Pet Owners Independence Day

Pet Owners Independence Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 18th of April. This is a tongue-in-cheek holiday that encourages pet owners to take the day off and lay around the house. According to the logic of this day, pets are the ones who don’t have jobs and sort of just drift through their lives by doing nothing all day.

Now pet owners can turn the tables on their pets and show them that they’re not going to work their fingers to the bone. Instead, these pet owners are going to encourage their pets to get a job — at least a job that lasts for 24 hours. When this holiday ends, pet owners can go back to working hard to make sure their pets have their needs met.

The History Of Pet Owners’ Independence Day

This holiday was created a few years ago by the owners of, Thomas and Ruth Roy. Their website is used to sell botanicals, herbs and spices, tea, spice blends, and herbal tea blends. This site also sells potpourri, essential oils, and other products. Of course, that’s only half of what this website does.

Thanks to its owners, it is also a site that has released some pretty wild holidays over the years. What kind of holidays have they created over the years? Besides Pet Owners’ Independence Day, other holidays can be found on this site called A Room of One’s Own Day, Lip Appreciation Day, and Don’t Step on a Bee Day.

Observing Pet Owners’ Independence Day

As the name of this holiday clearly states, this is a day that pet owners are encouraged to take the day off. Now, we’re not recommending that they not take care of the basic needs of their pet. After all, they still need to be fed and watered. All that this day is suggesting is that a pet owner should take the day off and spend the day lazing around the house.

That’s it. Oh, there might be one more thing that a person can do to celebrate this day. They can spread the word about it using the hashtag #PetOwnersIndependenceDay online. Let all pet owners know that this is their liberation day and they can take a break from pet owner responsibility, at least for a little while.

When is it?
This year (2023)
April 18 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
April 18 Thursday
Last year (2022)
April 18 Monday