It’s National Love Your Pet Day!


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Give your furry friend extra treats and cuddles because February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day!

According to the Nature’s Recipe Love Your Pet Day National Survey, 26 percent of Americans consider their dog to be their best friend.

Here are the top 5 reasons why American’s love their dogs:

  • My dog gives me unconditional love (57 percent)
  • My dog helps comfort me when I’m sad (45 percent)
  • My dog makes me look forward to coming home (33 percent)
  • My dog helps me be a more loving as a person (27 percent)
  • My dog teaches me to be more patient (26 percent) provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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