|Ernest, Petey and Zeke|
We don't need a special day to understand this...but I love this holiday coming up, Change a Pet's Life Day. That's because this is a day to celebrate how amazing pets are, and to remind us all to give back.
This year Thursday, Jan 24 is Change a Pet's Life Day. The day was created for nationwide recognition of homeless pets in need of happy forever homes, which is an awesome way to change a pet's life. And I can think of other ways to give back for all the great things pets do for us, and change their life too.
|photo by Roy Gumpel|
Here are some ideas:
1. Sign your pet up for a class--Work on their obedience/manners class, or give them a challenge with agility, Rally-O, or another sport. Having something to engage their body and mind will improve their life.
2. Enrich your pet's environment--especially if you leave your pet home while you're at work. Give your pet some interactive toys, place a cat tree by a window, play some music or turn on the television while you're away.
3. Volunteer at a shelter or rescue group. There are many jobs you can do which will help change pets' lives.
4. Give a dog some exercise--Commit to giving your dog a nice walk at least once a day. Do you like to run? Some shelter dogs would love to run with you! Help an elderly neighbor by walking their dog. Keep dogs healthy by keeping them fit!
Change a pet's life...and I think it's going to change your life too.