According to, today (April 11) is National Pet Day 2016.

The site says that Nation Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige (Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate) to celebrate the joys pets bring to our lives and to create awareness about the many kinds of animals waiting to be adopted at shelters and rescues all around the globe. Colleen Paige says, " MILLIONS of unwanted animals perish everyday due to to just being "unwanted". I'd like to ask animal lovers everywhere to pledge to give $5 a month to their favorite animal shelter or rescue to help support animals in need."

I adopted my English bulldog Jax last year and he has become a great companion. I take him with me on road trips and everyone seems to love Jax wherever we go. I salute Jax today on National Pet Day!


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