Pet Holidays: Always a Reason to Celebrate

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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. For the past few years we’ve been sharing our favorite pup special occasions on social media (see our Pet Holiday Pinterest board), but thought it would be nice to have them all in one place so you can reference them and plan accordingly. Here is your ultimate go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond… Pet owners and animal lovers rejoice!

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Pet Holidays in January

Dog on a leash


Two dogs sleeping


  • 1st Week – Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • 23 – National Puppy Day


Dog on a beach

  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Awareness Month (How to get rid of ticks)
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • 11 – National Pet Day
  • Last Saturday – World Veterinary Day (Ask a pet doc)




  • 31 – National Mutts Day


  • Third Saturday – National Homeless Animals Day
  • 26 – National Dog Day


  • National Guide Dogs Month (More info about psychiatric service dogs)
  • 2nd Sunday – Hug your Hound Day
  • Varies – Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Day (More info)
  • 21 – Dance with Your Dog Day
  • 28 – World Rabies Day


Shelter dog


Older dog looking sad


What are your favorite pet holidays? Did we miss any? 

Although she doesn’t have any pets herself, Sadie is a huge animal lover including her sister’s Bloodhound Jack and adores her mom’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Lucy. She is always up for pet sitting and doing pet photography for her friends and family.

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