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Get Ready for Love Your Pet Day

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

This year Love Your Pet Day falls on the 20th February 2022. This great day is normally celebrated in the US, but what is stopping you from celebrating it in the UK?


History of Love Your Pet Day

The celebration was started by Heinrich Zimmermann in 1925, Berlin. A German writer and publisher of the magazine Man and his Dog he organised the first World Animal Day on March 25 1925.

Every year Zimmermann worked tirelessly on the promotion of Animal World Day. In May 1931, at a congress of the World's Animal Protection Organization in Florence, Italy, his proposal to make the 4th of October the day to remember animals worldwide was unanimously approved.

World Animal Day was chosen for the 4th October as it was the day of Francis of Assisi. Legend had it that he could talk to the animals, so when he died on the 4th October World Animal Day was officially adopted.

He proposed the world's first Animal Day on March 25 1925.
Heinrich Zimmermann

What day is it?

This Love Your Pet celebration day lands on the 20th February 2022.

How to Celebrate National Love your Pet Day

You can take part in a number of ways and show affection to our pets! With pet ownership still on the rise, it shows us how important pets are in our lives! On Love Your Pet Day we give back and celebrate all that dogs, cats, and horses do for us.

We shouldn't need a day to lavish our pets, but if you want some ideas on how to give something back on the 20th February 2022, here are a few ideas.

How to lavish your pet

  • Pamper him or her with some gentle grooming and a massage. Massages are enjoyable for both people and animals.

  • Take your dog for a welcome stroll in the park. Let them mingle and play with other dogs.

  • Take your horse out for a nice quiet hack.

  • Bake some healthy treats.

  • Wash their grooming brushes.

  • Take your dog to a pet store and let them choose a new toy.

  • Tell them how much you love them.

  • Buy them a new rug, collar or something you think they would enjoy.

Don't be afraid to be a pet owner

If you are not currently a pet owner, and you are looking for an excuse to have a loving four-legged bundle of fluff in your home, then there is so much love that can be passed back from our beautiful pets. Having a pet however is a life-changing decision, and one that should be taken seriously.

We may be biased but adopting a pet is one of the best things you can do, for both the animal and you. For many dogs, cats and horses you are giving them a second chance at life. In the past many have been abused, abandoned or just left on the streets to defend themselves. By adopting you are providing a loving home, warmth, food and love. Adopting is also good for your wallet and your soul.

Take your pet to his favourite pet store for a treat.

Looking for gift inspiration?

February 20th 2022, is for giving back to our pets. Why not treat your pet to some of these gifts? We have a variety of suggestions, but here are a few.

We hope you love this upcoming day of celebration with your pet. If you want to get involved in Love Your Pet Day, then we encourage you to share on social media using the hashtag #loveyourpetday #nationalloveyourpetday.

And if you treat your pet with an item from our website, feel free to tag us using our Instagram handle @clipitgroom

Enjoy your pet!

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