That’s right, April 11th is National Pet Day! You may be used to spoiling your fur baby on a daily basis, but an entire day dedicated to pets is the perfect excuse to dedicate even more time to loving and appreciating your furry friend. It’s time to send out those “Sorry, I can’t, I have plans with my dog” texts and keep reading today’s blog, written by special guest blogger Laura Morgan from our fellow B Corp business P.L.A.Y., to learn how to celebrate National Pet Day the right way with your best friend!
#1 MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE MOST HIGH-QUALITY PET PRODUCTS
Did you know that P.L.A.Y., an eco-friendly pet products manufacturer in San Francisco, began after their founder couldn’t find a dog bed good enough for his beloved pug Momo? No matter how far they searched, Momo’s owners were constantly disappointed by the low quality, lack of washable features, and frankly, ugliness of dog beds on the market. That’s why they created a company dedicated to making things better for pets, people & the planet. In fact, the filling in P.L.A.Y.’s beds and toys is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and they’ve saved over 4 million from entering landfills!
How far have you gone to make sure your pet has the best possible bed or toys? If you’re doubting your choice, check out P.L.A.Y.’s wide selection of comfy, durable, 100% machine washable, stylish and eco-friendly pet products.
#2 GIVE YOUR PET PLENTY OF PLAYTIME
We all know that dogs & cats alike LOVE playtime, but did you know that playtime & exercise is actually vital for your pet’s health? The best way you can love your pet on National Pet Day (and every day) is by devoting time to play. Not only will this strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend, but playtime can help get your pup’s energy out all the while creating a healthier lifestyle. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that playtime isn’t complete without the best dog toys.
Lucky for you, P.L.A.Y. also offers a wide selection of fun and whimsical plush toys, from their newest Willow’s Mythical Plush Toy Collection and fan-favorite American Classic Collection, to their durable Rope Toys and treat dispensing Wobble Ball enrichment toy. Time to get your pet’s National Pet Day Present wrapped up!
#3 HELP RESCUE PETS AROUND THE WORLD
You might be thinking, what do rescue pets have to do with treating your own pet? Well, if you’re lucky enough to have a furry friend or two in your life, you should know that loving them is just as important as loving pets who have yet to find their forever home. It’s hard to know where to start when approaching the task of helping shelter pets, but due to the multitude of giving back programs out there these days, helping those in need is easier than ever – with a little guidance.
One of the most effective ways to make an impact on shelter pets is by providing them with a cozy bed to sleep on, instead of the cold, concrete floor found in most shelters. In fact, giving shelter pets a cozy place to sleep is proven to improve their mood, make them more comfortable and help lead to quicker adoption! That’s why P.L.A.Y. created their Warm Bellies Program – for every bed purchased online, they’ll donate one to a shelter pet in need! So, while you’re searching for the perfect pet bed, you’ll actually be helping a pet in need too. Upgrade your dog’s bed and help a shelter pet today!
Well, now you’re ready to make sure your pet has the best National Pet Day ever! We hope you enjoyed these tips on how to treat your pet, and remember – it’s not what we have, but who we have that matters – especially when that who is a dog.