2024 Pet Holidays: The Ultimate List Of Dog Celebrations

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If you haven’t noticed, we love pet 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

February: Pet Dental Month

March: Poison Prevention Awareness Month

April: Pet First Aid Awareness Month

May: Chip Your Pet Month

June: National Pet Preparedness Month

  • National Pet Preparedness Month (Disaster prep for dogs)
  • 1st Week – Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 8 – Best Friends Day
  • June 18 – Veterinary Appreciation Day
  • 2nd Week – Dog Bite Awareness Week
  • 2nd Tuesday – World Pet Memorial Day (How to deal with the death of your dog)
  • Week After Father’s Day – Take Your Pet to Work Week
  • Friday After Father’s Day – Take Your Dog to Work Day

July: National Lost Pet Prevention Month

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month (How To Find A Lost Dog & Tips To Avoid)
  • National Pet Hydration Month (Dog water bottles)
  • Dog House Repair Month (Dog Houses)
  • 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 11 – All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 15 – National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • 3rd Week – National Feed A Rescue Pet Week
  • July 31 – National Mutts Day (Find out your dog’s breed with a Dog DNA Kit)

August: National Immunization Awareness Month

September: Pet Insurance Month

  • National Pet Insurance Month (Is pet insurance worth it?)
  • National Guide / Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Memorial Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month (Find a pet sitter)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • September 8 – National Dog Walker Appreciation Day (Best dog walking apps)
  • 2nd Sunday – National Pet Memorial Day (Dog memorial options)
  • 2nd Sunday – National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 13 – Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • 3rd Saturday in September– Puppy Mill Awareness Day (Stop puppy mills)
  • 3rd Saturday in September – Responsible Dog Ownership Day (Vet checkup guide)
  • Week of September 24th – National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
  • 4th Thursday – Remember Me Thursday® to bring attention to the millions of adoptable pets in shelters and remember pets who need a second chance.
  • September 28 – World Rabies Day (Rabies symptoms)

October: Pet Wellness Month

November: Senior Pet Month

December: Cat Lover’s Month

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