April 11, 2022

Join the movement.

National Pet Day Off recognizes the important role pets play in your employees' lives. They give us joy, companionship, routine, and improved mental health. Join other forward-thinking employers who have already committed to participating in National Pet Day Off! Show your employees how much you care and how much you value their furry families.

Ways for your company to participate.

You can participate in National Pet Day Off in a few different ways:

  • Offer your team the full or half day off to spend with their pets.
  • Create an opportunity for your team to volunteer at a local animal shelter. Given the current global situation, Ukraine is especially in need of support. Here are some ways you can help.
  • Organize a fundraising drive for an animal-focused charity.
  • Spread the word about #NationalPetDayOff on your social media.

What is National Pet Day?

National Pet Day is a day of celebration. It’s a day to honor the joy and companionship pets bring to our lives. It was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, a pet & lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate. Her goal is to raise awareness of the importance of animals, as well as to the plight of many animals waiting in shelters to be rescued.

Who is behind National Pet Day Off?

Vetster is a pet telehealth company that connects pet parents and veterinarians via video chat 24/7. Vetster is passionate about incorporating pets into workplace culture. Learn more about Vetster.

Why should your company join the pledge?

Now more than ever, people choose their workplaces based on their values. People want to work for organizations where they feel recognized and respected within an inclusive work environment.

  • Stand out in the crowded hiring market by making it clear that you're a pet-friendly company.
  • Show your employees that you value pet parents.
  • Boost team morale.

Family structures are evolving


Of North American households have at least one pet.


More millennials own a pet than have a child.


Pet parents reporting their pet improved their mental health.

Who's already on board?