Group of pets: dog, cat, bird, rabbit

Today, Monday, April 11th, is National Pet Day! So, whether they're covered in fur, scales or feathers, give your pets some extra love.

Our four legged family members love us unconditionally, so why not do something special for your fur-babies today? Take them on a walk, give extra cuddles and kisses, or maybe buy them a new toy -- PetSmart is celebrating National Pet Day with 10% of the entire online store and $0.99 shipping! Or you can visit the PetCo website and use promo code "petday" for $10 off a purchase of $60.

There are plenty of ways to show you care! Check out 10 ways to celebrate at

One of the first idea's on Pet Day USA's website is "Adopt a pet from a local shelter...", and we have a few great local rescues in our area. Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue and 4 Paws Society Inc. are two amazing rescues, and you can always look up the different animal shelters in the area as well! Even if you aren't sure about adopting a new fur baby quite yet, you can become a foster parent. Rescues are always looking for foster moms and dads!

So, whether you celebrate with a new addition to the family or just by showing your four legged friends a little extra love, have the happiest of national pet days!


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