2023 Dog Days

2023 Dog Days

January Pet Holidays & US Holidays

Walk Your Pet Month

Weight Loss Awareness Month

National Train Your Dog Month

Daily Pet Holidays

January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day 

January 8: Bubble Bath Day

January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 19: Get To Know Your Customers Day

January 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day


Daily US Holidays

January 1: New Year's Day

January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 28: National Fun at Work Day


February Pet Holidays & US Holidays

Pet Dental Health Month

Dog Training Education Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month)

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

February 19-25: National Justice for Animals Week

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

February 3: Annual Doggie Date Night

February 14: National Pet Theft Awareness Day in US

February 19: International Tug-of-War Day

February 20: Love Your Pet Day

February 22: Walking The Dog Day

February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day

February 28: World Spay Day (Last Tuesday in February)


Daily US Holidays

February 1: Chinese New Year

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 12: Super Bowl Sunday

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 20: President's Day

February 21: Mardi Gras


March Pet Holidays & US Holidays

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

March 5-11: Professional Pet Sitters Week (observed the first full week of March)

March 19-25: National Animal Poison Prevention Week (observed the third full week of March)

March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 3: World Wildlife Day

March 4: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Raise begins (First Saturday in March)

March 13: K9 Veterans Day

March 14: UK Dog Theft Awareness Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day


Daily US Holidays

March 3: Employee Appreciation Day

March 12: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17: St. Patrick's Day


April Pet Holidays & US Holidays

Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Canine Fitness Month (AKA Active Dog Month) 

Active Dog Month

April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week

April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week

April 9-15: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (observed the second full week of April)

April 9-15: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (observed the second full week of April)

April 17-23: National Pet ID Week (observed annually for 7 days beginning on April 17th)

April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (observed the third week in April)

April 23-29: National Scoop the Poop Week

April 4: World Stray Animals Day

April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 18: Pet Owners Day

April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

April 21: Get to Know Your Customers Day

April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 23: National Scoop the Poop Week

April 24: World Day for Laboratory Animals

April 26: International Guide Dog Day (observed the last Wednesday in April)

April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day

April 29: World Veterinary Day (observed the last Saturday in April)

April 30: National Pet Parents Day (observed the last Sunday in April)

April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30: National Therapy Animal Day


Daily US Holidays

April 1: April Fool’s Day

April 5: Passover Begins

April 9: Easter

April 10: National Siblings Day

April 13: Passover ends

April 15: Tax Day

April 22: Earth Day


May Pet Holidays & US Holidays

National Pet Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

National Foster Care Month

Chip Your Pet Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

May 1-7: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

May 7-13: Puppy Mill Action Week (observed the week before Mother's Day)

May 7-13: National Pet Week (observed the first full week in May)

May 7-13: American Humane Be Kind to Animals Week (observed the first full week of May)

May 1: National Purebred Dog Day

May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day

May 7: Mayday for Mutts (observed the first Sunday of May)

May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (observed the second Saturday of May)

May 13: National Dog Mom Day (observed the second Saturday of May)

May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

May 20: World Dog Day (observed the third Saturday of May)


Daily US Holidays

May 1: May Day

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 14: Mother's Day

May 29: Memorial Day


June Pet Holidays & US Holidays

National Adopt a Cat Month

National Pet Preparedness Month

National Microchipping Month

National Foster a Pet Month

June 4-10: Pet Appreciation Week (observed the first full week of June)

June 19-23: Take Your Pet To Work Week®

June 19-25: Animal Rights Awareness Week (observed the third week of June)

June 4: International Corgi Day

June 8: National Best Friends Day

June 13: World Pet Memorial Day (observed the second Tuesday in June)

June 21: Dog Party Day

June 23: Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 24: World Day against the abandonment of domestic animals (held on the last Saturday in June)


Daily US Holidays

June 8: Best Friends Day

June 14: Flag Day

June 18: Father’s Day

June 19: Juneteenth

June 21: Summer Solstice


July Pet Holidays & US Holidays

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Independent Retailer Month

July 1: National ID Your Pet Day

July 6: International Kissing Day

July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 20: Get To Know Your Customers Day

July 26: National Dog Photography Day

July 31: National Mutt Day


Daily US Holidays

July 4: Independence Day

July 23: National Parents Day

July 30: International Friendship Day


August Pet Holidays & US Holidays

Rawgust (celebrates raw feeding for our pets)

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Back-To-School Month

August 6-12: International Assistance Dog Week (observed the first full week in August)

August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 4: Assistance Dog Day

August 5: Work Like a Dog Day

August 6: Fresh Breath Day

August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

August 10: National Lazy Day

August 15: National Check the Chip Day

August 19: Clear the Shelters Day (observed the third Saturday of August)

August 19: International Homeless Animals’ Day (observed the third Saturday of August)

August 23: International Blind Dog Day

August 26: National Dog Day & World Dog Day

August 30: National Holistic Pet Day


Daily US Holidays

August 17: International Non-Profit Day


September Pet Holidays & US Holidays

National Pet Insurance Month

Pet-Sitter Education Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

National Pet Memorial Month

September 17-23: Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (observed the third week in September)

September 24-30: National Dog Week (observed the last full week in September)

September 24-30: National Deaf Pet Awareness Week (observed the last full week in September)

September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

September 10: National Pet Memorial Day (observed the second Sunday in September)

September 10: National Hug Your Hound Day (observed the second Sunday in September)

September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day

September 16: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day (observed the third Saturday in September)

September 16: Puppy Mill Awareness Day (observed the third Saturday in September)

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

September 28: Remember Me Thursday (brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and those who never got a second chance, observed the fourth Thursday in September)


Daily US Holidays

September 4: Labor Day

September 10: Grandparent's Day

September 11: Anniversary of September 11

September 15: Rosh Hashanah begins

September 17: Rosh Hashanah ends

September 25: National Daughter’s Day

September 28: National Sons Day


October Pet Holidays & US Holidays

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Pet Wellness Month

National Pitbull Awareness Month

National Women’s Small Business Month

October 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week (observed the first week of October)

October 1-7: Animal Welfare Week (observed the first full week of October)

October 15-21: National Veterinary Technician Week

October 1: National Walk Your Dog Day

October 1: National Fire Pup Day

October 1: National Black Dog Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 12: Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 19: Get To Know Your Customers Day

October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day

October 21: National Fetch Day (observed the third Saturday of October)

October 28: National Pitbull Awareness Day


Daily US Holidays

October 9: Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day

October 24: Yom Kippur Begins

October 25: Yom Kippur Ends

October 31: Halloween


November Pet Holidays & US Holidays

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Adoption Month

National Diabetes Month

November 5-11: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week (observed the first full week of November)

November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day

November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 17: Take A Hike Day

November 18: National Adoption Day (observed the Monday before Thanksgiving)

November 23: National Dog Show


Daily US Holidays

November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 11: Veterans Day

November 21: National Entrepreneurs Day

November 23: Thanksgiving

November 24: Black Friday

November 25: Small Business Saturday

November 27: Cyber Monday


December Pet Holidays & US Holidays

December 2: National Mutt Day

December 9: Int'l Day of Veterinary Medicine


Daily US Holidays

December 7: Hanukkah begins

December 15: Hanukkah ends

December 21: Winter Solstice 

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day

December 26: Kwanzaa begins

December 31: New Year’s Eve

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