Animal
Holidays

Whether we’re celebrating our cute and fluffy (and sometimes hairless) dogs, cats, reptiles, and hedgehogs that we spoil at home or the raccoons, squirrels, bisons, and insects that we admire from afar, all animals deserve their own special moment. Luckily, we’ve got a few days, weeks, and months set aside specifically to show our furry, scaly, feathery, and spiky friends some extra love.

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National Train Your Dog Month,
Unchain a Dog Month, ,
Walk Your Dog Month, , ,
Dog Training Education Month, ,
National Cat Health Month, ,
Pet Dental Health Month, ,
Responsible Pet Owners Month, ,
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, ,
May
National Pet Month, , ,
National Hug Your Cat Day, ,
Animal Pain Awareness Month, , ,
Jan 2 Sunday
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day,
Jan 5 Wednesday
National Bird Day,
Jan 14 Friday
National Dress Up Your Pet Day, ,
Jan 20 Thursday
National Penguin Day
Jan 21 Friday
National Squirrel Appreciation Day,
Jan 22 Saturday
National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day, ,
Feb 2 Wednesday
National Hedgehog Day
Feb 3 Thursday
Doggy Date Night, , ,
National Golden Retriever Day,
Feb 20 Sunday
National Love Your Pet Day,
Feb 22 Tuesday
National Walking the Dog Day, , ,
World Spay Day, , ,
Feb 23 Wednesday
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, ,
National Dog Biscuit Day, ,
Mar 3 Thursday
National If Pets Had Thumbs Day, , ,
Mar 13 Sunday
National K9 Veterans Day,
Mar 16 Wednesday
National Panda Day,
Mar 23 Wednesday
National Puppy Day,
Mar 28 Monday
Respect Your Cat Day
Mar 31 Thursday
Manatee Appreciation Day, ,
Apr 6 Tuesday
National Siamese Cat Day,
Apr 10 Saturday
National Farm Animals Day
National Hug Your Dog Day,
Apr 11 Sunday
National Pet Day, ,
Apr 17 Saturday
International Bat Appreciation Day
Apr 21 Wednesday
National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day,
Apr 25 Sunday
National Pet Parents Day, ,
Apr 26 Monday
National Help A Horse Day, ,
Apr 28 Wednesday
International Guide Dog Day, ,
Apr 30 Friday
National Hairball Awareness Day, ,
May 13 Thursday
National Frog Jumping Day
Jun 4 Friday
National Hug Your Cat Day, ,
Jun 20 Sunday
Ugliest Dog Day, , ,
Jun 21 Monday
National Take Your Cat to Work Day, ,
Jun 25 Friday
National Take Your Dog to Work Day, , ,
Jul 10 Saturday
National Kitten Day, , ,
Jul 13 Tuesday
Cow Appreciation Day,
Jul 15 Thursday
National Pet Fire Safety Day, ,
Jul 31 Saturday
National Mutt Day, , , ,
Aug 1 Sunday
DOGust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs, ,
Aug 5 Thursday
Work Like a Dog Day, ,
Aug 8 Sunday
International Cat Day,
Aug 10 Tuesday
National Spoil Your Dog Day,
Aug 12 Thursday
World Elephant Day, ,
Aug 17 Tuesday
National Black Cat Appreciation Day
Aug 21 Saturday
International Homeless Animals Day, , , ,
Aug 22 Sunday
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
Aug 26 Thursday
National Dog Day, ,
Aug 30 Monday
National Holistic Pet Day
Sep 4 Saturday
​National Wildlife Day
Sep 17 Friday
National Pet Bird Day , ,
Sep 19 Sunday
National Meow Like a Pirate Day
Sep 23 Thursday
National Dogs in Politics Day, ,
Sep 25 Saturday
National Bunny Day
Sep 28 Tuesday
World Rabies Day
Oct 1 Friday
National Black Dog Day,
National Fire Pup Day, , ,
Oct 4 Monday
World Animal Day, ,
Oct 13 Wednesday
National Pet Obesity Day
Oct 16 Saturday
Global Cat Day,
National Feral Cat Day
National Fetch Day,
Oct 20 Wednesday
International Sloth Day
Oct 21 Thursday
National Reptile Awareness Day
National Reptile Day
Oct 26 Tuesday
National Pit Bull Awareness Day,
Oct 27 Wednesday
National Black Cat Day,
Oct 29 Friday
National Cat Day,
Nov 1 Monday
National Cook For Your Pets Day, , , ,
Nov 6 Saturday
National Bison Day
Nov 7 Sunday
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
Dec 2 Thursday
National Mutt Day,
Dec 9 Thursday
National Llama Day
Dec 10 Friday
International Animal Rights Day , ,
Dec 13 Monday
National Horse Day,
Apr 5-9
National Wildlife Week, ,
Apr 11-17
Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week ,
National Dog Bite Prevention Week, ,
May 2-8
National Pet Week, , , ,
Jul 17-25
National Moth Week,
Aug 1-7
International Assistance Dog Week
Sep 19-25
​Deaf Dog Awareness Week, ,