

a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

~Anatole France