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

Dog on a beach

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? 

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Sadie is a dog mom to an adopted Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and has been dog sitting for more than 10 years. When not writing and doing graphic design for Canine Journal, she can be found traveling and doing pet photography for friends and family.

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