Dog Monthly and Daily Holidays

Celebrate your dog every day and every way but especially on these fun dog national holidays. Don’t see a dog holiday here? Just email us at and we will add it to the list!

JANUARY dog holidays

Walk Your Pet Month

Train Your Dog Month

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day

January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FEBRUARY dog holidays

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Pet Dental Health Month

Unchain a Dog Month

Dog Training Education Month

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Superbowl Sunday

Karma celebrates her team, the Kansas City Chiefs. ©Teresa Hu

Date changes every year, but checkout the annual Puppy Bowl event, which you can find details at’s February event listing.

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

February 14: Valentine’s Day

Try this Doggie DIY project for Valentine’s Day.

February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day

February 20: Love Your Pet Day

February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day

February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day

MARCH dog holidays

Who does’t love puppies? Celebrate National Puppy Day every March. Liberty Belle, Cirneco Dell Etna puppy. ©Melissa L Kauffman

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Professional Pet Sitters Weed (first full week in March)

March 13: K9 Veteran’s Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

APRIL dog holidays

Don’t forget to celebrate Easter with your dogs every year. ©Melissa L Kauffman

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Adopt a Greyhound Month

Pet First Aid Awareness

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April 8: Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 25: International Guide Dog Day

April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

MAY dog holidays

Chip Your Pet Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Pet Month Day

May 3: National Specially-abled Pets Day

May 11: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 30: Memorial Day

JUNE dog holidays

June 9: World Pet Memorial Day

June 21: Take Your Dog to Work Day

JULY dog holidays

Bational Pet Hydration Awareness Month

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

July 1: ID Your Pet Day

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 31: National Mutt Day

AUGUST dog holidays

August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

Augist 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

August 15: National Check the Chip Day

August 17: International Homeless Animals Day

August 26: National Dog Day

August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

SEPTEMBER dog holidays

National Service Dog Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

September 8: National Hug Your Hound Day

September 21: Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

OCTOBER dog holidays

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Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Mont

Pit Bull Awareness Month

National Pet Wellness Month

October 1: National Fire Pup Day/ National Black Dog Day

October 10: Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 26: National Pit Bull Awareness Day

NOVEMBER dog holidays

Tampa and Justice celebrate Thanksgiving. ©Melissa L Kauffman

Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month

National Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

DECEMBER dog holidays

Tampa Bay and Justice love to celebrate Christmas. ©The Machine Photography

December 2: National Mutt Day

December 25: Christmas


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