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Pet Holidays through the year - to be updated ...

January Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Train Your Dog Month

  • Walk Your Pet Month

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day - January 2

  • National Pet Travel Safety Day - January 2

  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day - January 14

  • National Hug Your Puppy Day - January 21

  • National Answer Your Cat's Question Day - January 22

  • Change a Pet's Life Day - January 24

  • Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday 1929 - January 29

2022 Festivals and Events:

  • Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - January 22-26, 2021

February Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Beat the Heat Month

  • Dog Training Education Month

  • Feline Fix by Five Month

  • National Cat Health Month

  • National Pet Dental Health Care Month

  • National Prevent a Litter Month

  • Pet Dental Health Month

  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month

  • Responsible Pet Owner Month

  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

  • Unchain a Dog Month

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

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

  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 20-26, 2022 (Begins on the Fourth Week in February)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Sled Dog Day - February 2

  • Doggy Date Night - February 3

  • International Golden Retriever Day - February 3

  • National Pet Theft Awareness Day - February 14

  • Pet Theft Awareness Day - February 14

  • Love Your Pet Day - February 20

  • Spay Day USA - February 22, 2022 (Last Tuesday in February)

  • Walking the Dog Day - February 22

  • World Spay Day - February 22, 2022 (Last Tuesday in February)

  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - February 23

  • National Dog Biscuit Day - February 23


March

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • International Rescue Cat Awareness Month

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 20-26, 2022 (Third Full Week in March)

  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7

  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 6-12, 2022 (First Full Week in March)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • International Rescue Cat Day - March 2

  • If Pets had Thumbs Day - March 3

  • K-9 Veterans Day - March 13

  • Cuddly Kitten Day - March 23

  • National Puppy Day - March 23

  • Respect Your Cat Day - March 28

2022 Festivals and Events:

  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 5, 2022 (First Saturday in March) through March 20, 2022

  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 10-13, 2022

April Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Canine Fitness Month

  • Dog Appreciation Month

  • National Adopt a Greyhound Adoption Month

  • National Heartworm Awareness Month

  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

  • Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 17-23, 2022 (Third Week in April)

  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

  • International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 10-16, 2022 (Second Full Week in April)

  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 10-16, 2022 (Second Full Week in April)

  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - April 10-16, 2022

  • National Pet ID Week - April 17-23, 2022 (Third Week of April)

  • National Raw Feeding Week - April 1-7

  • National Scoop the Poop Week - April 24-30

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Every Day is Tag Day - April 2, 2022 (First Saturday in April)

  • National Siamese Cat Day - April 6

  • National Pet Health Insurance Day - April 7

  • Dog Farting Awareness Day - April 8

  • National Dog Fighting Awareness Day - April 8

  • ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) - April 10

  • National Hug Your Dog Day - April 10

  • 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, 2022 (Last Sunday in April)

  • National Kids and Pets Day - April 26

  • Free Feral Cat Spay Day - April 27

  • International Guide Dog Day - April 27, 2022 (Last Wednesday in April)

  • National Little Pampered Dog Day - April 27

  • Hairball Awareness Day - April 29, 2022 (Last Friday in April)

  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30

  • National Animal Advocacy Day - April 30

  • National Therapy Animal Day - April 30

  • Pet Tech CPR Day - April 30, 2022 (Last Saturday in April)

  • World Veterinary Day - April 30, 2022 (Last Saturday in April)

2022 Festivals and Events:

  • AKC National Agility Championship - April 1-3, 2022

May Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Be Kind to Animals Month

  • Chip Your Pet Month

  • National Pet Month

  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 1-7, 2022 (First Full Week in May)

  • National Pet Week - May 1-7, 2022 (First Full Week in May)

  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 2-8, 2022 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Mayday for Mutts - May 1, 2022 (First Sunday in May)

  • National Purebred Dog Day - May 1

  • National Specially-abled Pets Day - May 3

  • International Doodle Dog Day - May 7, 2022 (First Saturday in May)

  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - May 8

  • National Dog Mom's Day - May 14, 2022

  • National Rescue Dog Day - May 20

  • International Hug Your Cat Day - May 30


June Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Cat Month

  • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

  • National Microchipping Month

  • National Pet Preparedness Month

  • Social Petworking Month

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 19-25, 2022 (Third Week in June)

  • National Pet Wedding Week - June 12-18, 2022

  • Pet Appreciation Week - June 5-11, 2022 (First Full Week in June)

  • Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 20-24, 2022 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father's Day which is on June 19, 2022)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Hug Your Cat Day - June 4

  • National Animal Rights Day - June 5, 2022 (First Sunday in June)

  • Missing Mutts Awareness Day - June 11, 2022 (Second Saturday in June)

  • World Pet Memorial Day - June 14, 2022 (Second Tuesday in June)

  • Ugliest Dog Day - June 17, 2022

  • Garfield The Cat Day - June 19

  • National Pets in Film Day - June 19

  • Take Your Cat to Work Day - June 20, 2022 (Monday of the Third Full Week in June)

  • National Dog Party Day - June 21

  • Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 24, 2022 (Friday after Father's Day which is on June 19, 2022)

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This is Pixie - a Teacup Chihuahua that belongs to our brothers family. This is one of her puppy pictures and she has grown into her ears!

July Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Lost Pet Prevention Month

  • National Dog House Repairs Month

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Kitten Day - July 10

  • 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

  • Mutt's Day - July 31

August

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 14-20, 2022 (Second Week in August)

  • International Assistance Dog Week - August 7-13, 2022 (Starts on First Sunday in August)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - August 1

  • Assistance Dog Day - August 8, 2022 (Monday of International Assistance Dog Week)

  • International Cat Day - August 8

  • Spoil Your Dog Day - August 10

  • Check the Chip Day - August 15 (Pet Microchips)

  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17

  • Clear the Shelters Day - August 20, 2022 (Third Saturday of August)

  • International Homeless Animals Day - August 20, 2022 (Third Saturday of August)

  • National Homeless Animals Day - August 20, 2022 (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: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month

  • Animal Pain Awareness Month

  • Happy Cat Month

  • National Guide Dogs Month

  • National Service Dog Month

  • Pet Smile Month (UK)

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - September 18-24, 2022 (Last Full Week in September)

  • Deaf Dog Awareness Week - September 18-24, 2022 (Last Full Week of September)

  • National Deaf Dog Awareness Week - September 18-24, 2022 (Last Full Week in September)

  • National Dog Week - September 25 - October 1, 2022 (Last Week of September)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Ginger Cat Appreciation Day - September 1

  • National Dog Walker Appreciation Day - September 9, 2022 (Friday after Labor Day)

  • National Hug Your Hound Day - September 11, 2022 (Second Sunday of September)

  • National Pet Memorial Day - September 11, 2022 (Second Sunday of September)

  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September 17, 2022 (Third Saturday in September)

  • Puppy Mill Awareness Day - September 17, 2022 (Third Saturday in September)

  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September 17, 2022 (Third Saturday in September)

  • Meow Like a Pirate Day - September 19

  • Dogs in Politics Day - September 23

  • World Rabies Day - September 28

October Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Dog Month

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

  • Black Cat Awareness Month

  • National Pet CBD Month

  • National Pet Wellness Month

  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month

  • National Service Dog Month

  • Wishbones for Pets Month - October 15, 2020 - November 30, 2020

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Black Dog Day - October 1

  • National Fire Pup Day - October 1

  • National Walk Your Dog Day - October 1

  • World Pet's Day - October 4

  • Vet Nurse Day - October 14, 2022 (Second Friday in October)

  • National Fetch Day - October 15, 2022 (Third Saturday in October)

  • National Pug Day - October 15

  • Global Cat Day - October 16

  • National Feral Cat Day - October 16

  • National Pets for Veterans Day - October 21

  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 22, 2022 (Fourth Saturday in October)

  • National Black Cat Day (U.K) - October 27

  • National Cat Day - October 28

November Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month

  • National Pet Awareness Month

  • National Senior Pet Month

  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month

  • Pet Diabetes Month

  • Wishbones for Pets Month - October 15, 2020 - November 30, 2020

2022 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week - November 6-12, 2022 (First Full Week of November)

  • National Cat Week - November 6-12, 2022 (First Full Week of November)

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Cook for Your Pets Day - November 1

  • National Black Cat Day - November 17

  • Humane Society Anniversary Day - November 22

  • Coton de Tulear Day - November 26

December

2022 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Mutt Day - December 2

  • International Day of Veterinary Medicine - December 9

  • International Animal Rights Day - December 10



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