The Ultimate Guide To Pet Holidays For 2022

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January 20, 2022

As pet parents, we all love to include our pets in our holiday celebrations. Though each family celebrates differently, we are all familiar with holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Halloween – but did you know there are many pet holidays that we can celebrate together… with our pets… all year long? The list includes fun celebrations for you and your dog such as Doggie Date Night, Cinco de Meow Day and Spoil Your Dog Day, but it also includes plenty of events aimed at raising awareness of the more serious issues in the animal world like pet weight loss, animal pain awareness, and one of my favorites, dog training education. With such an extensive list of holidays to choose from, one thing is for sure, there are plenty of reasons (not that we really needed them) to celebrate the pets that we love!


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

January Dog - pet holidays

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Dog Month

Unchain a Dog Month

Pet Weight Loss Awareness Month

National CBD Month

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Daily Pet Holidays

January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day

January 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

January 5: National Bird Day

January 8: Bubble Bath Day

January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

January 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day

January 24: Peanut Butter Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

February Dog - Valentines - pet holidays

Dog Training Education Month

National Cat Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Pet Dental Health Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week

February 20-26: National Justice for Animals Week

Daily Pet Holidays

February 2: National Hedgehog Day

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

February 3: Doggie Date Night

February 13: Puppy Bowl XVIII

February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day

February 19: International Tug-of-War Day

February 20: National Love Your Pet Day

February 22: National Walk The Dog Day

February 22: World Spay Day (Last Tuesday in February)

February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

March Dog

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

March 6-12: Professional Pet Sitters Week

March 20-26: National Animal Poison Prevention Week

Daily Pet Holidays

March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 1: National Horse Protection Day

March 1: National Pig Day

March 3: World Wildlife Day

March 3: National If Pets Had Thumbs Day

March 13: K9 Veterans Day

March 14: Dog Theft Awareness Day (U.K.)

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 23: Cuddly Kitten Day

March 28: Respect Your Cat Day

March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

April Dog - Fitness

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Canine Fitness Month / Active Dog Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

National Adopt a Greyhound Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week

April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week

April 10-16: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week

April 10-16: National Dog Bite Prevention Week

April 17-23: National Pet ID Week

April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week

Daily Pet Holidays

April 4: World Stray Animals Day

April 4: World Rat Day

April 6: National Siamese Cat Day

April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 11: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 12: World Hamster Day

April 19: National Cat Lady Day

April 21: National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 24: National Pet Parents Day

April 24: World Day for Laboratory Animals

April 26: National Kids and Pets Day

April 27: International Guide Dog Day

April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day

April 29: Hairball Awareness Day

April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30: National Tabby Day

April 30: World Veterinary Day

April 30: National Tabby Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

May Dog

National Pet Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

National Pet Foster Care Month

Lyme Disease Prevention Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Chip Your Pet Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

May 1-7: Puppy Mill Action Week

May 1-7: National Pet Week

May 1-7: Be Kind to Animals Week

May 3-9: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

Daily Pet Holidays

May 1: National Purebred Dog Day

May 1: Mayday for Mutts

May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day

May 5: Cinco de Meow Day

May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 14: National Dog Mom Day

May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

May 23: World Turtle Day

May 24: National Scavenger Hunt Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

June Dog

Adopt a Cat Month

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Foster a Pet Month

National Pet Preparedness Month

National Microchipping Month

Social PETworking Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

June 5-11: Pet Appreciation Week

June 12-18: Animal Rights Awareness Week

June 20-24: Take Your Pet To Work Week

Daily Pet Holidays

June 4: National Hug Your Cat Day

June 4: International Corgi Day

June 8: Best Friends Day

June 19: Dog Dad Day

June 20: Take Your Cat To Work Day

June 20: Ugliest Dog Day

June 21: National Dog Party Day

June 24: Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 24: Cat World Domination Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

July Dog

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Dog House Repair Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

July 24-30: National Feed A Rescue Pet Week

Daily Pet Holidays

July 1: National ID Your Pet Day

July 10: National Kitten Day

July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 16: World Snake Day

July 26: National Dog Photography Day

July 31: National Mutt Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

golden retriever - top 10 dogs

Rawgust (celebration of raw feeding)

National Pet Immunization Awareness Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

August 7-13: International Assistance Dog Week

Daily Pet Holidays

August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 4: Assistance Dog Day

August 5: Work Like a Dog Day

August 8: International Cat Day / National Cat Day

August 10: National Spoil Your Dog Day

August 15: National Check the Chip Day

August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 20: 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


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

september dog

Happy Healthy Cat Month

National Pet Insurance Month

Pet-Sitter Education Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

National Pet Memorial Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

September 18-24: Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

September 18-24: National Dog Week

September 18-24: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Daily Pet Holidays

September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

September 5: Canine Enrichment Day (U.K.)

September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

September 11: National Pet Memorial Day

September 11: National Hug Your Hound Day

September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day

September 17: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

September 17: National Pet Bird Day

September 19: National Meow Like a Pirate Day

September 22: Remember Me Thursday

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

September 30: Pet Tricks Day (U.K.)


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

October Dog

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

Adopt a Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Pet Wellness Month

National Pitbull Awareness Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

October 2-8: National Walk Your Dog Week

October 2-8: Animal Welfare Week

October 16-22: National Veterinary Technician Week

Daily Pet Holidays

October 1: National Fire Pup Day

October 1: National Black Dog Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 12: Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 15: National Fetch Day

October 16: Global Cat Day

October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day

October 21: National Reptile Awareness Day

October 22: National Make a Dog’s Day

October 27: National Black Cat Day (U.K.)

October 29: National Pitbull Awareness Day

October 29: National Cat Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

November Dog - Senior

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Week-long Pet Holidays

November 6-12: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

November 13-19: Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

Daily Pet Holidays

November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day

November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 12: World Animal Enrichment Day

November 16: National Slobber Appreciation Day

November 17: National Take A Hike Day

November 18: National Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Awareness, Research and Education Day


Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

December Dog

National Cat Lovers’ Month

Daily Pet Holidays

December 2: National Mutt Day

December 9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine

December 10: International Animal Rights Day



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