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Today, April 11th, is National Pet Day (ahem…the best holiday ever). We’re taking the day to treat our pets like royalty — more so than we already do — and to share our love for them on all the social media. To really dive into National Pet Day celebrations head-first, we scoured the internet and found some of the best National Pet Day puns that we’ll spring on our friends when they’re least expecting it. Sorry, pals, but in our world, everyone celebrates National Pet Day whether they want to or not.

Of course, treating your pets is a wonderful way to show them your love on National Pet Day. But reaching out to homeless pets in your community can really make a meaningful impact. Call up your local animal shelter to see if you can volunteer your time or donate pet supplies. You can also donate funds to your local Humane Society, SPCA, or the national Humane Society and/or the ASPCA.

National Pet Day was established in 2005 by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige. Via the Pet Day website, you can pick up sweet Pet Day merchandise and take note of some ideas on how to observe and celebrate the holiday.

1It’s called science. Look it up.

2We want to know what in the heck that alpaca is packing.

3It’s Chef Boyardog!

4Ooh, what’s her secret?

5Scaredy cat.

6A hedgehug is worth the prickles.

7That quaff though.

8With extra spice.

9Our favorite new musical group:

10And our new favorite solo act:

11You’ve cat to be kitten me.


13We’re ready for it.

14But, it’s cool. We like it there.

15We’re starting a new band called Counting Cows. Inquire within.

16Take a pigture, it’ll last longer.

17They’re honestly pretty riduckulous.

Happy National Pet Day! We hope you make the most of it and have a tail-wagging good time.