All American Pet Photo Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the All American Pet Photo Day

All American Pet Photo Day is observed on 11 July 2020 to encourage pet owners to spend some time with their pets and to recognize the importance of pets in human life. Get more information about the history of All American Pet Photo Day, facts, quotes, and how to celebrate the All American Pet Photo Day 2020 from this article.  

Niranjani | Updated Jul 10, 2020 16:25 PM

All American Pet Photo Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the All American Pet Photo Day

All American Pet Photo Day 2020

All American Pet Photo Day is celebrated on July 11 of every year across the country. All American Pet Photo Day 2020 is aimed at the significance of pets in daily lives and sharing one's personal love and connections with their pets. This All American Pet Photo Day is the time for pet animals to dress and show off the day. 

Pet, any animal that people hold as a source of companionship and joy. In 2016, the association of American Pet products calculated that about 78 million dogs and 86 million cats were owned in the United States. On this day, whether they may be four-legged doggy or furry, birds or squirrels, make them their favourite pose and click it right away.

What is the history of All American Pet Photo Day?

The creator and the history of All American Pet Photo Day is unknown. Pet keeping can therefore be defined as a symbiotic relationship that benefits both animals and human beings. Since pet raising has been practiced from prehistoric times to the present, and since animals are found in almost every culture and community, pet raising obviously serves a deep, fundamental human need. 

The first domesticated animal was almost certainly a dog by the West Asians and Egyptians, with its native wolves being tamed. In Western Iran rock art positions the wolf's domestication around 12,000 years ago. Dogs and cats were our very first pets, but other species were domesticated in the course of time.

Throughout Europe and Asia, the dogs have domesticated separately about 2,000 years apart. Cats were first domesticated around the 16th century BC in Egypt. In the 19th century, animal interest originated as a hobby that led to pet keeping of all sorts from chinchillas to rabbits, birds, etc. So, over the decades, pets have become an important part of human life. This day is the remainder for the pet owners to take extra care of their pets and encourage the non-pet owners to adopt one pet from the animal shelter.

What is the importance of having a pet animal?

Many pet owners are mindful of the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with the animals they are accompanying. Many of us, however, remain unaware of the benefits of physical and mental health, which can also accompany the pleasure of cuddling up to a furry friend. Senior pet owners reported a 30% lower call for medical treatment compared to non-pet owners. That indicates that pets' stress-relieving benefits not only keep us safe but also save money on costly medical expenses. Some of the benefits are listed below:

  • Help to control blood pressure

  • Reduce the stress level

  • Decrease the triglyceride levels

  • Reduce the loneliness

  • Promote outdoor activities

  • Source of exercise

  • Improve the social skills

  • Enhance the mood

  • Feel safe

  • Being a companionship

  • Boost the vitality

How to observe the All American Pet Photo Day?

Celebrate All American Pet Photo Day by dressing up your pets and take a walk and click some photos. Gift some favourite toys or foods for pets. Not every pet animal can get along with a camera, take time and give their favourite thing and take the photos. Use #AllAmericanPetPhotoDay on social media and share the best photo of your pet.

Pet - Facts

  • Since ancient times, pets have been owned by humans, and almost every single community around the world has a history of pets

  • The word ‘pet’ comes from the word ‘petty’ in Middle English, which means ‘small’

  • Historically, pet ownership was a symbol of prosperity and free time

  • Dogs were the first domesticated animal and so, most likely, the first companion of human ancestors

  • In 10,000 BC, archeologists found a grave dug where its inhabitant was buried along with a dog. This is the earliest evidence of human-dog relationship

  • Ancient Egyptian paintings first featured mice catching cats in 3000 BC, around the time Egyptians started storing grain indoors

  • Old Egyptians kept hyenas, tigers, and monkeys as pets, but none were worshiped as commonly as the cat

  • In the 1860s the first dog shows were held in America

  • The first aquarium for the London Zoo was built by Phillip Henry Gosse in 1850, encouraging more people to keep the fish as pets. He also created the term 'aquarium’

  • Fish are America's most common pet, with more than 142 million of fishes are in American households

  • Every year nearly 6.5 million pets join American animal shelters

  • Cats and dogs are America's second and third-most-popular pets with 88.3 million and 74.8 million

  • Pet ownership rises more than ever, almost 60 percent in American households holds at least one pet

  • Animals make people feel important and included, thus growing the mental wellbeing

  • Children who have a pet dog appear to be less anxious

Pets - Quotes

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

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. - Chevy Chase

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber

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

Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period. - Frances Wright

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans. - Robert Wagner

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. - Emily Dickinson

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All American Pet Photo Day 2020 - FAQ

1. Why is having a pet important?  

Pet animals are part of everyday lives. They provide companionship but also emotional support, minimize the levels of stress & feel isolation and increase social activities, and contribute to the self-esteem and positive emotional growth of a child.


2. What was the first animal to tame?  

Goats were actually the first animals to be domesticated and sheep followed closely. Chickens have also domesticated in Southeast Asia around 10,000 years ago.


3. What is the best pet in the world?  

People's true and loyal best friend is a dog. Pet dogs do not beat cats, fish or birds but more households have at least one dog in them than any other pet, making dogs the world's most popular pet.


4. What is the best pet for anxiety?  

Dogs and cats are the most common pets for reducing anxiety. If the family members are allergic to dogs or cats, find a pet that can stay in a small cage such as a guinea pig or a hamster.