National Kids And Pets Day is a day to learn more about how to pair animals with kids and when it would be okay for a child to get their first pet. Giving children pets can be beneficial for both the child and the pets—if you choose the right pet at the right time. This holiday was first created in 2005 by Colleen Paige, a former EMT and a celebrity pet and family lifestyle expert. She created this day to not only help further the bond between pets and children and to emphasize the importance of instilling safety measures for children and pets when they're together. If you’re celebrating #NationalKidsAndPetsDay this is a great opportunity to consider giving one of the animals in your area a new home. It’s never too late to adopt!