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A household pet can bring joy to a family, and in many cases, make a family.

Events

Pet Holidays

2021 Pet Holidays and Awareness Dates

January

  • 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • 24 – Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • 29 – Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

February

  • 14 – Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • 20 – Love Your Pet Day
  • 22 – Walking the Dog Day
  • 25 – World Spay Day

March

  • 13 – K9 Veterans Day
  • 23 – Puppy Day
  • 28 – Respect Your Cat Day

April

  • 8 – Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • 10 – Hug Your Dog Day
  • 11 – Pet Day, Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • 23 – Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • 28 – International Guide Dog Day
  • 30 – Therapy Animal Day

May

  • 3 – Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • 9 – Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • 20 – Rescue Dog Day

June

  • 4 – Hug Your Cat Day
  • 21 – Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • 25 – Take Your Dog to Work Day

July

  • 1 – ID Your Pet Day
  • 15 – Pet Fire Safety Day
  • 31 – Mutt’s Day

August

  • 1 – “DOGust 1st” Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • 5 – Work Like a Dog Day
  • 21 – International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • 22 – Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • 26 – Dog Day

September

  • 8 – Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • 18 – Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • 23 – Remember Me Thursday Day
  • 28 – World Rabies Day

October

  • 4 – World Animal Day
  • 9 – Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • 16 – Feral Cat Day
  • 21 – Pets for Veterans Day
  • 29 – Cat Day

November

  • 1 – National Cook for Your Pets Day

December

  • 5 –International Volunteer Day

2021 National Awareness Months

  • January – Walk Your Dog Month, Train Your Dog Month, Unchain a Dog Month
  • February – Cat Health Month, Pet Dental Month, Responsible Pet Owners Month, Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, Dog Training Education Month
  • March – Pet Poison Prevention Month
  • April – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, Active Dog Month, Pet First Aid Awareness Month, Heartworm Awareness Month
  • May - National Pet Month, Foster Care Month, Chip Your Pet Month
  • June – Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, Foster a Pet Month, Pet Preparedness Month
  • July – Lost Pet Prevention Month, Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • August – Immunization Awareness Month
  • September – Service Dog Month, Responsible Dog Ownership Month, Disaster Preparedness Month
  • October – Animal Safety and Prevention Month, Adopt-a- Shelter Dog Month, Pet Wellness Month
  • November – Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Senior Pet Month, Pet Awareness Month
  • December – Cat Lovers’ Month, Safe Toys and Gifts Month