2020 Pet Holidays: Ways To Celebrate Your Dog Each Month

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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

July: National Lost Pet Prevention Month

August: National Immunization Awareness Month

September: Pet Insurance Month

  • Dog At Vet: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?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)
  • September 13 – National Pet Memorial Day (Dog memorial options)
  • September 13 – National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 13 – Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 19 – Puppy Mill Awareness Day (Stop puppy mills)
  • September 19 – Responsible Dog Ownership Day (Vet checkup guide)
  • September 20-26 – National Dog Week
  • September 20-26 – National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
  • September 24 – Remember Me Thursday® takes place on the fourth Thursday of September each year 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

What is 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 two cats. 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.

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. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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