Today is National Pet Day according to the National Days Calendar and we've got some great ideas for you to get your celebration going!

Some great ways to observe this day include adopting (see our Awesome Adoptable Dog of the Week)  or volunteering at a Lubbock shelter like Lubbock Animal Services, donating to a shelter, or simply taking time with your pets and doing something extra special with them! Get out and enjoy the sunshine with your dog at one of our many Lubbock parks and our dog parks! .

Here are some more ideas from the National Pet Day website:

Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to care for the animals.

Donate blankets, food and toys to a favorite animal welfare organization.

Have a National Pet Day party and celebrate all your pets!

Spend the day taking photos of your pets and then post them on our Facebook page!

Assist an ill, elderly or a financially struggling neighbor or friend by purchasing pet food, hay or needed items for their pets.

Buy your pet a fun new toy....or two...or five.

Enjoy your pets. Happy National Pet Day!