Pet Holidays

There are lots of different Pet Holidays throughout the year to honor and celebrate your beloved Pets. This page will summarize primarily just the Dog Holidays and Cat Holidays.  Everything else will be featured on our Animal Holidays summary page. 

Ultimately, there will be a devoted page done for each of the different Pet Holidays and Observances.  As pages are completed, they will be linked up below, as well as in our Daily Holiday pages, our Holidays by Month pages, and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing.


Kitten Totem Pole - top to bottom Moxie/Balou/Ellie - Pet Holidays by Holidays and Observances

Above, is a KITTEN TOTEM POLE and was a miracle of a picture as anyone who has had kittens in the house can attest, because they rarely sit still if they are awake! So...to get three of them sitting together was amazing.  My daughter's cat she rescued had 5 kittens (fixed now!), and this was three of them - Top to Bottom is Moxie, Balou - the black kitten that I still have (fixed too!), along with the Mother Cat, Creature, and on the bottom is L.E. Lopez whose name was spelled Ellie once she was adopted.  I took a whole series of pictures of them sitting in a row, before they all collapsed in a pile.

I am a total pet and animal lover, as anyone who knows me can attest by the number of animal pages I follow on Facebook! If money was no object, and I could have some land for the pets to roam, I would love to run an Animal Rescue.  I admire all those who are working to find homes for animals and work to stop the cruelty to animals.  It just astounds me how people can be cruel to animals, especially Dogs, who define what Unconditional Love is all about!


Cassius Clay as a Kitten with her Mom's tail wrapped around her

This kitten is Cassius Clay taken on 3-29-12, one day after the kittens were born.  Creature, the Momma cat, had her paw and tail wrapped around the kitten who was fast asleep in her arms.




Please Note: If the Holiday or Observance just has a date after it, that means that it falls on the same day every year.  If the Holiday or Observance is a movable date, that is different every year, it will have the date, plus year, and the rule of when the Holiday falls, like First Wednesday in April. 

Please Note: We are currently working on updating 2015 dates for the movable days and weeks, starting with January dates.


The Pet Holidays that we will cover are:


January Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)


February Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Beat the Heat Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • National Pet Oral Health Care Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • Responsible Pet Owner Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

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

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

Festivals and Events:

  • Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - February 16-17, 2015


March

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 15-21, 2015 (Third Full Week in March)
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7, 2015

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

2015 Festivals and Events:

  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 5-8, 2015
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 7, 2015 - Awards Banquet on March 22, 2015


Holidays and Observances Pet Holidays Summary Page

This is "Mario" who belongs to my son Ryan, and his wife, Marlene. They also have a "Luigi", who is a twin who shared the same Placenta.  We went to pick up one of them, but when we saw they were identical twins who were joined at the hip, they ended up coming home with both of them. Mario and Luigi will be two of the family dogs, that will be featured through out Dog Holiday pages.


April Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Adopt a Greyhound Adoption Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • National Pet ID Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Third Week of April)

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Every Day is Tag Day - April 2
  • National Dog Fighting Awareness Day - April 8
  • National Pet Day - April 11
  • Pet Owners Independence Day - April 18
  • Pet Owners Day - April 19
  • Bulldogs are Beautiful Day - April 21, 2014 (2015 will be updated shortly)
  • National Lost Dog Awareness Day - April 23
  • Hairball Awareness Day - April 24, 2015 (Last Friday in April)
  • World Veterinary Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday in April)
  • National Kids and Pets Day - April 26
  • National Pet Parent's Day - April 26, 2015 (Last Sunday in April)
  • Free Feral Cat Spay Day - April 27
  • International Guide Dog Day - April 29, 2015 (Last Wednesday in April)
  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30


May Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Pet Week - May 3-9, 2015 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 4-10, 2015 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - May 17-23, 2015 (Third Full Week of May)

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Purebred Dog Day - May 1
  • Hug Your Cat Day - May 3
  • Mayday for Mutts - May 3, 2015 (First Sunday in May)
  • National Specially-abled Pets Day - May 3
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - May 8
  • International Hug Your Cat Day - May 30


June Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Cat Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • Social Petworking Month

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Pet Appreciation Week - June 1-7, 2014 (First Week in June) (2015 will be updated shortly)
  • Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 22-26, 2015 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father's Day)

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • Hug Your Cat Day - June 4
  • World Pet Memorial Day - June 9
  • National Dog Party Day - June 21
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 26, 2015 (Friday after Father's Day)


Pixie - a Teacup Chihuahua

This is Pixie - a Teacup Chihuahua that belongs to our brothers family. This is one of her puppy pictures and she has grown into her ears!


July Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Dog House Repairs Month

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • All American Pet Photo Day - July 11
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day - July 15
  • National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day - July 21
  • Mutt's Day - July 31

August

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • International Assistance Dog Week - August 2-8, 2015 (Starts on First Sunday in August)

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - August 1
  • International Cat Day - August 8
  • Spoil Your Dog Day - August 10
  • International Homeless Animals Day - August 15, 2015 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Homeless Animals Day - August 15, 2015 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17
  • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day - August 22
  • National Dog Day - August 26
  • National Holistic Pet Day - August 30

September Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Guide Dogs Month

2015 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - September 20-26, 2015 (Last Full Week in September)
  • National Deaf Dog  Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2015 (Last Full Week in September)
  • National Dog Week - September 20-26, 2015 (Last Full Week of September)

2015 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Hug Your Hound Day - September 13, 2015 (Second Sunday of September)
  • National Pet Memorial Day - September 13, 2015 (Second Sunday of September)
  • Puppy Mill Awareness Day - September 19, 2015 (Third Saturday in September)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September 19, 2015 (Third Saturday in September)
  • Dogs in Politics Day - September 23
  • World Rabies Day - September 28


October Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month

2014 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Black Dog Day - October 1
  • World Pet's Day - October 4
  • National Feral Cat Day - October 16
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 27
  • National Cat Day - October 29


Holidays and Observances Pet Holidays Summary Page

"Moxie" - taken on 7/9/2013 by Erin Best, of Sacramento, CA

Moxie was one of our kittens and on the Kitten Totem Pole Picture at the top of this page, was the kitten in the back, at the top of the Totem Pole of Kittens!


November Pet Holidays

Month: (Sorted Alphabetically)

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

2014 Weeks: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week - November 2-8, 2014 (First Full Week of November) (2015 = November 1-7, 2015)

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Cook for Your Pets Day - November 1
  • National Black Cat Day - November 17
  • Humane Society Anniversary Day - November 22


December

2014 Days: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Mutt Day - December 2





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A Marmot Eating a Paint Ball Pellet


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