Pet Holidays To Put on the Calendar This Year


Over the past year, celebrating has looked a little different. Virtual hangouts, masked outings, elbow-bumps—we’ve made a slew of adjustments to help keep one another safe. Throughout one of the most unpredictable years, your pet has been there for you every step of the way. Consider each month’s pet holidays to put on the calendar this year for days to celebrate your furry friend at home.


Even though the month is almost up, you can keep these national holidays in mind for when the next January rolls around.

  • Jan. 2: Pet Travel Safety Day
  • Jan. 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • Jan. 22: Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • Jan. 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day

These diverse holidays provide the opportunity to kick off any New Year right. From travel safety awareness to putting your pet in their favorite getup, January has a whole host of days to have fun with.


  • Feb. 3: Golden Retriever Day, Annual Doggie Date Night
  • Feb. 15-16: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • Feb. 20: Love Your Pet Day


This arsenal of holidays joins St. Patrick’s Day as a reason to celebrate this March.

  • Mar. 13: K9 Veterans Day
  • Mar. 23: Puppy Day, Cuddly Kitten Day

Quinn’s Mercantile has an excellent repertoire of must-have animal lover gifts to treat your furry companion, fellow pet admirer, or yourself with.


  • Apr. 4: World Stray Animals Day
  • Apr. 11: Pet Day
  • Apr. 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Therapy Animal Day


With Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day already popped on your calendar, don’t forget these pet holidays to put on the calendar this year.

  • May 8: Dog Mom Day, Vet Nurse Day
  • May 20: Rescue Dog Day
  • May 30: Hug Your Cat Day


  • June 8: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 21: Dog Party Day, Take Your Pet to Work Day


In addition to July 4th, you can look forward to these dates come July.

  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 15: Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 31: Mutt Day


  • Aug. 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • Aug. 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • Aug. 26: Holistic Pet Day


  • Sept. 12: Hug Your Hound Day
  • Sept. 17: Pet Bird Day
  • Sept. 23: Dogs in Politics Day


  • Oct. 4: World Animal Day
  • Oct. 17-23: Vet Technician Week
  • Oct. 26: Pitbull Awareness Day


  • Nov. 1: Cook for Your Pets Day
  • Nov. 7: Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • Nov. 20: Adoption Day


On top of hosting many other nationally recognized holidays, December is Cat Lover’s month! Cozy up with your feline friends extra close come month twelve.

Chances are you find ways to appreciate your pet daily, whether that be in the form of an extra walk or treat. This list of holidays just gives you more reasons to celebrate your best friend!


About Author

Kate Romeo is a writer living in the greater Chicagoland area with a passion for animals. When she's not writing you will likely find her trying out new recipes in the kitchen or cuddling on the sofa with her pets, likely watching a movie she's already seen 100 times.

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