With almost 50% of UK citizens owning a pet, it is easy to see how important our animal friends are to us. With the first domesticated animal being.. .you guessed it, the all time favourite dog. Thought to have first been domesticated between 13,000 and 30,000 years ago!
Over the years our love for our small friends has grown and diversified to include a whole range of species, from tarantulas and lizards to birds and sugar gliders.
Here are some fun facts for you to help you celebrate today: https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/20-curious-facts-about-pets-thatll-make-you-love-them-even-more-757860/
Have a great day!