2019 Pet Holidays: Ways to Celebrate Your Dog (Year-Round)

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If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays is an excuse to celebrate our beloved pets and spread awareness about our furry friends.

Here is your ultimate go-to guide to all the pet holidays this year and beyond… Pet owners and animal lovers get ready to celebrate.

January: Train Your Dog Month & Walk Your Dog Month

Dog on a leash

February: Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, Pet Dental Month & Responsible Dog Owner Month

Two dogs sleeping

March: Poison Prevention Awareness Month

April: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month & More

May: National Pet Month

June: National Pet Preparedness Month

July: National Lost Pet Prevention Month

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • July 1 – ID Your Pet Day (Dog ID tags)
  • July 4 – Dogs are often frightened by fireworks so keep them calm during this stressful holiday. (Dog firework tips)
  • July 15 – National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 31 – National Mutts Day (Adopt don’t shop)

August: National Immunization Awareness Month

September: Responsible Dog Ownership Month, Guide Dog Month, Pet Sitter Month & Pet Memorial Month

  • National Guide Dog Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • National Pet Memorial Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • 2nd Sunday – National Pet Memorial Day (Dog memorial options)
  • 3rd Saturday – Puppy Mill Awareness Day (Stop puppy mills)
  • 3rd Saturday – Responsible Dog Ownership Day (Vet checkup guide)
  • September 21 – Dance with Your Dog Day
  • Last Full Week – National Dog Week
  • September 28 – World Rabies Day (Rabies symptoms)

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month & More…

Shelter dog

November: Senior Pet Month

Older dog looking sad

December Pet Holidays

What are your favorite dog holiday? Did we miss any? 

About The Author:

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of pets started from an early age with her childhood cocker spaniel, Peanut, and cats Lucy and Tabby. She is currently dog mom to Lexie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

As a professional dog sitter for more than a decade, Sadie has cared for dozens of canines of various breeds, sizes and temperaments. The responsibility of caring for others' pets has helped her understand the importance of giving animals a loving home. She has experience potty and house training as well as teaching dogs tricks such as sit and shake. Sadie is passionate about canine well-being so she feeds her pup all-natural meals and no table scraps. Carrots and sweet potatoes are her picks for healthy treat alternatives.

Sadie and her husband live in Washington DC and enjoy walking Lexie to nearby dog parks or patios and taking her canine companion on trips. Having an adventurous, long-haired Blenheim means frequent baths and home grooming to maintain a clean coat. A small dog also requires more frequent dental care and Sadie is proactive with Lexie's oral hygiene.

She has been covering dog-related topics since 2012 and is proud to share her latest personal experience, resources and information with fellow pet parents.

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