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Calendar of National Pet-Related Holidays

Celebrate our furry friends with this comprehensive calendar of pet-related holidays. From monthly awareness themes to single-day celebrations, it's a year-round opportunity to appreciate and raise awareness about responsible pet ownership, honor mutts and black cats, remember our beloved pets, and more. Join us in embracing the special bond we share with our pets and engaging in pet-centric activities throughout the year.




  • Professional Pet Sitters Week (first full week in March)
  • International Rescue Cat Day (March 2)
  • World Wildlife Day (March 3)
  • National K9 Veterans Day (March 13)
  • National Puppy Day / Cuddly Kitten Day (March 23)
  • Respect Your Cat Day (March 28)



  • National Pet Week (first full week of May)
  • Dog Anxiety Awareness Week (May 5 - May 11)
  • National Chip Your Pet Month (Month-long awareness theme)
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month (Month-long awareness theme)
  • National Specially-Abled Pets Day (May 3)
  • National Rescue Dog Day (May 20)
  • National Dog Mom's Day (second Saturday in May)



  • Lost Pet Prevention Month (Month-long awareness theme)
  • ID Your Pet Day (July 1)
  • National Kitten Day (July 10)
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15)
  • National Dog Photography Day (July 26)
  • National Mutt Day (July 31)


  • International Assistance Dog Week (first full week of August)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month (Month-long awareness theme)
  • International Cat Day (August 8)
  • National Spoil Your Dog Day (August 10)
  • Clear the Shelters Day (third Saturday of August)
  • National Dog Day (August 26)
  • Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day (August 28)





These are just a few examples of pet-related holidays. There are many more celebrated throughout the year, so feel free to explore and discover additional special days dedicated to our furry friends!

Please note that the dates and themes may vary slightly from year to year, so it's always a good idea to double-check for any changes or additional pet-related awareness campaigns.

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