Walk Your Pet Month

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

National Train Your Dog Month

National Pet Travel Safety Day
January 2

National Bird Day
January 5

National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14

National Penguin Awareness Day
January 20

National Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 21

Change a Pet’s Life Day.
January 24

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday
January 29


American Heart Month

Beat the Heat Month

Unchain a Dog Month

Dog Training Education Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week.
2nd Week in Feb

 Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show. Held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, this event is televised. 
February 13-14, 2017

Pet Theft Awareness Day
February 14

3rd week in February: National Justice for Animals Week.

World Whale Day
February 18

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

National Polar Bear Day
February 27

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 27 - March 3

World Spay DayAnnual campaign by the Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States; held the last Tuesday of February.

Spay Day USA. 
Last Tuesday of February.


Poison Prevention Awareness Month.

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month.

If Pets Had Thumbs Day
March 3

Professional Pet Sitters Week
March 5-11, 2017

K-9 Veterans Day
March 13

National Poison Prevention Week
March 19-25, 2017

National Puppy Day
March 23



ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

American Red Cross's Pet First Aid Awareness Month

National Greyhound Adoption Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. This event is an effort by the American Red Cross to draw attention to the need to know specialized pet first aid.

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Every Day is Tag Day
April 1
First Saturday in April 

Dog Bite Prevention Week. This event by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) along with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focuses attention on preventing dog bites. 2rd full week in April.
April 9-15, 2017

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 10-16

National Pet Day
April 11

National Pet ID Week
April 16-22
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

International Guide Dog Day
April 26
Last Wednesday in April

World Veterinary Day
April 29
Last Saturday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30



National Pet Month. (US)

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month.

Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. (Also see November events.)

Chip Your Pet Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month. The American College of Veterinary Optholmologists hosts this annual event when over 200 veterinary opthalmologists donate their services to provide eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada.

National Purebred Dog Day
May 1

National Specially-Abled Pets Day
May 3

Mayday for Mutts 
First Sunday in May.

American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long event has been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May.

National Pet WeekAlways held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
May 7-13, 2017

Puppy Mill Action Week. An initiative of the HSUS, this week is always scheduled to begin the Monday before Mother’s Day.

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 8

Pet Appreciation Week
June 4-10
First full week in June

World Pet Memorial Day
June 11
Second Sunday in June

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 23


National Lost Pet Prevention Month™. Learn how to keep your pets from becoming lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub.

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. Let's Keep 'em Safe!
July 4

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

National Mutt Day
July 31


National Immunization Awareness Month

International Assistance Dog Week
August 6-12
First full week of August starting with a Sunday

International Homeless Animals’ Day
Third Saturday in August.

National Check the Chip Day
August 15

National Dog Day
August 26


Animal Pain Awareness Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Service Dog Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

National Pet Memorial Day
September 10
Second Sunday in September

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 24-30
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

World Rabies Day
September 28


ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

National Pet Wellness Month

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

American Humane's Adopt-a-Dog Month®

World Animal Day
October 4

National Walk Your Dog Week
October 1-7

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 12

National Veterinary Technician Week
October 15-21

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
Dates vary by state


ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 5-11
First full week of November starting with a Sunday


National Mutt Day
December 2