Pet Celebration

Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners.

Read on to find many ways to celebrate what makes our pets special!


  • Post a picture of your pet on social media! If you take part in this activity, make sure to use the hashtag #HowDoYou62 on your social media accounts. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see your wonderful pets!
  • Have a dog? Take him or her on a walk through Heritage Park and enjoy the Heritage Park Story Trail at the same time.
  • Take a peek at some adorable puppy playtime, livestreamed courtesy of the Warrior Canine Connection.


The author presents 39 pets, many of them considered "exotic," and discusses what makes these pets unique, where they come from, and how to care for them, including proper habitat and feeding.

You Have a Pet What?! introduces young learners to unusual pets and uses a fun, factual approach to mastering early reading skills. In this title, readers will discover the duties of owning a pet skunk, bearded dragon, hedgehog, pygmy goat, mini pig, and ferret. 

In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behaviour through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that's what he is!)--and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners.

This installment of the Chicken Soup For the Soul series honors the unique and enduring love that people share with their cats and dogs.

A love story between veterans and the birds they nurse back to health. Full of remarkable people and colorful birds, this book reminds us that we all have the power to make a difference.


Monthly Pet Observances:

June - Adopt-A-Cat Month

July - National Lost Pet Prevention Month

August - DOGust

For a more comprehensive list of monthly, weekly, and daily pet-related observances, visit


Head back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!