National Pet Day: April 11. Purrfect Ways To Celebrate Your Pets.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

It's National Pet Day On April 11th!

 

Today is National Pet Day. Fur-real! Of course, in my own home, every day is National Pet Day... and my cat, Mr. Marlow, and my dog, Bingo, totally agree!

 

National Pet Day was founded in 2005 by the well-known animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of the many different kinds of animals awaiting  fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues all around the globe.

 

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."

--- Ernest Hemingway

 

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”
 
--- Roger Caras

 

 

7 Purrfect Ways To Celebrate National Pet Day

  

1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or rescue organization. See the short list below of places where you can adopt a pet in the Charlotte metro area. But keep in mind during the COVID-19 SHELTER-IN-PLACE orders, it may not be possible to adopt today at some shelters; at others you may need to make an appointment in advance. In any case, call before heading out to a shelter.

2. Foster a pet. Shelters are asking for help and looking for temporary homes. .


3. Donate blankets, food and toys to a local shelter or rescue organization. Make a monetary contribution. Most organizations have a way to do it on their website page.

4. Host a National Pet Day party and celebrate all your pets with your friends!

5. Photograph your pets and post them on your Facebook page! 

6. Assist an ill, elderly, or a financially struggling neighbor or friend by purchasing pet food and other needed items for their pets and deliver them (with appropriate social distancing, of course).

7. Buy your pet a new toy (or several new toys, for that matter).

And you can always cook up some pet treats for your dog... allrecipes.com provides some great alternatives. SimplyPets.com provides some great ideas for homemade cat treats.

 

 

 

 

ADOPTING A SHELTER PET IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA

 

Adopt A Shelter Pet In Charlotte, NC

 

CAROLINA P.A.W.S. (PET ADOPTTION & WELFARE SOCIETY)

 

P.O. Box 365, Waxhaw, NC 28173

(704) 916-9138

More information about adopting at Carolina P.A.W.S.

 

 

Carolina PAWS


 

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE

2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-0534

More information about adopting at the Humane Society of Charlotte

 

 

Humane Society of Charlotte

 

 

These are just two places where you can adopt a dog or cat in the Charlotte area. We have more rescue societies and shelters, including Greater Charlotte SPCA and Furever Angels Animal Rescue.

 

Meet my boys, Mr. Marlow and Bingo. Both were adopted from Charlotte area shelters. How handsome are they? And very smart, too! They are both all set to celebrate National Pet Day today (and every day).

 

           

 

 

 If you've been thinking about adding a cat or dog to your household, why not save a life and adopt a shelter pet? National Pet Day is the perfect day to do so.

 

 

This information about National Pet Day provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realtyyour Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts and pet lovers/parents. We've been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers and their four-legged family members for 20+ years.

 

 

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Comments (44)

Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

I scored an appointment at the groomers for late this afternoon Nina! My pup gets to have a spa day today - that worked out perfectly! I'll have to share before & after pics, if I don't forget to take them that is :) 

Happy Sunday!

Apr 11, 2021 10:16 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- we have loved all of our pets. For now, our "pets" are our backyard birds and squirrels and the bluebird boxes we monitor. We thought about a dog again but the birds and squirrels voted "no"

Apr 11, 2021 10:56 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina you do a great job of promoting all of these event!!!

Apr 11, 2021 12:06 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope your post will encourage some families to adopt a pet.

Apr 11, 2021 01:44 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good afternoon Nina! It seems like their is a National Pet day each month. If only I was a pet

Apr 11, 2021 02:16 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Did not realize National Pet day.  Ironically have been on a string of K'9 movies this past few days.  Best remember to give Halley her pooch cup (ice cream) this evening.  Mark

Apr 11, 2021 02:28 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello, Will... as you know, I'm all about the pets and the pet shelter cause.

Apr 11, 2021 02:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Mark... don't think I've ever fed my dog any ice cream... afraid he would be asking for it every day!

Apr 11, 2021 02:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Rocky... there is something pet-related every month... and that's fine with me.  Shelter pet adoptions adoptions are one of my "pet" causes.

Apr 11, 2021 02:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... I'm always hopeful that my posts encourage at least one person to adopt.

Apr 11, 2021 02:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks, George... you already know how near and dear to my heart the shelter pet adoption cause is.

Apr 11, 2021 02:47 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... I can understand that... Bingo doesn't give the squirrels a chance in our yard.

Apr 11, 2021 02:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Andrea... my Bingo was in for his spa day earlier this week. Wish I had as many spa days as he does! :)))

Apr 11, 2021 02:48 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

What a fun and informative read about National Pet Day! Our cats reminded us at breakfast time this morning...EARLY!!!

Jeff

Apr 11, 2021 03:14 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina love your illustration photo, just to be clear it is National Pet Day in our home every day:))

 

www.endrebarath.com

Apr 11, 2021 09:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

sorry to take up such a big space, meant to say it is National Pet day in our home every day and the photo was to illustrate the same:)Endre

Apr 11, 2021 09:17 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

No need for a special day for our Sheldon.  He has one every day, 365.

Apr 12, 2021 01:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Endre... as I said in my post, it's National Pet Day in our home everyday, as well... and I'm not complaining (nor are Bingo and Mr. Marlow).

Apr 12, 2021 03:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... cats seem to be able to remind us of all sorts of things that are important to them.

Apr 12, 2021 03:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... yup! Same here... 24/7/365 it's all about our fur babies!

Apr 12, 2021 03:46 AM