Pet Holiday Calendar
Jan. 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day.
Jan. 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day.
Jan. 6: National Standard Poodle Day.
Jan. 5: National Bird Day.
Jan 7: Alaskan Malamute Day
Jan. 8: National Labrador Retriever Day.
Jan. 9: National Australian Shepherd Day.
Jan. 13: National French Bulldog Day.
Jan. 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day.
Jan 15: National American Eskimo Dog Day.
Jan. 16: National Bouvier de Flandres Day.
Jan. 20: Penguin Awareness Day.
Jan. 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Jan. 22: National Yorkshire Terrier Day.
Jan. 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day.
Jan. 22-26: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show.
Jan. 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day.
Jan. 24: Peanut Butter Day.
Jan. 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary.
Feb. 2: Sled Dog Day.
Feb. 3: Doggy Date Night.
Feb. 3: National Golden Retriever Day.
Feb. 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day.
Feb. 19: National Boston Terrier Day.
Feb. 20: Love Your Pet Day.
Feb. 22: Walking the Dog Day.
Feb. 22: National Wildlife Day.
Feb. 22: Walking the Dog Day.
Feb. 22: World Spay Day.
Feb. 23: National Dog Biscuit Day.
March 1: National Welsh Corgi Day.
March 1: National Pig Day.
March 3: World Wildlife Day.
March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day.
March 8: International Akita Day.
March 13: K-9 Veterans Day.
March 14: UK Dog Theft Awareness Day.
March 17: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day. (patron saint of cats)
March 19: Pet Mental Health Awareness Day.
March 20: World Sparrow Day.
March 23: National Puppy Day.
March 23. Cuddly Kitten Day.
March 25: National Newfoundland Dog Day.
March 27: National Terrier Day.
March 28: Respect Your Cat Day.
March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day.
April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week.
April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week.
April 10-16: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week. 2nd full week in April.
April 10-16: National Dog Bite Prevention Week. 2nd full week in April.
April 17-23: Veterinary Receptionist Week.
April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week. An effort by the Humane Society of the United States. Third week in April.
April 17-23: National Pet ID Week. Third week in April.
April 24-30: National Scoop the Poop Week.
April 1: International Bull Terrier Day.
April 2: National Ferret Day.
April 2: Every Day is Tag Day. Always the first Saturday in April.
April 4: World Stray Animals Day.
April 4: World Rat Day.
April 6: National Siamese Cat Day.
April 7: World Health Day.
April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.
April 8: National Catahoula Day.
April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day.
April 11: National Pet Day.
April 11: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day.
April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day.
April 12: World Hamster Day.
April 17: National Bat Appreciation Day.
April 18: Pet Owner’s Independence Day.
April 19: Dog Parent Appreciation Day.
April 19: National Cat Lady Day.
April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day.
April 22: Earth Day.
April 22: National Beagle Day.
April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day.
April 24: National Pet Parents Day. Always the last Sunday in April.
April 26: National Kids and Pets Day.
Last Sunday in April: International Search and Rescue Dog Day.
April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day.
April 27: International Guide Dog Day. Always the last Wednesday in April.
April 27: Free Feral Cat Spay Day.
April 29: Hairball Awareness Day. Last Friday in April.
April 30: World Veterinary Day. Celebrated on the last Saturday in April.
April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.
April 30: National Therapy Animal Day.
May 1: National Purebred Dog Day.
May 1: International Samoyed Day.
May 1: Wildfire Preparedness Day.
May 1: Mayday for Mutts. First Sunday in May.
May 4: Bird Day.
May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Second Saturday in May.
May 10: German Shepherd Day.
May 14: Migratory Bird Day Second Saturday in May.
May 14: National Dog Mom’s Day. Second Saturday in May.
May 20: National Rescue Dog Day.
May 21: World Dog Day.
May 21: Endangered Species Day.
May 23: World Turtle Day.
May 28: Feast Day of St. Bernard of Montjoux. The patron of hospices at two Alpine passes, later to be named Great and Little St. Bernard passes. The hospices were home to–you guessed it–St. Bernard dogs who were trained to find lost travelers.
June 1: International Sheltie Day.
June 4: Hug Your Cat Day.
June 4: International Corgi Day.
June 8: Best Friends Day.
June 8: World Ocean Day.
June 12: Peruvian Hairless Dog Day.
June 14: World Pet Memorial Day. Second Tuesday in June.
June 18: Veterinary Appreciation Day™
June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day.
June 20: Take Your Cat to Work Day®
June 20: Ugliest Dog Day.
June 21: National Dog Party Day.
June 21: National Dachshund Day. Always held on the summer solstice, this day celebrates these long dogs on the longest day of the year.
June 24: Cat World Domination Day.
June 24: Take Your Dog to Work Day®.
July 1: ID Your Pet Day.
July 4: International Whippet Day.
July 4: Independence Day. This US holiday is a nightmare for dogs; the sounds of fireworks causes many dogs to panic and run, resulting in many lost dogs every year.
July 6: World Zoonoses Day.
July 9: Coon Dog Day. Saturday following July 4th.
July 10: National Kitten Day.
July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day.
July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day.
July 16: Feline Leukemia Day.
July 13: World Snake Day.
July 21: World Collie Day.
July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day.
July 22: AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day or AAHA Day.
July 26: National Dog Photography Day. UK holiday.
July 31: National Mutt Day. Also see Dec. 2.
Aug. 1: National Yorkie Day.
Aug. 4: Assistance Dog Day.
Aug. 5: Work Like a Dog Day.
Aug. 8: International Cat Day.
Aug. 8: National Cat Day in Canada.
Aug. 10: Snoopy’s Birthday.
Aug. 10: National Spoil Your Dog Day.
Aug. 14: World Lizard Day.
Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day.
Aug. 16: Saint Roch’s Day. Patron saint of dogs.
Aug. 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day.
Aug. 17: National Nonprofit Day.
Aug. 20: Saint Bernard Day.
Aug. 20: International Homeless Animals’ Day. Third Saturday in August.
Aug. 21: Firefighters4paws Appreciation Day.
Aug. 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day.
Aug. 23: International Blind Dog Day.
Aug. 26: National Dog Day.
Aug. 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
Aug. 30: National Holistic Pet Day.
Sept. 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day.
Sept. 1: Boykin Spaniel Day.
Sept. 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day.
Sept. 8: National Iguana Awareness Day.
Sept. 11: National Pet Memorial Day. Second Sunday in September.
Sept. 11: National Hug Your Hound Day. Second Sunday in September.
Sept. 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day®.
Sept. 13: Scooby-Doo Day.
Sept. 17: National Pet Bird Day.
Sept. 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Third Saturday in September.
Sept. 17: Responsible Dog Ownership Day. Third Saturday in September.
Sept. 19: National Meow Like a Pirate Day.
Sept. 22: National Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Day.
Sept. 22: Remember Me Thursday®
Sept. 23: Dogs in Politics Day
Sept. 23: Adopted Dog Day.
Sept. 24: International Rabbit Day.
Sept. 24: World’s Largest Pet Walk.
Sept. 24: Old Yeller Day. Last Saturday of September.
Sept. 25: National Schnauzer Day.
Sept. 28: World Rabies Day.
Oct. 1: National Fire Pup Day.
Oct. 1: National Black Dog Day.
Oct. 1: National Walk Your Dog Day.
Oct. 2: Poodle Day.
Oct. 4: World Animal Day.
Oct. 4: World Pet Day.
Oct. 11: National Spoodle Day.
Oct. 12: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.
Oct. 14: Vet Nurse Day. Second Friday in October.
Oct. 15: National Pug Day.
Oct. 15: National Fetch Day.
Oct. 16: Global Cat Day.
Oct. 16: World Feral Cat Day.
Oct. 21: National Pets for Veterans Day.
Oct. 21: Reptile Awareness Day.
Oct. 22: National Make a Dog’s Day.
Oct. 27: National Black Cat Day in the UK.
Oct. 28: Plush Animal Lovers Day.
Oct. 29: National Cat Day.
Oct. 29: National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Last Saturday in Oct.
Oct. 30: National Treat Your Pet Day.
Nov. 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day.
Nov. 16: National Slobber Appreciation Day.
Nov. 17: National Black Cat Day. Also celebrated on October 27.
Nov. 17: National Take a Hike Day.
Nov. 23: Wolfenoot.
Nov. 24: National Border Collie Day.
National Dog Show. Always broadcast in the US on Thanksgiving.
Dec. 2: National Mutt Day. Also see July 31.
Dec. 4: World Wildlife Conservation Day.
Dec. 10: International Animal Rights Day.
Dec. 13: National Day of the Horse.
Dec. 15: National Cat Herders Day.
Dec. 27: Visit the Zoo Day.