Love Your Pet Day
Vernoique (left) and Kayla Irwin, 8-year-old twins, got a friendly kiss from Avu, a two-year-old Siberian Husky in Buffalo, N.Y., Feb. 14, 1999. Love Your Pet Day is Friday, Feb. 20. Reuters

Friday is the day to give your pet extra attention to commemorate Love Your Pet Day, which is celebrated on Feb. 20. Besides giving your dog, cat, rabbit or other pet more affection, there are a number of ways to celebrate the occasion, whether it’s buying a treat, pampering your pet, sending Love Your Pet Day e-cards or sharing pet-themed quotes. Below are a few ways to celebrate Love Your Pet Day on Friday.

Buy A Treat

Dog owners are especially in luck on Love Your Pet Day. The national chain Pet Supplies Plus is handing out free treats when you bring your dog to one of their stores in celebration of Love Your Pet Day. The chain also encourages dog owners to “join us for a day of pampering.” Some locations are even offering free baths for your pet. Check out the details here and here.

If you’re a cat owner, you can either buy your cat a treat or make some of your own with these recipes for heart-shaped tuna treats and catnip heart cookies at Cattster.

For pet rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, Petco sells carrot chews made with real carrot and rice bits for a fun way to protect your pet’s dental health.

Groom Your Pet

Pampering your pet “will make them feel so special and loved,” according to the Baymeadows Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Groupon is a great source to find pet grooming deals in your area.

Send A Love Your Pet Day e-Card

If you don’t have a pet but know someone who does, you can wish them a happy Love Your Pet Day with an e-card from There are 11 e-cards featuring dogs and cats from which to choose.

Share A Quote About Pets

These inspirational sayings will remind you why you love your pet so much:

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.” – Robert Wagner

“I really love pets. They're like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can't fool them.” – Donna Douglas

“I have had strange animals as pets all my life. I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact better with animals than people. Animals are direct, not duplicitous.” – Yvonne Craig

“As long as I can remember, I've always had pets. Something about the connection you share with this entirely different species just blows my mind.” – Reid Scott

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” – Josh Billings

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman

“If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.” – Martin Delany

“There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don't pet her for 10 minutes, she'll bother you for six hours.” – Scott Adams