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Dog Holidays!

Updated on March 18, 2014

Great days to celebrate the dog!

Everyday is a day to celebrate if you're a dog, right! Just as it should be, there are many, many days devoted to us pups and pets! Yes, that's right.

From National Dog Day to National Scoop Your Poop Week we've listed all we could find.

So if you know a dog, be sure and wish them well on their special day! K?

This lens is completely updated for 2013! If you'd like to add these days to your Google Calendar here's how:

Go to this link, click on the Google Calendar button in the bottom right hand corner. This will ask you to log in and then you can subscribe via your favorite Feed Reader, or add the days to your Google Calendar.

You're done!

Note: Every effort to validate these days and dates has been made. If you find a discrepancy, let us know...we'll research it!

January 2013

  • January - Walk Your Pet Month
  • January - Train Your Dog Month
  • January 5 - National Bird Day
  • January 14 - National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 21 - Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 29 - Seeing Eye Dog Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

February 2013

  • February - Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • February - Dog Training Education Month
  • February - National Prevent a Litter Month (HSUS)
  • February - National Pet Dental Month (AVMA and American Veterinary Dental Society)
  • February - Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • February 2 - Sled Dog Day
  • February 4 - Thank a Mailman Day
  • February 7-14 - Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week-
  • February 14 - Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 20 - Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22 - Walking the Dog Day
  • February 23 - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 26 - Spay Day USA - Doris Day Animal League & HSUS

Photo courtesy of SXC.

March 2013

  • March 3- What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
  • March 3-9 - Professional Pet Sitters Week - Pet Sitters International
  • March 17-23 - National Poison Prevention Week
  • March 23 - National Puppy Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

April 2013

  • April - Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month (ASPCA)
  • April - National & International Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • April - National Pet Month
  • April - Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • April 7 - Everyday is Tag Day
  • April 10 - ASPCA Day
  • April 7-13 - National Animal Control Appreciate Week
  • April 11 - National Pet Day
  • April 18 - Pet Owner's Independence Day
  • April 21-27 - National Pet ID Week
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 24-30 National Scoop the Poop Week
  • April 26 - National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 26 - National Arbor Day
  • April 27 - Free Feral Cat Spay Day
  • April 27 - World Veterinary Day
  • April 28 - National Pet Parent's Day
  • April 28 - International Guide Dog Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

May 2013

  • May - Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
  • May - Be Kind to Animals Month
  • May - Chip Your Pet Month (HomeAgain)
  • May - National Pet Month
  • May 1 - MayDay for Mutts
  • May 3 - National Special-abled Pets Day
  • May 5-11 - National Pet Week (AVMA)
  • May 6-12 - Puppy Mill Action Week
  • May 5-11 - Be Kind to Animals Week
  • May 11 - Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 19-25 - National Dog Bite Prevention Week (HSUS)

Photo courtesy of SXC.

June 2013

  • June - Adopt A Cat Month
  • June - Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
  • June - National Microchipping Month
  • June 5 - World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 19-23 - Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • June 17-21 - Take Your Dog To Work Week
  • June 21 - Take Your Dog to Work Day - Pet Sitters International
  • June 22 - Great American Backyard Campout

Photo courtesy of SXC.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day!

July 2013

  • July - Dog House Repairs Month
  • July 3-August 11 - Dog Days
  • July 15 - National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

August 2013

  • August 5- National Assistance Dog Day
  • August 4-10 - International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 17 - International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 26 - National Dog Day
  • August 30 - National Holistic Pet Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

September 2013

  • September - National Guide Dogs Month
  • September - AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • September - Pet Health Insurance Month (Canada)
  • September - Pet Smile Month
  • September - Senior Care Health Month
  • September - World Animal Remembrance Month
  • September 8 - National Pet Memorial Day (International Association of Pet Cemeteries)
  • September 21 - Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 22-28 - Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
  • September 22 - Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 22-28 - National Dog Week
  • September 23 - Dogs and Politics Day
  • September 22-29 - National Deaf Awareness Week (Deaf Dog Education Action Fund)
  • September 28 - World Rabies Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

Cool stuff for cool dogs!

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Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!

And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!

October 2013

  • October - Adopt a Dog Month (AHA)
  • October - National Pet Wellness Month
  • October - National Squirrel Awareness Month
  • October - National Animal Safety and Protection Month (Emergency Animal Rescue Service - United Animal Nations)
  • October - Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • October 1 - Fire Pup Day
  • October 2 - World Farm Animals Day
  • October 4 - St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day/ World Pets' Day/World Animal Day
  • October 13-19 - National Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 11 - National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 15-November 30 - Wishbones for Pets
  • October 16 - National Feral Cat Day
  • October 26 - Pit Bull Awareness Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

November 2013

  • November - Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • November - Pet Diabetes Month
  • November - Wishbones for Pets Month
  • November - National Pet Awareness Month
  • November - Adopt a Senior Pet Month (
  • November 1 - National Go Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 5-11 - National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
  • November 24 - Fur Free Friday

Photo courtesy of SXC.

December 2013

  • December 2 - National Mutts Day
  • December 15 - Cat Herders Day
  • December 20 - Underdog Day

Photo courtesy of SXC.

National Homeless Animals Day!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dogs were beloved family members growing up, and I miss having a dog today (in a housing situation where we can't). Until then, I still look fondly at every dog I see/know. I had no idea until a few days ago that today is National Dog Day. The folks at Bookboard (a children's ebook service) asked me to write/photograph something to celebrate our four-legged friends. Our way cool four-legged buddy Benji next door was a willing subject (check out his expressions if you visit). So to all the pooches out there, a big thank you for all you do to make our lives better! Woof!

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      Aunt-Mollie 5 years ago

      Truly funny. You had me at "Squirrel Appreciation Day!"

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Oh, so much to do with our babies. Thanks for the ideas. d

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      Johann The Dog 5 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      @knitstricken: You are welcome and thank you!

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      knitstricken 5 years ago

      Ooops! Your intro paragraph states that you're updated for 2012. I almost stopped reading right there. Glad I scrolled past the bump - delighted to find the dates for 2013! Just a thank you and a heads up that you might want to edit that intro! Woof! :o)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      such a great lens!..Dog Days refers to the sultry days of summer..good to know about this especially the dog days..."

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      jordanmilesbask 6 years ago

      geez, I never heard of so much dog days..thanks for sharing..

      please come and visit my lens -

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      Wow, nice collection of days to celebrate dogs. Very clever.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens, and have a wonderful day!

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      Skyespeaks 7 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day to all dogs, cats & people....We all love each other and wish everyone a Wonderful Day!!! from Skye to You

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      ~ Cupid Kisses (and belly rubs) by a Squidoo Angel ~

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I recognized some of the days but not all.



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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 23rd, 2010. (It is designated on a late October date each year.)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Mom and I volunteer at the public animal shelter where we found each other....she tells everyone that the great shelter people found and rescued me from the streets of our county, sheltered me and then Whooppeee! we found each other there...She has great pix of me before and after a bath...Picture proof that I sat down in front of her and offered my paw....Oh, what a time we've had since then - right now we've got 3 little fur balls from the same shelter - waiting for them to get big enuf to go to their new homes. Mom loved a little girl dog there and asked our Shelter see what her take on the teeth were - in other words how old was she...cause she looked a lot like me and Mom didn't want to see anything bad happen. So she said well, if someone else doesn't take her home to be their companion...we'd do it...well, when the wonderful vet held her - she looked up at Mom (I've heard her tell people) and said this one's pregnant! What a delightful surprise - so we now have 3 pups and their Mom at our house...

      We've all done very well together...You should have seen me being blocked by the Mom - right after they were born at the door to the sun room. After our walks together .... she blocked me for about 8 days and then stopped. Of course, I'd got to hear the pups and didn't get to see 'em until a very pretty spring day a couple of weeks ago when we were all out in backyard together...I danced away when they came to smell me...but now I'm used to little feet under me...They're 6 weeks old almost - so they'll move on down the road to a new home soon....but we're having a lot of fun now!

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      Johann The Dog 8 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      [in reply to Lou] Good question Lou! Unfortunately, some of them do and some of the dates don't change. We'll be updating the lens in a month or so, so you could check back, or do a search for those days on Google for 2010 info.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Do these dates all stay the same for 2010? I'm making a calendar and wanted to list them... Thanks!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      THANK YOU sooo omuch. I searched all over the internet for dog holidays. Thank you for taking the time to find and post them. I will be adding this squiddo lense on our Four Paws Acupuncture blog link list very soon.

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      AstridNicole 9 years ago

      Terrific, much appreciated lens. Astrid and I are always looking for things dog related to bark about. Great reference!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      What an outstanding gathering of information ~ Thank you! I have looked everywhere for this information.