It’s Pet Appreciation Week and we want to know why and how you appreciate your pet!

At the Ottawa Paw Pantry, we are all about pet appreciation because we recognize the importance of pets in our lives. They offer us unconditional love, becoming an extension of our family and we’d do anything to keep them healthy and safe!

So in honour of Pet Appreciation Week, we want you to share your pet stories with us!

Tell us the reasons why you love your pet. Tell us how you got them or what they mean to you or how they affect your lives or how their cute little pet quirks make you smile on a daily basis! Share your story and a selfie with your pet and we will publish the best stories and selfies on June 21st, National Selfie Day!

The best story/selfie will win a Paw Pantry t-shirt!

Post your selfie and story on Facebook or Instagram by June 16th by tagging the Ottawa Paw Pantry and hashtag it #YOWfurbuds.

Or send your selfie and story (1-2 paragraphs) to