It's National Pet Month!
Did you know that it's National Pet Month in the UK? It's true! From April 2nd - May 2nd folks in the UK celebrate their pets!
Pet holidays are fun little reminders for us. Amid our busy lifestyles and hectic workweeks, it's great to stop and think about pets.
This month is about our housepets who we love dearly and also about all those loving pets who are still waiting for their forever home.
What would our lives be without them? Not the same! Here are some ways you can spread the word about National Pet Month:
Whether you live in the United States, the UK, or Antarctica, we are all connected through social media! Chances are, your friends or your friends of friends
would be interested in knowing it's Pet Month!
So, first, take a moment to use our handy new buttons and share this page on FaceBook and/or Twitter. Spread the word for pets!
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Spread The Word & Share Your Love Of Pets!
- Change your FaceBook profile to one of your pet and add a note, such as "In honor of National Pet Month, my new profile picture is my beloved pet Fluffy!"
- Check in with your local shelter. Ask what they need. From monetary donations to just your time, it will be appreciated.
This month is all about responsible pet ownership, and recognition of those special people who work with our pets. Here are some more ideas:
- Is there a special person in your life who is a veterinarian, vet tech, works at a pet store, grooms pets, or cares for our furry friends in any other way?
Send that person a shout-out on FaceBook! Go to their page and leave a note, saying something like "Jen works at a rescue shelter, and I appreciate all she does! Happy National Pet Month!"
- Have your kids draw a picture to help decorate your local veterinarian's office.
- Are you a parent, teacher, or caregiver? How about having a discussion about responsible pet ownership? Find out what it means to them, and maybe you'll inspire them to take part in the care of their pets!
- Start a family chart of responsibilities in the home. Have everyone take a chore for the week: walking the dog, bathtime, feeding, litterboxes, etc. Get the whole family involved!
Another goal of of this pet holiday is to raise awareness about companion working animals. When I was a teen I was familiar with a family who fostered young dogs, training and raising them
until they were ready to graduate into their new roles as guide dogs. It is just so wonderful to see that kind of dedication put into action!
For more info on sponsors, events and more, visit the official website at NationalPetMonth.org. Happy National Pet Month!
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