Love Your Pet Day

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Pets can offer unconditional love and help to make a home feel more welcoming and inviting. It’s only appropriate that owners take the time to show appreciation for them by celebrating on Love Your Pet Day.

Pets can instantly put a smile on anyone’s face and bring joy to a household. Pet owners are busy people with jobs and families and may not always give a pet their full concentration. Love Your Pet Day is a chance to give love and attention to any pet in the house, such as a dog, cat, and guinea pig. One trait that makes us all human is the ability and desire to love our pets, so it makes sense that we should all come together to celebrate their existence.

Learn about Love Your Pet Day

It’s interesting to learn that most households in the United States have at least one pet present. It goes to show just how meaningful pets are to humans and that they share a unique and significant bond. Think along the lines of cats, dogs, birds, fish, and reptiles, for example. Love Your Pet Day gives us all a reason to celebrate our pets and make them feel special.

Our furry and non-furry friends and pets have a very extraordinary place in all our hearts. Most would agree that it’s fun to celebrate this shared and matchless connection. Pet owners take pride in their pets and love to show them off and admire them. Humans and pets have meshed well together previously, and there’s no denying the fact that they continue to be a large part of your lives today.

The day is a time to embrace the idea that these pets are unique and special to us and have a place in our hearts. Love Your Pet day is a chance to show your pets extra love and your undivided attention. It’s about acknowledging the special relationship, and place pets hold in our lives and to pamper and admire them even more than we already do. It’s a chance to give back to pets everywhere since they’re known for helping to reduce stress and blood pressure in humans.


National Love Your Pet Day is celebrated on February 20. Whether cats, dogs, birds, or even tigers, our furry friends are showered with love and affection on this day!

History of Love Your Pet Day

Pets have been a part of human life for thousands of years, and it’s only becoming more popular and common to own one. Animals have been right by our side ever since the first moment of civilization. Consider the fact that wolves lived among humans for centuries, and there’s proof of humans and dogs and cats being together as long as 12,000 years ago.

In the 1600s, European royalty began keeping toy dog breeds. Pet birds were the pet of choice in Spain among all classes well into the 1960s. It may not be common knowledge regarding the person that started Love Your Pet Day, but the masses began celebrating it and bringing it to light on a wide scale in the early 2000s.

National Love Your Pet Day is one of many food holidays celebrated throughout the world. Here are some other popular ones from across the globe.


3.2 million – the number of animals adopted from shelters each year.

710,000 – the number of animals who are reunited with their owners after entering shelters as strays.

44% – the percentage of households with a dog in the United States.

35% – the percentage of households with a cat in the United States.

27% – the percentage of pet cats that are acquired as strays.

5,000–7,000 – the number of tigers kept as pets in the United States.

36% – the percentage of decreased risk of heart disease if you own a dog.

10% – the percentage of pet owners who are allergic to their pets.

94% – the percentage of families with an autistic child who benefited from having a pet.

44% – the percentage of people who would rather cuddle with their pet than their partner.


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