National Pet Day is celebrated on April 11th, and is not to be confused with International Pets Day, which is held in August each year.

Pets are widely loved, and National Pet Day is a day dedicated to showing your love for your furry (or scaley or feathered) friends!

If you want to post pictures of your pets online today, why not pick one of our adorable captions to include with it?

boy playing and feeding guinea pig at home

10 heartfelt quotes about pets

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time”
– Neil Gaiman

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms” 
– George Eliot

“Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children” 
– Michael Morpurgo

 “Time spent with cats is never wasted”
– Sigmund Freud

“You do not own a dog. You have a dog. And the dog has you”
– Chelsea Handler

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”
– Terry Pratchett

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul”
– Pythagoras

“Who loves me will love my dog also”
– Proverb

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell”
– Emily Dickinson

A cute chocolate Labrador retriever dog looks up slightly cross-eyed at its owner as it takes a biscuit

Punny captions about pets

Being this cute must be so ruff

I will love you furever

Somepawdy loves you

You are paws-itively adorable!

Thanks for always being pawsome

You are the purr-fect pet

My pet is fur-ociously cute

I am feline fine on National Pet Day

You’re barking mad but I love you anyway!

I am so fur-tunately to have you as my pet

Sweet Insta captions about your pets

Home is where my pets are

A house isn’t a home without a dog

The perfect companion

The road to my heart is paved with paw prints

My best friend has four legs and fur all over

Animals > humans

My furry children

You really are man’s best friend

I love my pets more than you

You can’t buy happiness, but you can rescue it

So they call this puppy love

Anything is paws-ible with a dog by your side

This friendship is fur real

Crazy animal lady

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