Pet holidays are exceptional days to commemorate our furry friends. But, do you think these days are only to celebrate?
Holidays for pets draw our care towards them and promote adoption. In 2004, the National Dog Day was first organized for 26th August. Later, it headed over to the National Mutt Day, National Cat Day, etc.
Today, almost a quarter in a year is there for you to glorify, rescue and even adopt a pet. Pets have the most concise 3 holidays in a month!
Of course, many of the pet owners haven’t even aware of a few days. And, you might have unfortunately missed a few days that you wished to remember.
The bitter truth is the difficulty to track down all the pet holidays. But, an easy way to note down them is to have a list of them and keep a pet calendar!
So, we have compiled a list of all pet holidays including pet awareness days to save your time and effort!
Take note of these days month-wise and keep your bond stronger with the pet!
- January 2020 Pet Holidays
- February 2020 Pet Holidays
- March 2020 Pet Holidays
- April 2020 Pet Holidays
- May 2020 Pet Holidays
- June 2020 Pet Holidays
- Pet Holidays For July 2020
- Pet Holidays For August 2020
- Pet Holidays For September 2020
- Pet Holidays For October 2020
- Pet Holidays For November 2020
- Pet Holidays For December 2020
January 2020 Pet Holidays
A month for all beginnings, January is a mixture of fun and serious things. You can dedicate this month to your beloved cat, dogs and to the small pet squirrel.
The funniest part of this month is “Change a Pet’s Life Day” on 24th January. You can make this day wonderful by unchaining your dog for some time!
♥ Walk Your Pet Month
♥ National Train Your Dog Month
♥ Unchain a Dog Month
- January 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
- January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day in the US
- January 5: National Bird Day (United States)
- January 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day; Feast of the Ass
- January 17: Horse Day in Latvia
- January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day in North Carolina
- January 22: National Answer Your Cats Questions Day
- January 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
- January 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday
February 2020 Pet Holidays
February speaks more of love and you have a day to celebrate with your lovely pet on February 20. Also, you can show your love to the chained dogs for a week’s time (i.e. 3rd February to 9th February).
If you want to care for your pet, it is a purrfect month for it! And, you can say it as “Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.” It is the wish of a pet owner to spay his dog. But, spaying is much important and so mark February 26 (the World Spay day).
| ♥ Pet Dental Health Month
♥ National Cat Health Month
♥ Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
- February 1: The start of National Bird-Feeding Month (United States)
- February 2: Hedgehog Day in Italy
- February 7: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week (February 7-14)
- February 11: Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden (February 11-12)
- February 14: National Pet Theft Awareness Day in the US
- February 20: Love Your Pet Day
- February 22: Cat Day in Japan; Walking the Dog Day
- February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, National Dog Biscuit Day in the US
- February 25: World Spay Day (Last Tuesday in February)
March 2020 Pet Holidays
A month to honor the military and working dogs!
You can commemorate the sacrifice and service of your military dog on 13th March. It is also the month for celebrating non-traditional pets such as pigs and spiders.
You can also celebrate a week to recognize the professional pet sitters from 3rd to 10th March.
And, a week (17th March to 23rd March) is also for you to raise your voice on poison prevention.
|♥ Poison Prevention Awareness Month|
- March 1: National Pig Day, Horse Protection Day
- March 3: What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
- March 5: Crufts
- March 7: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (First Saturday in March)
- March 9: Professional Pet Sitters Week
- March 13: K-9 Veterans Day
- March 14: Learn about Butterflies Day
- March 16: National Animal Poison Prevention Week in the USA (Third Full Week in March)
- March 20: World Sparrow Day;
- March 23: Puppy Day
April 2020 Pet Holidays
In April, you can focus on the important aspects of pet care.
You will get to know about Pet ID, pet first aid, dog bite prevention, and dogfighting awareness.
This month is also celebrating your greyhounds, bulldogs, Siamese cats.
April 28 is the day for pet parents and you can celebrate your special day with pets!
| ♥ National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
♥ Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
♥ Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
- April 1: National Raw Feeding Week in the US
- April 4: World Rat Day; World Stray Animals Day
- April 7: International Beaver Day
- April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day in the US
- April 11: National Pet Day
- April 12: World Hamster Day
- April 13: National Dog Bite Prevention Week in the US (the second full week of April )
- April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
- April 19: Pet Owners Day
- April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
- April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day in the US
- April 26: World Veterinary Day (Last Saturday in April); National Pet Parent’s Day in the US (Last Sunday in April)
- April 26: Help A Horse Day; National Pet ID Week in the US (Third Full Week of April starting with Sunday); National Kids and Pets Day in the US
- April 27: Go Birding Day; Save The Frogs Day; Free Feral Cat Spay Day
- April 29: International Guide Dog Day (Last Wednesday in April)
- April 30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day in the US
May 2020 Pet Holidays
Celebrate the Mayday with your Mutt dog on 5th May. You can even dedicate a day for special pets on 3rd May. It is also the month for small and cute pets such as hamsters and turtles.
Be cheerful and appreciate your Chihuahua on May 14. And, hug your tabby all day on 30th May. So, May is the mix of celebration and care.
| ♥ Chip Your Pet Month
♥ National Pet Month
♥ Responsible Animal Guardian Month
- May 1: National Purebred Dog Day in the USA; Be Kind to Animals Week
- May 2: Ferret Day
- May 3: National Pet Week in the US (First Full Week in May); National Specially-abled Pets Day in the US; Mayday for Mutts (First Sunday in May)
- May 4: Puppy Mill Action Week in the US (Begins the Monday before Mother’s Day); Bird Day in the United States; Bird Day
- May 9: International Migratory Bird Day
- May 10: World Migratory Bird Day
- May 16: World Dog Day (Celebrated on the third Saturday of May)
- May 20: National Rescue Dog Day in the US
- May 23: World Turtle Day
- May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day
June 2020 Pet Holidays
Happy month for pet owners!
You can take your pooch and tabby to work and introduce them to your colleagues so that they will get new friends!
And, it is an awareness month about animal rights. Pet lovers celebrate June 16 to June 22 as Animal Rights Awareness Week. As pets need appreciation, appreciate your pet by giving treats from 2nd June to 8th June!
| ♥ Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA)
♥ National Pet Preparedness Month
♥ National Microchipping Month
- June 2: National Dog Day
- June 4: Hug Your Cat Day in the US
- June 7: Pet Appreciation Week
- June 9: World Pet Memorial Day
- June 16: World Sea Turtle Day
- June 21: National Dog Party Day in the US
- June 22: Take Your Dog to Work Week in the US
- June 26: Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)
Pet Holidays For July 2020
A month to remember your pet!
A fifth of July is the day for you to remember your unforgettable pet, which has been a part of your life.
It is the month for your mamba too! People who have snakes as pets can also celebrate a day with them on 16th July. Also, celebrate this day with your guinea pig.
Fire safety is more important for pets, too! Get awareness about pet fire safety on 15th July.
| ♥ Dog House Repair Month
♥ National Lost Pet Prevention Month
♥ National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
- July 1: National Dog’s Day in Poland
- July 2: International Dog Day (#IDD)
- July 11: All American Pet Photo Day
- July 12: Cow Appreciation Day
- July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day in the US
- July 16: World Snake Day
- July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day; National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day in the US
- July 31: Mutt’s Day
Pet Holidays For August 2020
An awesome month for canines!
The whole world will celebrate National Dog Day on 26th August. Dogs do wonderful jobs by aiding people with disabilities. These dogs need recognition and August offers a week for them!
Next, for your pooch, black cats are beautiful and awesome creatures. This month offers a day for them as well! Spend a day with your Black tabby on August 17.
Holistic pets will also get recognition this month!
|♥ National Immunization Awareness Month|
- August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
- August 2: International Assistance Dog Week (Starts on First Sunday in August)
- August 8: International Cat Day
- August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day in the US
- August 15: Clear the Shelters Day (Third Saturday of August); International Homeless Animals’ Day
- August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day in the USA; International Black Cat Day
- August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day in the US
- August 26: Dog Day (was founded by a woman – Colleen Paige – in 2004); World Dog Day (supported by the International Fund for the Protection of Animals)
- August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
- August 30: National Holistic Pet Day in the USA
Pet Holidays For September 2020
Begin this month by appreciating gorgeous ginger cats!
You will get awareness about the pet’s health this month. Pet owners should be aware of the fatal diseases in dogs and should take care of the unhealthy pets.
Rabies is the fatal disease and pet owner should be aware of it. Responsible dog owners should take steps for rabies prevention. So, note September 28 on your calendar as it is the World Rabies Day.
| ♥ Happy Healthy Cat Month
♥ National Pet Insurance Month
♥ Responsible Dog Ownership Month
- September 1: Boykin Spaniel Day
- September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day in the US
- September 13: National Pet Memorial Day in the US (Second Sunday of September); Hug Your Hound Day (Second Sunday of September)
- September 19: Responsible Dog Ownership Day (Third Saturday in September); Puppy Mill Awareness Day (Third Saturday in September)
- September 20: Love Your Pet Day; National Dog Week in the USA (Last Full Week of September); National Deaf Dog Awareness Week in the US (Last Full Week in September)
- September 21: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week (Last Full Week in September)
- September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
- September 26: International Rabbit Day
- September 28: World Rabies Day
Pet Holidays For October 2020
Celebrate this month with your Black dogs and black cats. Also, remember the veterinarians, who play a major role in our pet’s health.
Pitbull attacks are more and pet owners should get awareness about it. October 26 is the day for pitbull awareness and note it down as an important day.
Animal welfare is a major concern and you have a week to get awareness from 7th to 13th October! Obesity is the next thing to consider when speaking about the pet’s health. October has an awareness week for it, too!
| ♥ Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
♥ National Pet Wellness Month
♥ National Pitbull Awareness Month
- October 1: National Walk Your Dog Day in the US; National Fire Pup Day in the US; National Black Dog Day in the US; National Walk Your Dog Week in the US (First Week of October)
- October 2: World Farm Animals Day
- October 4: World Pet’s Day; World Animal Day
- October 16: Feral Cat Day; Hagfish Day
- October 27: Black Cat Appreciation Day (United Kingdom); National Pit Bull Awareness Day in the USA
- October 29: National Cat Day (United States)
Pet Holidays For November 2020
Say thanks to your pet in the thanksgiving month
Cook delicious food for your pet! Pet lovers should say thanks to the animal shelters as well as rescue centers. They provide a home to a lot of pets and this month offers a week’s time to recognize these centers!
| ♥ Adopt a Senior Pet Month
♥ Pet Diabetes Month
♥ Pet Cancer Awareness Month (AVMA)
- November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day in the US
- November 3: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week in the USA (First Full Week of November)
Pet Holidays For December 2020
A month to spend time your heroic horse, mutt dog, and cat herders! Pets have a few holidays this month. But, the happy holidays of this Christmas month has a lot to celebrate with your pets. Make these days sweeter for your pet!
|♥ National Cat Lovers’ Month|
- December 2: National Mutt Day (also on July 31)
- December 18: Underdog Day