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The Ultimate List of 2021 Pet Holidays

January 9, 2021

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If you haven't noticed, we love pet holidays here at Team K9! The only thing better than human holidays is having an excuse to celebrate our beloved pets. Here is the go-to guide to all the pet holidays this year, in 2021. Get ready to celebrate!

 

January

Month-Long Celebrations

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 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day

 

February

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

Pet Dental Health Month

Dog Training Education Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Pet Dental Health Month

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

Daily Pet Holidays

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

February 3: Annual Doggie Date Night

February 15-16: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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

 

March

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March 7-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week (observed the first full week of March)

Daily Pet Holidays

March 13: K9 Veterans Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

 

April

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Canine Fitness Month (AKA Active Dog Month)

April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week

April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week

April 11-17: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (observed the second full week of April)

April 17-24: National Pet ID Week (observed annually for 7 days beginning on April 17)

Daily Pet Holidays

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: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 24: World Veterinary Day (observed the last Saturday in April)

April 25: National Pet Parents Day (observed the last Sunday in April)

April 28: International Guide Dog Day (observed the last Wednesday in April)

April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

 

May

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

National Pet Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

National Foster Care Month

Chip Your Pet Month

May 2-8: Puppy Mill Action Week (observed the week before Mother's Day)

May 2-8: National Pet Week (observed the first full week in May)

Daily Pet Holidays

May 1: National Purebred Dog Day

May 2: Mayday for Mutts (observed the first Sunday of May)

May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day

May 8: National Dog Mom Day (observed the second Saturday of May)

May 8: Vet Nurse Day

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

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

 

June

Month-Long Celebrations

National Pet Preparedness Month

National Microchipping Month

National Foster a Pet Month

June 6-12: Pet Appreciation Week

June 21-25: Take Your Pet To Work Week

Daily Pet Holidays

June 8: National Best Friends Day

June 8: World Pet Memorial Day (observed the second Tuesday in June)

June 21: Dog Party Day

June 21: Take Your Pet To Work Day

June 26: Take Your Dog To Work Day

 

July

Month-Long Celebrations

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Daily Pet Holidays

July 1: ID Your Pet Day

July 6: International Kissing Day

July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 26: National Dog Photography Day

July 31: National Mutt Day

 

August

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

National Immunization Awareness Month

August 2-8: International Assistance Dog Week

Daily Pet Holidays

August 4: Assistance Dog Day

August 5: Work Like a Dog Day

August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

August 21: International Homeless Animals’ Day

August 26: National Dog Day

August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

 

September

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

National Pet Insurance Month

Pet-Sitter Education Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

September 12-18: Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (observed the third week in September)

September 19-25: National Dog Week (observed the last full week in September)

September 19-25: Deaf Pet Awareness Week (observed the last full week in September)

Daily Pet Holidays

September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

September 12: National Pet Memorial Day (observed the second Sunday in September)

September 12: National Hug Your Hound Day (observed the second Sunday in September)

September 18: Puppy Mill Awareness Day (observed the third Saturday in September)

September 19: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

 

October

Month-Long Celebrations

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Pet Wellness Month

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

October 17-23: Veterinary Technician Week

Daily Pet Holidays

October 1: National Black Dog Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 4: World Pet Day

October 9: Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 16: National Fetch Day (observed the third Saturday of October)

October 26: National Pitbull Awareness Day

 

November

Month & Week-Long Celebrations

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Adoption Month

November 7-13: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week (observed the first full week of November)

Daily Pet Holidays

November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day

November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 17: Take A Hike Day

November 20: National Adoption Day

 

December

Daily Pet Holidays

December 2: National Mutt Day

December 9: Int'l Day of Veterinary Medicine

 

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