Today is National Pet Day! This is an opportunity to spoil your pets even more than usual. Show them how much you love them by buying them a new toy or maybe letting them indulge with their favorite treats! Let them know they are your heroes!

There are so many unwanted, abused, or neglected animals. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). So, this could also be an opportunity to adopt from a shelter or rescue and give an animal the home and love they deserve. If you already have pets or don’t have the means to own a pet right now, you can also donate.

Visit San Diego Humane Society’s website to learn more and adopt today.

For some fun and creative ways to celebrate National Pet Day, click here.

To learn more about the founder and history of National Pet Day: