At the Animal Rescue Site, we celebrate shelter pets every day of the year.
But on December 5, we kick our usual appreciation of everything rescued into high gear to observe Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on December 5. Do you know why?
What is Celebrate Shelter Pets Day?
Celebrate Shelter Pets Day was founded in 2010 when The Humane Society and Maddie’s Fund launched a social media campaign called “Shelter Pets Take Over Facebook Day.” After realizing people were more likely to adopt a pet after hearing from other adopters, they urged rescued pet parents to flood the internet with heartwarming photos and stories about how adoption changed their life.
“Sharing the story of how much your pet means to you on Celebrate Shelter Pets Day is a powerful way to get pets adopted,” a Maddie’s Fund representative, Amy Zeifang, explained. “When people looking for a pet hear how much their friends and family love their adopted pets, and how much their pets have added to their lives, they’ll be eager to have that same joy themselves.”
When is Celebrate Shelter Pets Day?
Celebrate Shelter Pets Day will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.
Holiday or not, early December is a great time to champion animal adoption. Winter is always a busy time for animal shelters, especially after a pandemic that’s left already overcrowded shelters flooded with animals desperate for care.
How do you observe Celebrate Shelter Pets Day?
Celebrate Shelter Pets Day is the perfect opportunity to share your pet’s rescue story! Tell us about how your rescued pet came into your life and all the ways your dog or cat has changed it for the better.
Celebrate Shelter Pets Day is the perfect excuse to spam your Facebook friends (including us) with all those adorable pet pictures you haven’t gotten around to sharing. Spreading the word about how your rescue changed your life is one of the best ways to encourage other people to consider animal adoption. Let’s see those rescued pet pictures!
What are you doing for Celebrate Shelter Pets Day?
Help Rescue Animals
Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free! →