National Kitten Day

July 5, 2023

Covering Everything You Need To Know About The Holiday That Celebrates & Promotes Kittens

Can you think of anything more adorable than a kitten? Neither can we! That’s why we’re so excited for National Kitten Day on July 10th, 2023. This annual pet themed holiday honors and celebrates the fluffy, cuddly, and cute companion animals known as kittens. This article will discuss everything you need to know about National Kitten Day including the meaning behind the holiday and what makes kittens so great. 

The History Behind The Holiday

National Kitten Day was founded in 2012 by Colleen Paige, a pet & lifestyle expert. Colleen Paige is also an animal advocate and absolutely loves cats & kittens. She wanted to express her love and passion for cats and kittens by creating an annual holiday dedicated to them. 

Why Have A Holiday About Kittens

It may seem like a silly holiday, but there is actually a very important meaning behind National Kitten Day. The founder, Colleen Paige, created this holiday to encourage kitten adoption and shed some light on the importance of cat health and cat owner responsibilities. While many people consider cats/kittens to be low maintenance pets, they still require a great deal of care and attention. This holiday serves as a reminder to pay close attention to your kittens & cats needs. 

Why We Love Kittens

There are plenty of reasons to love kittens! But, not everyone is as kitten crazy as us. That’s why we took the time to create a small list of why we feel kittens are such amazing companion animals. 


The most obvious great quality about kittens is just how irresistibly cute they are. Kittens don’t need to try and be cute because they simply are cute. From their meows, to their tiny paws & ears, kittens are undeniably adorable and can melt even the coldest of hearts. 

Great Companions

Both kittens and cats make excellent companion animals. Although kittens/cats are typically not as obedient as dogs, they can be just as loyal, affectionate, and comforting. Having a kitten/cat in the house will make you feel less lonely and much happier knowing there is a small bundle of joy purring in your lap. 

Unconditional Love

The beauty of kittens, and pets in general, is their unconditional love. Our pets love us because we give them purpose and a place to call home. Caring for a kitten/cat is a very rewarding experience as it increases our ability and capacity to love. 



According to AKCReunite, owning a cat/kitten is good for your health. Studies show that caring for a cat/kitten can reduce stress and anxiety. Cats/kittens are essentially walking furry stress relievers because the relationship and interactions with cats/kittens is therapeutic and calming. 

How You Can Get Involved

National Kitten Day is an annual holiday and this year it will occur on July 10th, 2023. We encourage you to express your love for kittens and get involved with this amazing holiday this year. Here are a few ways you can observe National Kitten Day. 


Adopting a kitten or cat is a wonderful way to honor this festive, feline holiday. There are millions of cats/kittens in animal shelters across the country that desperately need a good home. You could be the one to save them and give them a good home. If you already have a cat or kitten, then we encourage you to do something nice for them on National Kitten Day. Consider getting them a new toy or maybe some tasty treats. 



If adoption isn’t a viable option for you, then you can donate your time, money, or pet supplies to your local animal shelter. There is a huge influx of animals entering shelters during the month of July and most animal shelters will take any help or donations they can get. 

Spread The Word

We also encourage you to spread the word about National Kitten Day on social media. Use the tag #nationalkittenday on social media platforms like FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter. Additionally, don’t forget to tell your friends, family, and fellow kitten lovers about National Kitten Day and the true meaning behind the holiday. 

More Articles Like This

We hope you enjoyed this article and that it sheds some light on why kittens are such amazing animals. For more pet-themed and pet-holiday articles like this, be sure to check out the blog section of the Cool Cats Professional Cat Sitting website. Thanks for reading and happy National Kitten Day!

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