National Pet Rock Day - September
Sun, Sep 3, 2023

National Pet Rock Day

National Pet Rock Day is an unusual, slightly strange day on the calendar. What do you know about pets? September 4 is a day dedicated to a pet that only brave, creative people can get. We are talking about stones as pets.


The Pet Stone is the creation of advertising director Gary Dahl. In the spring of 1975, he introduced his pet, a small, smooth stone. Surprisingly, since then millions of people have acquired such pets, because they are completely unpretentious – you don’t need to walk with them, take them to the veterinarian, or feed them. Most importantly, stones never die. The first stone, which Dahl presented as his pet, was sold with its own house – a box with special holes. By the way, this a box was quite expensive.

Interesting Facts

  • Gary Dahl came up with the idea of ​​raising a stone as a pet after many friends complained about the difficulties associated with raising and caring for ordinary pets.
  • After some time, Gary prepared instructions for caring for a stone pet. The document demonstrated the author’s amazing sense of humor.
  • The boom in stones was active, but short, because they cost quite a lot: $4, which is $18 today.

How to take part

Listen to a song written by country artist Bill Pineo, dedicated to his son who adored his pet rock. Read about these unusual pets, try to find fun instructions for raising them. Make for yourself the same unpretentious pet, along with its own house. By the way, hundreds of such stones are being sold on the Internet. If your friends support the passion for animated stones, throw a party where all the guests introduce their pets to each other.

When is National Pet Rock Day celebrated in 2023?

National Pet Rock Day is observed on the first Sunday of September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 3 2023
Sunday September 1 2024
Sunday September 7 2025
Sunday September 6 2026