Wow, you humans sure do love holidays. I’m not complaining because when Mom told me there was a whole week dedicated to appreciating pets, I was pumped! Since my pet parents are the best at showing me they care, I wanted to share some of their tips and tricks to hopefully help some of your pet owners who need a little inspiration:

One word, treats. Whether they be my usual faves or some new organic, tasty delights, Mom is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in dog treats! They might be a norm in this house but if you aren’t already grabbing a bag for your furry friends, this is one sure-fire way to get their tails wagging each day!

Endless belly rubs. I’m going to let you all in on a little secret… belly rubs are the bomb! Give a few hundred tummy scratches to your favorite pet each week and they will be smitten – guaranteed.

Always make time for play time. My humans sure do love to play. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing most of the work when we play catch (come on Dad, you can run after it sometimes too!) but I know my humans love me most when they still head outside with me after a long day at work.

Road trips. It’s not always easy finding a dog-friendly hotel and packing up my many necessities for a weekend roadie but my humans always let me tag along. Knowing they can’t stand the thought of leaving me home with Grandma shows me just how much they love having me around.

Who better than a pet himself to reveal the secrets to giving your pet the extra love they need? Remember, it’s never too late to show the ones you love you care. How do you show your pets you love them? Share with me on Facebook or tag me in your Pet Appreciation Week photos on Instagram!

Ears Truly,

One Up Max