2020 Pet Holidays

Do you love to celebrate all the little things in life? How fun, right!? If you are looking for the perfect excuse to celebrate your fur buddy, then check out these pet holidays recognizing your amazing pet or favorite animal cause.

This long calendar list of special dog holidays, cat holidays, pet awareness days, months and more is updated yearly so that you can always be in the know with your favorite cause or reason to celebrate. You don’t have to wait until National Dog Day to celebrate with your best friend, look at the fun pet holidays through out the year to enjoy!

2020 Pet Holidays

This extensive list should give you enough time throughout the year to plan for something fun and exciting with your terrier breed, four legged friend or fluffy kitty.

Pet Holidays for January 2020

-Walk Your Pet Month
-National Train Your Dog Month

  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 2: Happy Mew Year for Cat’s Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • January 23: World Spay Day
  • January 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

Pet Holidays for February 2020

-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)
-Pet Dental Health Month

  • February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 11–12: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day
  • February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 25: Spay Day USA / World Spay Day

Pet Holidays for March 2020

-Poison Prevention Awareness Month

  • March 3: It Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 9-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 13: K-9 Veteran’s Day
  • March 16-22: National Poison Prevention Week
  • March 23: National Puppy Day; Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

Pet Holidays for April 2020

-Heart-worm Awareness Month
-National Adopt a Greyhound Month
-National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
-Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
-Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

  • April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 1–7: National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 6-10: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • 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 17-23: National Pet ID Week
  • April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 25: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 26: Hairball Awareness Day
  • April 27: World Veterinary Day
  • April 28: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 30: National Tabby Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

Pet Holidays for May 2020

-Chip Your Pet Month
-Pet Cancer Awareness Month
-National Pet Month
-Responsible Animal Guardian Month
-National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
-Lyme Disease Prevention Month

  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 3: National Specially-abled Pets Day
  • May 3–9: National Pet Week
  • May 3–9: Be Kind to Animals Week
  • May 3: Mayday for Mutts
  • May 4–10: Puppy Mill Action Week
  • May 11: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day

Pet Holidays for June 2020

– Adopt a Cat Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA)
-National Pet Preparedness Month
-National Micro-chipping Month

  • June 1–7: Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat day
  • June 8: National Best Friends Day
  • June 9: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 22–28: Take Your Pet to Work Week®
  • June 17: Take Your Cat to Work Day™
  • June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 26: Take Your Dog to Work Day®
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 24: Cat World Domination Day

Pet Holidays for July 2020

-Dog House Repair Month
-National Lost Pet Prevention Month
-National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 5: Pet Remembrance Day
  • July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 21: National Craft Your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day

Pet Holidays for August 2020

-National Immunization Awareness Month

  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 2–8: International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 17: International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

Pet Holidays for September 2020

-Happy Healthy Cat Month
-Guide / Service Dogs Month
-National Pet Insurance Month
-Animal Pain Awareness Month
-Responsible Dog Ownership Month
-Pet Sitter Education Month

  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 13: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 13: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 21–27: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Week
  • September 19: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 19: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 20-26: National Dog Week
  • September 20-26: Deaf Pet Awareness Week
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day

Pet Holidays for October 2020

-National Animal Safety and Protection Month
-Adopt a Dog Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA)
-National Pet Wellness Month
-National Pitbull Awareness Month

  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 1–6: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 1-6: Animal Welfare Week
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 9: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • October 19-23: Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 26: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
  • October 27: National Black Cat Day (UK)
  • October 29: National Cat Day

Pet Holidays for November 2020

-Adopt a Senior Pet Month
-Pet Diabetes Month
-Pet Cancer Awareness Month (AVMA)

  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 2-6: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 17: National Black Cat Day (US)

Pet Holidays for December 2020

-National Cat Lovers’ Month

  • December 2: National Mutt Day
  • December 15: National Cat Herder’s Day

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