The Ultimate List of Pet Holidays in 2024

The Ultimate List of Pet Holidays in 2024

Hey there, pet parents! We all know celebrating with our furry little friends is the best thing ever, right? Sure, we've got our classic holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's, where we shower our pets with love (and presents!). But who says the party stops there?

We've got many awesome and niche pet holidays waiting to be celebrated! Get ready to mark your calendars and join us as we dive into the ultimate list of pet holidays. From National Puppy Day to International Cat Day, there are many special occasions to honor our beloved pets. Let's keep the celebration going all year and make each day feel like a holiday for our furry companions. So, grab your pet's favorite treats and toys, and let the fun begin!


January Pet Holidays

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, it's that time of year again - when we're all busy making resolutions and dreaming up ways to make our lives pawsome in the coming year. But wait! Let's not forget about our furry companions and their resolutions too! So, grab a treat and get ready to embark on a fabulous journey of pet celebrations this year. From wagging tails to purrfect moments, there are many reasons to celebrate and cherish our four-legged friends. Let's make this year their best one yet!

Week & Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Weight Loss Awareness Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • National CBD 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 18: Get To Know Your Customers Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat's Question Day
  • January 24: Change A Pet's Life Day


February Pet Holidays 

Love is in the air this February, and who better to share it with than our adorable four-legged companions? But hold on tight because that's not all! February is bursting at the seams with holidays tailor-made for our beloved pets. It's no surprise, really, considering that February has a reputation for being a pet holiday extravaganza! So, whether you're a proud cat mom, dog dad, fish fanatic, or snake sidekick, a celebration awaits your furry friend this month. Oh, and let's not forget about those bird lovers, too - they've got their own special place in this pet-tastic mix! So, get ready to shower your pets with extra love, treats, and playtime all throughout February. It's time to make this month unforgettable for our amazing animal companions!

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month)
  • February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 18-24: National Justice for Animals Week

Daily Pet Holidays

  • February 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 3: Annual Doggie Date Night
  • February 14: National Pet Theft Awareness Day in the US
  • February 19: International Tug-of-War Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: Walking The Dog Day
  • February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 27: World Spay Day (Last Tuesday in February)


March Pet Holidays

March is bursting onto the scene with Spring Break adventures, sunny getaways, and a unique focus on our adorable furry friends. While packing your sunscreen and flip-flops, let's not forget that this month is also about pet safety. As we soak up the sun and embrace the blooming flowers, we must remember our pets and be mindful of any potentially poisonous items lurking around. So, wear your detective hats and make sure your household items are pet-friendly because nothing spoils a vacation faster than a mischievous pet and an unsafe environment. With a little extra caution, we can make this month a fabulous time for sun-soaked adventures and furry cuddles – all while keeping our pets safe and sound!

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  • March 3-9: Professional Pet Sitters Week (observed the first whole week of March)
  • March 17-23: National Animal Poison Prevention Week (observed the entire third week of March)

Daily Pet Holidays

  • March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • March 1: Horse Protection Day
  • March 1: National Pig Day
  • March 2: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Raise begins (First Saturday in March)
  • March 3: World Wildlife Day
  • March 13: K9 Veterans Day
  • March 14: UK Dog Theft Awareness Day
  • 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


April Pet Holidays

Brace yourselves because April will hit us with pet-tastic celebrations like never before. Whether you're a seasoned pet pro or just starting your journey as a proud pet parent, this month is dedicated to honoring our furry companions in the most pawsome ways possible. But that's not all - April also serves as a timely reminder to keep our furry pals healthy and protected from pesky heartworm and Lyme disease. So, get ready to mark your calendars and unleash the fun because we've rounded up a list of the most popular pet holidays celebrated around the globe. From heartwarming moments to tail-wagging adventures, this month is about giving our pets the love and appreciation they deserve. Let's make this April the best one yet for our fur babies!

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Canine Fitness Month (AKA Active Dog Month)
  • Active Dog Month
  • April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 14-20: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (observed the second whole week of April)
  • April 14-20: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (observed the second entire week of April)
  • April 17-23: National Pet ID Week (observed annually for seven days beginning on April 17)
  • April 21-27: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (observed the third week in April)
  • April 23-29: National Scoop the Poop 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: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 18: Pet Owners Day
  • April 18: Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • April 19: National Cat Lady Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24: World Day for Laboratory Animals
  • April 24: International Guide Dog Day (observed the last Wednesday in April)
  • April 26: Hairball Awareness Day (observed the last Friday in April)
  • April 27: Free Feral Cat Spay Day
  • April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • April 27: World Veterinary Day (observed the last Saturday in April)
  • April 28: National Pet Parents Day (observed the last Sunday in April)
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day
  • April 30: National Tabby Day


May Pet Holidays

May is here, and we have plenty of reasons to celebrate this month. You see, not only is it National Pet Month, but it's also the perfect opportunity to throw the ultimate pet paw-ty with our furry friends. And let's not forget, May is like a treasure trove of holidays tailor-made for our special animal companions, no matter if they're sleek purebreds, chirpy little birds, or the most adorable mutts you've ever seen.

This month, it's all about showering every pet with abundant love, affection, and even a few extra treats! So, let your pet's tail wag with joy, and their feathers ruffle with excitement because May is the time when pets take center stage and bask in the spotlight. Get ready for a month filled with endless snuggles, delightful adventures, and unforgettable memories with your beloved fur babies. 

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • National Pet Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • May 6-12: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
  • May 5-11: Puppy Mill Action Week (observed the week before Mother's Day)
  • May 5-11: National Pet Week (observed the first whole week in May)
  • May 5-11: American Humane Be Kind to Animals Week (observed the first whole week of May)

Daily Pet Holidays

  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 4: Bird Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Meow Day
  • May 5: Mayday for Mutts (observed the first Sunday of May)
  • May 11: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (observed the second Saturday of May)
  • May 11: National Dog Mom Day (observed the second Saturday of May)
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 18: World Dog Day (observed the third Saturday of May)
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day


June Pet Holidays

Get ready to throw your paws in the air because June is here. Why, you ask? Well, it's a magical time when many pets were born, making it the perfect occasion to throw a fur-tastic birthday bash. And that's not all! June is also the month to commemorate the day your precious pet entered your life, bringing endless joy and snuggles. We've whipped up a comprehensive list of all the major pet holidays in June, complete with dates and insider info to keep you informed. So break out the confetti, put on your party hats, and let's make this June a paw-some fiesta for our beloved furry friends. 

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • June 2-8: Pet Appreciation Week (observed the first whole week of June)
  • June 17-21: Take Your Pet To Work Week®
  • June 16-22: Animal Rights Awareness Week (observed the third week of June)

Daily Pet Holidays

  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 4: International Corgi Day
  • June 8: National Best Friends Day
  • June 11: World Pet Memorial Day (observed the second Tuesday in June)
  • June 17: Take Your Cat To Work Day
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 21: Take Your Dog To Work Day
  • June 24: Cat World Domination Day
  • June 29: World Day against the abandonment of domestic animals (held on the last Saturday in June)


July Pet Holidays

Get ready to unleash the festive spirit. While we all have our beloved traditional holidays, this month is extra special for our furry friends. You see, July is brimming with pet-centric festivities that might just be flying under your radar. We're talking about days like National Mutt Day, where we can shower our mixed-breed wonders with extra love and appreciation, or National Cat Day, because let's face it, our feline friends deserve a day in the spotlight too.

But that's not all – July also presents us with wonderful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our favorite pets by supporting animal charities. Take, for instance, Feed a Rescue Animal Week, a heartwarming annual event where we can skip a few groceries and donate to our local animal shelters and rescue groups instead. So put on your party hats, prepare to snuggle some furballs, and let's make this July a month filled with unforgettable moments of joy, compassion, and endless tail wags. 

Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • Independent Retailer Month

Daily Pet Holidays

  • July 1: National ID Your Pet Day
  • July 6: International Kissing 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 18: Get To Know Your Customers Day
  • July 26: National Dog Photography Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day


August Pet Holidays

Get your tails wagging because August has arrived, bringing a whole pack of reasons to celebrate our furry companions. Brace yourselves because you'll have difficulty choosing which fabulous holiday to honor this month. Dog lovers, mark your calendars for August 26 - the magical day known as National Dog Day! Seize this pawsome occasion to shower your adorable pooch with extra gifts, treats, and all the love they deserve. Feeling adventurous? Take your furry friend out for a wild romp at the local dog park and watch their happiness soar to new heights.

But hold onto your leashes, because August is not done surprising us yet! National Immunization Awareness Month is also a friendly reminder to keep up with your pet's shots. We bet you always put their health first, but this month is a perfect time to ensure your four-legged BFF is up-to-date with their vaccinations.

So let's raise our squeaky toys and give a round of appaws—August is the month to unleash our pet-loving spirit! This August, create memories that will make tails wag and hearts melt. Let's make it a month to remember, where every day celebrates the unconditional love and companionship our pets bring into our lives!

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • Rawgust (celebrates raw feeding for our pets)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Back-To-School Month
  • August 4-10: International Assistance Dog Week (observed the first full week in August)

Daily Pet Holidays

  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 4: Assistance Dog Day
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 6: Fresh Breath Day
  • August 8: National CBD Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 10: National Lazy Day
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day & International Black Cat Day
  • August 17: Clear the Shelters Day (observed the third Saturday of August)
  • August 17: International Homeless Animals' Day (observed the third Saturday of August)
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day
  • August 23: International Blind Dog Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day & World Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day


September Pet Holidays

Hang on tight, pet pals, because September is here and it's time to kick-start a month filled to the brim with furry festivities! Get ready to mark your calendars because this month is jam-packed with pet holidays. We're talking about everything from National Service Dog month, where we honor our loyal, hardworking service pups, to raising awareness for our deaf doggos who navigate the world with an extra dose of determination.

But wait, there's more! September is a treasure trove of special days dedicated solely to celebrating our beloved pets. We've got National Pet Bird Day, where feathers will fly and chirps will fill the air, and let's not forget about Hug Your Hound Day, the paw-fect excuse to smother our canine companions with extra cuddles and love.

So go ahead and dust off those party hats, prep the treats, and start plotting how you'll make each pet holiday in September the most memorable one yet. We've got you covered with our handy list below to ensure you don't miss a single moment of the pet-centric fun. Let's make this September a spectacular ode to our furry friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Pet-Sitter Education Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Memorial Month
  • September 15-21: Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (observed the third week in September)
  • September 22-28: National Dog Week (observed the whole last week in September)
  • September 22-28: National Deaf Pet Awareness Week (observed the whole last week in September)

Daily Pet Holidays

  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Pet Memorial Day (observed the second Sunday in September)
  • September 8: National Hug Your Hound Day (observed the second Sunday in September)
  • September 13:Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 17: National Pet Bird Day
  • September 21: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day (observed the third Saturday in September)
  • September 21: Puppy Mill Awareness Day (observed the third Saturday in September)
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 26: Remember Me Thursday (brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and those who never got a second chance, observed the fourth Thursday in September)
  • September 28: World Rabies Day


October Pet Holidays

Boo! It's time to turn up the spook-factor, pet lovers! October is here, and with it comes a month-long celebration of all things creepy, crawly, and oh-so-paw-some. While Halloween may be stealing the spotlight, let's not forget that October is also bursting with fabulous pet holidays. So grab your pup's cutest costume and prepare for tricks, treats, and loads of pet-tastic fun!

From the spine-tingling Halloween festivities to those special days just for our beloved pets, this month is packed with opportunities for playful hijinks, never-ending cuddles, and memories that will make your heart skip a bark. So gather 'round, dear pet parents, because October is the time to embrace the magic, share the joy, and revel in the delightful antics of our four-legged companions. Let the howling begin!

Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pitbull Awareness Month
  • National Women's Small Business Month
  • October 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week (observed the first week of October)
  • October 3-9: Animal Welfare Week (observed the first whole week of October)
  • October 13-19: 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 9: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 17: Get To Know Your Customers Day
  • October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day
  • October 21: National Reptile Awareness Day
  • October 21: National Fetch Day (observed the third Saturday of October)
  • October 27: National Black Cat Day
  • October 28: National Pitbull Awareness Day
  • October 29: National Cat Day


November Pet Holidays

November has arrived, and you know what that means - it's time to gather 'round with our loved ones, dine on delicious turkey (or tasty plant-based alternatives), and most importantly, give thanks for all our pets' furry joy. But wait, there's more! This month isn't just about expressing gratitude, it's also the perfect time to show some love to our feathered, furry, and scaly friends who may not have a warm and cozy home like ours.

Here at Colorfil, we believe in spreading the love paw-sitively everywhere we can. That's why we're proud to donate 3% of all revenue from the sales of our fabulous filters to our local animal shelter! With every purchase, you're making a tangible difference in the lives of those furry critters in need. Together, we can support their incredible mission of providing love, care, and protection to animals who deserve a second chance at a forever home. It's a win-win where creativity meets compassion.

So, let's embrace the spirit of November, the month of giving thanks, delicious food, and heartwarming moments. As you make precious memories with your loved ones, let's remember those who need our help the most. Together, we can make this month a time of gratitude, generosity, and endless wagging tails. Let's give a little extra love to our shelter friends and make their lives a little brighter.

    Month & Week-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

    • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
    • National Senior Pet Month
    • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
    • National Adoption Month
    • National Diabetes Month
    • November 3-9: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week (observed the first whole week of November)

    Daily Pet Holidays

    • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
    • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
    • November 17: Take A Hike Day
    • November 25: National Adoption Day (observed the Monday before Thanksgiving)


    December Pet Holidays

    Deck the halls with barks and purrs, pet pals! December has arrived, and it's time to unleash the festive cheer and spoil our furry friends with a sleigh-full of love, treats, and belly rubs. 'Tis the season to be jolly indeed! As we dive headfirst into a month brimming with joyous celebrations, let's not forget to give our furry companions the spotlight they deserve.

    Calling all cat lovers, this one's for you! December brings us National Cat Lover's month, a chance to shower our feline friends with extra cuddles, chin scratches, and soothing whispers of adoration. Let's toast the whiskered wonders who bring so much delight to our lives.

    While December may not have a sleigh-load of pet holidays, a couple are still worth celebrating. First, Wildlife Conservation Day is a time to appreciate and honor the majestic creatures who roam our earth. It's a reminder that our actions can make a big difference in protecting these remarkable creatures and their habitats.

    And last, but certainly not least, we have Animal Rights Day. It's the purr-fect occasion to advocate for the fair treatment and humane care of animals across the globe. Let's raise our voices, lend a helping paw, and work towards a world where every furry, feathered, and scaled creature is treated with kindness and respect.

    So, fellow pet enthusiasts, let's make December a month filled with laughter, love, and many wagging tails. It's time to snuggle up with our furry companions, sip hot cocoa by the fire, and create memories that will warm our hearts long after the snow melts. Let the celebrations begin!

    Month-Long Pet Holiday Celebrations

    • National Cat Lovers' Month

    Daily Pet Holidays

    • December 2: National Mutt Day
    • December 4: Wildlife Conservation Day
    • December 9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine
    • December 10: International Animal Rights Day
    • December 27: Visit the Zoo Day


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