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Ultimutt List of Pet Holidays for 2023 - Wag!

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Overview



Month of January

Monthly

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Daily

  • January 2 - Happy Mew Year for Cats Day, National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 5 - National Bird Day
  • January 7 - National Alaskan Malamute Day
  • January 8 - National Labrador Retriever Day
  • January 9 - National Australian Shepherd Day
  • January 12 - National Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 13 - National French Bulldog Day
  • January 14 - National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 15 - National American Eskimo Dog Day
  • January 22 - National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day, National Yorkshire Terrier Day
  • January 24 - Peanut Butter Day, Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29 - Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary


Grey and white tiger stripe cat with valentine's heart and present

Month of February

Monthly

  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Weekly/Multi-Day

  • February 7-14 - Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 19-25 - National Justice for Animals Week

Daily

  • February 2 - National Hedgehog Day, Groundhog Day, National Sled Dog Day
  • February 3 - Doggy Date Night, National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 12 - Puppy Bowl XVIII 2023
  • February 14 - Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 19 - National Boston Terrier Day
  • February 20 - National Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22 - National Walking the Dog Day, National Wildlife Day
  • February 23 - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 28 - World Spay Day, National Spay Day

Two dogs with green hats on for St. Patrick's Day

Month of March

Monthly

  • National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Weekly/Multi-Day

  • March 5-11 - Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 19-25 - National Poison Prevention Week 

Daily

  • March 1 - National Horse Protection Day, National Welsh Corgi Day
  • March 3 - National If Pets Had Thumbs Day, World wildlife Day, International Tripawd Awareness Day
  • March 8 - International Akita Day
  • March 13 - National K9 Veterans Day
  • March 23 - National Puppy Day, Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 25 - National Newfoundland Day
  • March 27 - National Terrier Day
  • March 28 - Respect Your Cat Day

    Little girl holding a white rabbit in a spring meadow with flowers

    Month of April

    Monthly

    • National Pet First Aid Awareness
    • National Heartworm Awareness
    • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs
    • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
    • Canine Fitness Month
    • Active Dog Month
    • Adopt a Greyhound Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • April 1-7 - International Pooper Scooper Week
    • April 1-7 - National Raw Feeding Week
    • April 9-15 - Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
    • April 9-15 - National Dog Bite Prevention Week
    • April 17-23 - National Pet ID Week

    Daily

    • April 1 - International Bull Terrier Day
    • April 1 - Humane Society's Every Day Is Tag Day
    • April 6 - National Siamese Cat Day
    • April 7 - National Pet Insurance Day
    • April 8 - National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
    • April 10 - National Hug Your Dog Day
    • April 11 - National Pet Day
    • April 17 - Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day
    • April 21 - National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
    • April 22 - National Beagle Day
    • April 23 - National Lost Dog Awareness Day
    • April 26 - National Kids and Pets Day, International Guide Dog Day 
    • April 28 - National Hairball Awareness Day
    • April 29 - National Pet Parents Day, World Veterinary Day
    • April 30 - Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, National Therapy Animal Day, National Tabby Day, International Search and Rescue Dog Day


    Dachshund sitting outside with purple spring flowers

    Month of May

    Monthly

    • National Chip Your Pet Month
    • National Pet Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • May 7-13 - Be Kind to Animals Week
    • May 7-13 - Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
    • May 7-13 - National Pet Week 
    • May 8-15 - Puppy Mill Action Week

    Daily

    • May 7 - Mayday for Mutts
    • May 10 - National German Shepherd Day
    • May 13 - National Dog Mom Day 
    • May 14 - International Chihuahua Day, National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
    • May 20 - National Rescue Dog Day
    • May 23 - World Turtle Day
    • May 30 - International Hug Your Cat Day, International Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Day

    White and brown dog running with tennis ball in mouth

    Month of June

    Monthly

    • National Pet Preparedness Month
    • Adopt a Cat Month (American Humane Society)
    • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA)
    • National Foster a Pet Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • June 4 -10 - Pet Appreciation Week
    • June 19-23 - Take Your Pet to Work Week
    • June 19-25 - Animal Rights Awareness Week

    Daily

    • June 4 - National Hug Your Cat Day, International Corgi Day
    • June 13 - World Pet Memorial Day
    • June 8 - Best Friends Day
    • June 17 - Dog Dad Day
    • June 19 - International Box Day, National Garfield the Cat Day, Take Your Cat to Work Day
    • June 20 - Ugliest Dog Day
    • June 21 - National Dachshund Day
    • June 23 - Take Your Dog to Work Day
    • June 24 - Cat World Domination Day

    Beagle dog sitting in chair with American flag themed sunglasses

    Month of July

    Monthly

    • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
    • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
    • Dog House Repair Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • July 23-29 - National Feed A Rescue Pet Week

    Daily

    • July 1 - ID Your Pet Day
    • July 10 - National Kitten Day
    • July 11 - All-American Pet Photo Day
    • July 15 - National Pet Fire Safety Day
    • July 21 - National Craft for your Local Shelters Day, World Collie Day
    • July 26 - National Dog Photography Day
    • July 31 - National Mutt Day

    orange cat relaxing outside in summer

    Month of August

    Monthly

    • National Pet Immunization Awareness Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • August 6-12 - International Assistance Dog Week
    • August 6-12 - Give A Dog A Bone Week

    Daily

    • August 1 - Dogust: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs, National Yorkie Day
    • August 8 - International Cat Day
    • August 10 - National Spoil Your Dog Day
    • August 15 - National Check the Chip Day
    • August 17 - National Black Cat Appreciation Day
    • August 19 - International Homeless Animals Day
    • August 22 - National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
    • August 23 - International Blind Dog Day
    • August 26 - National Dog Day
    • August 28 - Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
    • August 30 - National Holistic Pet Day

    Hamster exploring fall leaves

    Month of September

    Monthly

    • National Pet Insurance Month
    • National Service Dog Month
    • Pet Sitter Education Month
    • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
    • Animal Pain Awareness Month
    • Happy Cat Month
    • National Disaster Preparedness Month
    • World Animal Remembrance Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • September 24-30 - National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
    • September 24-30 - National Dog Week

    Daily

    • September 1 - Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
    • September 4 - National Wildlife Day
    • September 8 - National Dog Walker Appreciation Day, National Iguana Awareness Day
    • September 10 - National Pet Memorial Day, Hug Your Hound Day
    • September 13 - Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
    • September 16 - Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Responsible Dog Ownership Day
    • September 17 - National Pet Bird Day
    • September 18 - Puppy Mill Awareness Day
    • September 19 - National Meow Like a Pirate Day
    • September 22 - National Walk 'N Roll Dog Day
    • September 23 - National Dogs in Politics Day, Remember Me Thursday, National Bunny Day
    • September 25 - National Schnauzer Day
    • September 28 - World Rabies Day

    white fluffy cat dressed as a Halloween witch

    Month of October

    • National Pet Wellness Month
    • Adopt-a-Dog Month (American Humane)
    • Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA)
    • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
    • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
    • World Animal Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • October 1-7 - National Walk Your Dog Week
    • October 3-9 - Animal Welfare Week
    • October 15-21 - National Veterinary Technician Week

    Daily

    • October 1 - National Fire Pup Day, National Black Dog Day
    • October 4 - World Animal Day
    • October 11 - National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
    • October 15 - National Pug Day
    • October 16 - National Feral Cat Day, Global Cat Day
    • October 20 - International Sloth Day
    • October 21 - National Reptile Awareness Day, National Reptile Day, National Fetch Day, National Pets for Veterans Day
    • October 27 - National Black Cat Day
    • October 28 - National Pit Bull Awareness Day 
    • October 29 - National Cat Day


    black and white puppy sitting in a basket with fall leaves

    Month of November

    Monthly

    • National Senior Pet Month
    • National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
    • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
    • National Pet Awareness Month
    • Pet Diabetes Month

    Weekly/Multi-Day

    • November 5-11 - National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
    • November 12-18 - Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

    Daily

    • November 1 - National Cook for Your Pets Day, International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
    • November 7 - National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
    • November 8 - International Human-Animal Bond Day
    • November 12 - Fancy Rat and Mouse Day
    • November 16 - National Slobber Appreciation Day 
    • November 19 - National Get a Pal for Your Pet Day
    • November 23 - National Dog Show
    • November 24 - National Border Collie Day
    • November 27 - Turtle Adoption Day
    • November 30 - Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

    yellow Labrador Retriever dog laying in front of a decorated Christmas tree with a reindeer antler headband on

    Month of December

    Monthly

    • National Cat Lovers Month

    Daily

    • December 2 - National Mutt Day
    • December 9 - International Day of Veterinary Medicine, National Llama Day
    • December 10 - International Animal Rights Day
    • December 13 - National Horse Day
    • December 15 - National Cat Herders Day


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