Oh, do we love our pets! We love em’ every day, but today is the official National Pet Day, so let’s be a little extra—they deserve it!

The Top 2 ways to celebrate are to adopt a new pet and/or to pamper the pets we have :)

So, keep scrolling for the best of the best in the Boise area for both of those things.

And here's a little more about the holiday :)

National Today says, “National Pet Day is April 11, although if you’re a pet owner, you know there’s not a day that goes by that you don’t celebrate your animal companion!”

I couldn’t agree more! But get this, there are also extreme health benefits to having pets.

National Today expounds, “Over the past 10 years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been a partner in research to determine the physical and mental benefits of having a pet. It turns out that not only can pets steal our hearts, but they also contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels.”

How cool is that?

So, like I said, let’s be a little over-the-top today for our incredibly loving pets—they deserve it!

There are a large number or places to spoil your pets in the Boise area, but here are some the best spots for adopting, grooming, and getting supplies or their favorite treats!

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