Dog Holidays & Pet Events

Below is a list and calendar of dog holidays and other great pet events celebrated throughout the year.

People love to celebrate and having special days that involve the family pet, are all the better! Below are special days, of every month of the year, that celebrate pets and animals.

You will find that most all the events are to increase awareness and promote animal health and welfare. And there is always plenty of things to do as local pet shelters, rescue groups, animal hospitals, pet businesses, and city governments host special pet events on these days. So get involved, volunteer, or just support these events by getting out there with your pet and just have a good time.

note: Actual dates may change slightly year to year. If you know of any other special days or dog holidays that celebrate our furry friends and aren't listed contact us and we'll add them to our list!

Dog Holidays & Pet Events

January

» National Train Your Dog Month
» National Walk Your Pet Month
» National Pet Travel Safety Day - Jan 2
» National Dress Up Your Pet Day - Jan 14
» Squirrel Appreciation day – Jan 21
» National Answer Your Cat's question Day – Jan 22


February

» Responsible Pet Owners Month
» National Prevent a Litter Month (Humane Society)
» Pet Dental Health Month, Feb 1-28
» Have a Heart for Chained Dogs, Valentines Week
» Pet Theft Awareness Day - Feb 14
» Love your pet day - Feb 20
» Walking the Dog Day - Feb 22
» National Dog Biscuit Day - Feb 23
» Spay Day USA - Feb 23


March

» National Pig Day - Mar 1
» National Horse Prevention Day - Mar 1
» Professional Pet Sitter's Week - 1st week of March
» If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Mar 13
» K9 Veterans Day - Mar 13 K9 Veterans
» Learn About Butterflies Day - Mar 14
» Pet food Recall of 2007 anniversary - Mar16
» Pet Poison Prevention Week - 3rd week in March
» Sparky the Fire Dog's Birthday - Mar 18
» National Puppy Day - March 23


April

» Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
» National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
» National Heartworm Awareness Month
» National Pet Month
» National Animal Control Appreciation Week, 2nd wk in Apr
» ASPCA Day - Humane Organization Birthday - Apr 10
» National Pet Day - April 11
» National Pet ID Week, 3rd week in Apr
» Save the Frogs Day - Apr 16
» Pet Owners Independence Day - Apr 18
» National Hairball Awareness Day - Apr 25
» National Kids & Pets Day - Apr 26
» Earth Day - Apr 22
» World Veterinary Day - Last Saturday in April


May

» National Disabled Pets Day - May 3
» National Pet Week - 1st week of May
» Be Kind to Animals Week - 1st week of May
» Puppy Mill Action Week - first full week in May
» Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - 2nd Sat in May
» National Dog Bite Prevention Week 3rd week of May


June

» Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
» Hug Your Cat Day Jun 4
» World Pet Memorial Day - Jun 12
» Go Fishing Day - Jun 18
» Take Your dog to Work Day - Jun 20


July

» Cow Appreciation Day - Jul 12
» National Pet Fire Safety Day - Jul 15
» Mutt's Day - Jul 31


August

» DOGust: Universal Birthday of Rescued Dogs - Aug 1
» International Assistance Dog Week - 1st full week in Aug
» World Cat Day - Aug 8
» Pet Fashion Week - last week of Aug
» National Dog Day - Aug 26
» National Holistic Pet Day - Aug 30


September

» National Pet Insurance Month
» National Pet Memorial Day - 2nd Sun in Sep

» Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day - Sep 13
» Dogs in Politics Day - Sep 23
» World Rabies Day - Sep 28
» International Rabbit Day - 4th Sunday of Sep
» National Dog Week - Last Full Week of Sep


October

» Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
» National Animal Safety and Protection Month
» National Animal Pet Wellness Month
» World Farm Animal Day - Oct 2
» St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day - Oct 4
» National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - 2nd Wed in Oct
» National Feral Cat Day - Oct 16
» National Cat Day - Oct 29


November

» Senior Pet Month
» Pet Cancer Awareness Month
» Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
» National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - 1st full week of Nov


December

» National Mutt's Day - Dec 2
» World Wildlife Conservation Day - Dec 4
» Visit the Zoo Day - Dec 27


If you know of any dog holidays that need to be added to our ever growing list, please use our contact form to send us the information.





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