Is there a special day for dogs? Essential Tips


Month-Long Observances

  • Dog House Repair Month.
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month™. Learn how to keep your pets from becoming lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub.
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month.
  • Week-Long Holidays

  • 3rd Week in July: National Feed a Rescue Pet Week: Launched in 2017, this holiday by and The Animal Rescue Site aims to feed shelter pets.
  • One-Day Events

  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day.
  • July 1: Pet Travel Safety Day. (UK pet holiday. The US version is celebrated on January 2 as National Pet Travel Safety Day.)
  • July 4: International Whippet Day.
  • July 4: Independence Day. This US holiday is no holiday for dogs; the sounds of fireworks causes many dogs to panic and run, resulting in many lost dogs every year.
  • July 5: Pet Remembrance Day. (UK)
  • July 8: Coon Dog Day. This Saluda, North Carolina festival is the perfect excuse to celebrate coonhounds everywhere. This is always held on the Saturday following July 4th.
  • July 10: National Kitten Day. Always held on July 10, this day celebrates the joy of kittens.
  • July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day.
  • July 14: Dog on a Lead Day. Launched by the UK’s Best Behaviour Dog Training, this pet holiday emphasizes the importance of walking your dog on a leash and respecting on-leash dogs.
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day. Sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC).
  • July 15: Feline Leukemia Day. Community Cats Podcast and Feline Leukemia advocacy supporter Margaret Tompkins hosts this annual online event with important expert information on this disease, ways to manage it and adoption of FeLV+ cats.
  • July 21: World Collie Day.
  • July 21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day. Regardless of your crafting skills, you can create items that will be joy and comfort to pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters.
  • July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day. As part of the ongoing effort to end the suffering inflicted upon dogs through the puppy mill pipeline, the ASPCA declared July 21 No Pet Store Puppies Day.
  • July 22: AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day or AAHA Day. A day that celebrates facilities accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.
  • July 26: National Dog Photography Day. UK holiday.
  • July 31: National Mutt Day. Also see Dec. 2.
  • Holidays:

  • Jan. 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
  • Jan. 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • Jan. 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • Jan. 22: National Answer Your Cats Questions Day
  • Jan. 24: Change a Pets Life Day
  • Jan. 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary
  • Our pets will surely be our special someone for Valentines Day, but the rest of February is also jam-packed with pet-specific holidays.

    Weeklong Events:

  • March 5-11: National Professional Pet Sitters Week
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