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Pet Holidays & Celebrations

With so many wonderful, interesting, and fun pet holidays there are to be celebrated, I thought it would be helpful to keep a calendar of them here! This page has national, international, and world pet days. If you know of any I’ve missed, please let me know! There are a gazillion awesome animal holidays, too! Discover them on the Animal Holidays page.

January Pet Holidays

Month:

  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Walk Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month

2017 Days:

  • National Pet Travel Safety Day – January 2
  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day – January 2
  • National Bird Day – January 5
  • National Bird Day – January 6
  • National Cuddle Up Day – January 6
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day – January 14
  • National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day – January 22
  • Change a Pet’s Life Day – January 24
  • Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday – January 29

February Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Beat the Heat Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Pet Oral Health Care Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

2017 Weeks:

  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week – February 7-14, 2017

2017 Days:

  • Pet Theft Awareness Day – February 14
  • World Cat Day – February 17
  • Love Your Pet Day – February 20
  • National Walk Your Dog Day – February 22
  • Cuddly Kitten Day – February 23
  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – February 23
  • Spay Day USA/ World Spay Day – February 28

March Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month

2017 Weeks:

  • Professional Pet Sitters Week – March 5-11, 2017
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week – March 19-25

2017 Days:

  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day – March 3
  • K-9 Veterans Day – March 13
  • National Puppy Day – March 23
  • Respect Your Cat Day – March 28

April Pet Holidays

Month:

  • National Greyhound Adoption Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Pet Month

2017 Weeks:

  • International Pooper Scooper Week – April 1-7
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week – April 9-15
  • National Pet ID Week – April 16-22
  • Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week – April 16-22

2017 Days:

  • Every Day is Tag Day – April 1
  • National Siamese Cat Day – April 6
  • National Dog Fighting Awareness Day – April 8
  • National Hug Your Dog Day – April 10
  • Dog Therapy Appreciation Day – April 11
  • National Pet Day – April 11
  • Pet Owners Independence Day – April 18
  • Pet Owners Day – April 19
  • Bulldogs are Beautiful Day – April 21
  • National Lost Dog Awareness Day – April 23
  • National Pet Parent’s Day – April 24
  • Hairball Awareness Day – April 26
  • Free Feral Cat Spay Day – April 27
  • National Kids and Pets Day – April 29
  • World Veterinary Day – April 29
  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – April 30
  • National Tabby Day – April 30

May Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Lyme Disease Prevention Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • National Chip Your Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month

2017 Weeks:

  • National Pet Week – May 7-13
  • Be Kind to Animals Week – May 7-13
  • Puppy Mill Action Week – May 8-12
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week – May 21-27

2017 Days:

  • National Purebred Dog Day – May 1
  • Hug Your Cat Day – May 3
  • National Specially-abled Pets Day – May 3
  • Mayday for Mutts – May 7
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day – May 8
  • International Chihuahua Appreciation Day – May 14
  • International Chihuahua Appreciation Day – May 14
  • International Hug Your Cat Day – May 30

June Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Adopt-a-Cat Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • Social Petworking Month

2017 Weeks:

  • Pet Appreciation Week – June 4-30
  • Take Your Pet to Work Week – June 18-24

2017 Days:

  • Hug Your Cat Day – June 4
  • World Pet Memorial Day – June 11
  • National Garfield Day – June 19
  • Ugliest Dog Day – June 20
  • National Dog Party Day – June 21
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day – June 23
  • Cat World Domination Day – June 24
  • Take Your Cat to Work Day – June 24

July Pet Holidays

Month:

  • National Dog House Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • Beat the Heat

2017 Days:

  • All-American Pet Photo Day – July 11
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day – July 15
  • National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day – July 21
  • No Pet Store Puppies Day – July 21
  • National Mutt Day – July 31

August Pet Holidays

Month:

  • National Immunization Awareness Month

2017 Weeks:

  • International Assistance Dog Week – August 6-12 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
  • Pet Fashion Week – August 27- September 2

2017 Days:

  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs – August 1
  • Work Like a Dog Day – August 5
  • International Cat Day – August 8
  • Spoil Your Dog Day – August 10
  • National Check the Chip Day – August 15
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day – August 17
  • International Homeless Animals Day – August 19 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Homeless Animals Day – August 19 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Take Your Cat to The Vet Day – August 22
  • National Dog Day – August 26
  • Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day – August 28
  • National Holistic Pet Day – August 30

September Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership
  • National Disaster Preparedness Month
  • National Guide Dogs Month
  • National Pet Memorial Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month

2017 Weeks:

  • National Dog Week – September 24-30 (Last week of September)
  • Deaf Pet Awareness Week – September 24-30 (Last week of September)
  • Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week – September 24-30 (Last week of September)

2017 Days:

  • Ginger Cat Appreciation Day – September 1
  • National Hug Your Hound Day – September 10
  • National Pet Memorial Day – September 10
  • Puppy Mill Awareness Day – September 16
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day – September 16
  • Dogs in Politics Day – September 23
  • World Rabies Day – September 28


October Pet Holidays

Month:

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • Adopt-A-Dog Month
  • Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Service Dog Month

2017 Weeks:

  • Animal Welfare Week – October 1-7 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Walk Your Dog Week – October 1-7
  • National Veterinary Technician Week – October 15-21

2017 Days:

  • National Black Dog Day – October 1
  • National Fire Pup Day – October 1
  • World Animal Day – October 4
  • World Pet’s Day – October 4
  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – October 11
  • National Feral Cat Day – October 16
  • National Pitbull Awareness Day – October 27
  • National Cat Day – October 29


November Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Pet Awareness Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month

2017 Weeks:

  • National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week – November 6-12 (First Full Week of November)

2017 Days:

  • National Cook for Your Pets Day – November 1
  • National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day – November 7
  • National Black Cat Day – November 17
  • Humane Society Anniversary Day – November 22


December Pet Holidays

Month:

  • Cat Lover’s Month

2017 Days:

  • National Mutt Day – December 2
  • Cat Herder’s Day – December 15

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