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Happy National Kids & Pets Day

Today we recognize the special bond between children and pets

Every year since 2005, everyone has been able to participate and have a happy national kids & pets day. What a great opportunity to spotlight the special relationship between children and pets! It’s also the perfect time to adopt your new furry friend from a local shelter.

Kids With Pets Enjoy Many Significant Benefits

Pets Teach Kids Responsibility: Assisting with the feeding, bathing, walking, and cleaning duties of a pet can serve as an effective method for children to develop responsibility, time management, and organizational skills. Furthermore, a child who takes care of a pet can also acquire important nurturing and empathy traits.

Pets Can Help Comfort: In times of stress or bullying at school, a pet can offer a child with much-needed love and support. Pets also make excellent listeners and trustworthy confidants, providing a safe space for children to confide in and share their secrets.

Pets Help Kids Stay Healthy: In addition to the immune-boosting benefits of early exposure to germs, pets that require regular walking or playtime can provide an enjoyable means for children to engage in outdoor activities such as getting fresh air, sunshine, and exercise.

Families Bond Over Pets: Engaging in activities with your pets, such as walking the dog, enjoying the playful antics of a cat, or simply observing fish swim in their tank, can serve as a valuable team-building exercise for your entire family. When shared, these experiences can strengthen your family’s bond and create lasting memories.

Facts About National Kids & Pets Day

  1. Cats and dogs might be the most beloved pets, but up to 8 million of these animals end up in shelters.
  2. We have around 3,500 animal shelters across the country.
  3. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says approximately 4.1 million shelter animals are adopted each year (2 million dogs and 2.1 million cats).
  4. Can’t have a cat or dog in the house? Shelters have many animals including: iguanas, turtles, snakes, and even horses.

Celebrate National Kids and Pets Day by adopting or by spending extra time with your four legged friend! You can also check out our blog if you are thinking about adopting a cat or other pet.

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