April 11 is National Pet Day!

Whether you have a dog, a cat, or something more unusual like a snake or lizard, today is the day to make them know how special they are.

While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages people to pay special attention to our furbabies (and those with scales and feathers).

Volunteering at your local shelter will bring some happiness to the animals there and may improve their chances of finding a forever home. Or perhaps you could donate some food.

Remember, that adopting a pet is a long-term commitment so spend some time thinking what pet would be right for your lifestyle.