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Strange Pet Holidays Like Save the Frogs Day

You don’t have to wait for the next big holiday to celebrate your pet. In fact, there are a lot of in between pet holidays that you might not be aware of that you can celebrate.

List of Pet Holidays:


Month long causes:

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

1/2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
1/14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
1/21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
1/22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
1/29: The Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday


Month long causes:

  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Valentine’s Day Week:Have a Heart for Chained Dogs week

2/1: Serpent’s Day
2/1: Champion Crab Races Day
2/14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
2/20: Love Your Pet Day
2/22: Walking the Dog Day
2/23: National Dog Biscuit Day
2/23: World Spay Day


Month long causes:

3/1: National Pig Day
1st week: Professional Pet Sitter’s Week
3/1: National Horse Protection Day
3/13: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
3/13: K9 Veterans Day
3/14: What a beautiful day it is on the 14th – it’s Learn About Butterflies Day!
3/15: Buzzard’s Day
3/16: Tainted Food Day: The FDA discovered the tainted food on March 15, but it is observed on the 16th.
3rd Week: Pet Poison Prevention Week
3/18: Sparky the Fire Dog’s Birthday
3/23: National Puppy Day!


Month long causes:

  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month

4/1 – 4/7: Be Kind to Spiders Week.
4/1 – 4/7: International Pooper Scooper Week
4/2: National Ferret Day
2nd week: National Animal Control Appreciation Week
4/10: It’s ASPCA Day – Humane Organization’s Birthday
4/11: National Pet Day & National Pet ID Week
4/16: Save the Frogs Day
4/18: Pet Owners Independence Day
4/19: National Animal Cracker Day –
4/25: National Hairball Awareness Day
4/26: National Kids & Pets Day!


Month long causes:

  • National Pet Week
  • Be Kind to Animals Week
  • Puppy Mill Action Week

5/3: National Disabled Pets Day
5/4: Respect for Chickens Day
5/19: Get your frog in shape for Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
5/23: World Turtle Day
2nd Saturday: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
3rd week: National Dog Bite Prevention Week


Month long causes:

  • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

6/2: Cobras in North America Day.
6/4: Hug Your Cat Day
6/12: Pet Memorial Day
6/20: Take Your Dog to Work Day
6/20-26: Carpenter Ant Awareness Week
6/21: Cuckoo Warning Day


7/12: Cow Appreciation Day
7/15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
7/31: Mutt Day


8/1: Universal Birthday of Rescued Dogs
1st week: International Assistance Dog Week
8/5: Work Like a Dog Day
8/8: World Cat Day
8/10: Spoil Your Dog Day
8/20: National Homeless Animals Day
8/26: National Dog Day
8/30: National Holistic Pet Day
Last Week: Pet Fashion Week


Month long causes:

  • National Pet Insurance Month.

9/2: National Pet Memorial Day
9/4: National Wildlife Day
9/13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
9/23: Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day).
9/28: World Rabies Day
Last Week:National Dog Week


Month long causes:

  • October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Animal Pet Wellness Month

10/2: Down on the farm on the 2nd we celebrate World Farm Animal Day.
2nd Week: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
10/16: National Feral Cat Day
10/28: Plush Animal Lovers Day (My dog loves celebrating this holiday!)
10/29: National Cat Day closes the month on the 29th.


Month long causes:

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

1st week: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
11/17: National Black Cat Day


12/2: National Mutt Day
12/4: World Wildlife Conservation Day
12/15: Cat Herding Day
12/27: Visit the Zoo Day

No matter the day or week, there’s always a good reason for awareness and celebrate our four legged friends!

Have you ever thrown or celebrated Pet Holidays for your dog? Because we’d love to hear all about them! So, tell us about them in the comments below or on a Facebook page. Also, don’t forget to contact us to help care for your precious pup while you’re away from home.