Pet Owners Independence Day - April 18
Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Pet Owners Independence Day

Pet Owners Independence Day is a fun worldwide holiday that encourages you to look at pets differently. On this day, let their owners lie on their beds, eat good food and rest, and let the animals do their jobs. Naturally, this is all in jest, because it’s hard to imagine a guinea pig writing a monthly report! The holiday is celebrated annually on April 18.


There is no reliable information about Pet Owners Independence Day. But we know a great deal about pets. Archaeological excavations have shown that for 12,000 years animals have played the role of pets. Researchers agree that dogs were the first to be domesticated. They originally served practical purposes: to protect people’s homes from other animals and strangers, and to help them hunt.

Cats were domesticated later. According to extant information, it happened in the third millennium B.C. in Ancient Egypt. They were graceful, beautiful, carefree and affectionate. Cats were a sacred animal in the state and were always near the pharaohs. Later, cats were in demand in farming, as they could effectively catch rodents that were a danger to crops. Today, cats are breed as playful and easy to train animals.

Interesting facts

  • There are about 400 breeds of dog and 100 varieties of cat in the world.
  • Birds can also be had as pets. A prime example is parrots.
  • Ninety-five percent of people talk to their animals. It has been proven that dogs can perceive human speech. They respond to intonation and timbre.

How to celebrate

If you have a dog or cat, you can try to teach the animals to do things that people do. Let them learn how to open doors and fetch slippers. See if it works! Buy the animals new toys that day. They will be delighted!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users what kind of pets they have?

When is Pet Owners Independence Day Celebrated in 2024?

Pet Owners Independence Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on April the 18th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday April 18 2024
Friday April 18 2025