National Pet Parent's Day
National Pet Parent's Day is observed next on Sunday, April 30th, 2023 (92 days from today).
Founded by Veterinary Pets Insurance, National Pet Parent’s Day on every April 21st marks to celebrate responsible pet parents and their furry babies.
The last Sunday of April this year is recognized by Veterinary Pet Insurance as a way to celebrate responsible pet parents and their fluffy babies. We agree that it's not fair that pet parents can't enjoy Father's and Mother's Day but don't worry, there's another holiday just for you! It's a great day to treat your pet with a new toy, take them to the dog park or spend the day getting them checked and groomed to make sure they're healthy and happy.
History of National Pet Parent's Day
Pet parents have been around for almost as long as we humans. The first domestic animals were wolves, which were domesticated around 10000 BC. Humans initially recognized that wolf cubs separated from their mothers and trained to make excellent companions, and the concept of selective breeding and breeding was born. While some cultures, people consider dogs as the best accompany, others prefer cats, even revere them and consider them sacred.
It increased a little about pet ownership around 6000 BC when humans changed from hunting and gathering to farming. Around this time, there is evidence of working dogs living on farms with other domesticated livestock, while cats capture rodents and live in symbiosis with other animals. While pet ownership was not exact as we know it today, the result of our hunter/gatherer nomads was a huge step forward for this practice.
The earliest sign to show pets become fashionable companions were in the 13th and 14th centuries. Aristocrats found that dogs were useful for hunting, falcons were fed as pets, and ladies caught initially interested in keeping a pet dog in the house. More than simply being useful, pets have become a status symbol in this era.
The Victorian era reflects that the 13th century was the time of pet. During this time, they were a symbol of wealthy lords and ladies who joined their hunting expeditions and kept in their laps as they read. It was considered to be the first era of modern pet ownership, because until the 1800s, non-upper-class people became pet owners. Pet ownership became a symbol of human domination over nature during this time.
You would be hard to find someone who does not own a pet these days, so many of us are pet parents! In 2020, it is reported that 67% of households in the United States have at least one pet. That's about 85 million families. People in the modern era often have pets for more than just company, like emotional support, disability support, and therapy! Some famous pets appear in movies and TV shows and are widely loved. Pet ownership has definitely come a long way!
Why National Pet Parents Day?
Pet parents, also known as pet owners, do a great job in taking care of their pets. In addition to providing them with shelter and food, pet owners also make sure to make them have a good health. On the last Sunday of April every year, National Pet Parents Day celebrates and appreciates responsible pet parenting. Amazingly, while pet parents don't have a father's day and a mother's day of their own, this day has been dedicated to them and gives them a well-deserved opportunity to feel appreciated and also Take their pets out for a treat or simply to drive to the park. This day can also be used as an opportunity to get your pet checked out at the vet in the hopes of keeping them healthy and safe.
National Pet Parents Day recognizes the pet parents who made the sacrifices and spent extra time taking care of their pets as children. Indeed, a special type of connection is established between pet parents and their young, one defined by a unique and certain bond that lasts a lifetime.
While some first-time pet parents, there are some others who are repeat performers and have a track record of successfully raising pets. The bond between pet owners and their pets is so strong that the two consider each other like family. Regardless of how many pets a person has owned, a true foster parent will always consider raising a hairy child during a very special time in their life. This is why this wonderful day is officially dedicated to all pet parents across the globe to have a very special day of their own
How to celebrate National Pet Parents Day
- Spend time with your pet
You can honor this remarkable day by spending your time with your pet. This could be in the park or the door, taking time to enjoy each other's company through games, great food, and beautiful moments of cuddling with others.
- Give pet parents
Gifting any pet parent you know, or providing them with an important accessory for their pet is one of the ways to observe this day. This will show them how much you appreciate them and what they do in ensuring that animals live healthy and happy lives alongside a loving family.
- Post on social media
You can also commorate National Pet Parents Day by saying thanks all pet parents on social media with the hashtag #NationalPetParentsDay with the aim of ensuring that the message reaches a wider audience. Soon everyone will do the same to appreciate men and women whose hearts are big enough to give pets a home.
- Encourage pet parents with kind words
Here's another way to observe this special day between pet owners and their pets. Offering some kind words and sentences encourage their care and commitment and appreciating their efforts in ensuring that their pets are nurtured, fed and maintained their health will be help them feel more appreciated.
ObservedNational Pet Parent's Day has been observed the last Sunday in April.
Sunday, April 25th, 2021
Sunday, April 24th, 2022
Sunday, April 30th, 2023
Sunday, April 28th, 2024
Sunday, April 27th, 2025
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