As we embark (woof woof) on another fun-filled year with our furry friends, it’s time to start planning for upcoming pet holidays and observance months.

Peek at our 2022 dog and cat holiday calendar and bookmark this page to remember these moments to celebrate your playful pal or even learn something new about the pets we love!

2022 Pet Holidays

Pet Holidays for January 2022

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month – here’s a fun trick to teach your dog or cat.
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day –check out our car safety tips for dogs to ensure safe travels for your pup every time you go for a ride.
  • 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 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

Pet Holidays for February 2022

  • Pet Dental Health Month – brushing your dog’s teeth is important for their dental health (and fresh breath!)
  • Dog Training Education Month – read our best tips for training your dog to become a well-behaved companion.
  • National Cat Health Month – maintain your cat’s well-being and happiness with our top cat health tips!
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness 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 – here’s how your pet shows their love for you (and remember to reciprocate!)
  • February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day, World Spay Day
  • February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

 

Pet Holidays for March 2022

  • Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day – read some texts from our furry friends if they had thumbs!
  • March 5: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • March 7-14: Professional Pet Sitters Week – check out our tips to find a pet sitter that you can trust.
  • March 13: K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 21-28: National Animal 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 – get active and healthy with your pet and go for a walk in the park!

Pet Holidays for April 2022

  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month – learn basic pet first aid with our helpful guide.
  • 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 – read our facts about safe raw food for dogs and cats.
  • April 4: World Stray Animals Day
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11-18: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day – teach your pup to be a great therapy dog with our tips and tricks.
  • April 17-23: National Pet ID Week
  • April 19: Pet Owners Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24-30: National Scoop the Poop Week
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 27: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 29: Hairball Awareness Day
  • April 30: World Veterinary Day
  • April 30: National Pet Parent’s Day
  • April 30: National Tabby Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – here’s how you become healthier and happier when you adopt a shelter pet.
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

 

Pet Holidays in May 2022

  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 1: Mayday for Mutts
  • May 1-6: National Pet Week
  • May 1-6: Be Kind to Animals Week
  • May 2–7: Puppy Mill Action Week
  • May 3: National Specially-abled Pets Day
  • May 14: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day

 

Pet Holidays in June 2022

  • Adopt a Cat Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA) – find your new best
    fur-iend with our tips to adopt a shelter cat.
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • June 2: National Dog Day
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 5–11: Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 13-20: Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • June 14: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 20–26: Take Your Dog to Work Week
  • June 20: Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 24: Take Your Dog to Work Day – when you take your dog to work, make sure it’s a pawsitive experience!
  • June 25: Cat World Domination Day

 

Pet Holidays in July 2022

  • Doghouse Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month – keep your cat hydrated with these safety tips.
  • July 1: National ID Your Pet Day
  • July 2: International Dog Day
  • July 11: All American Pet Photo Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day – be prepared for any emergency and learn pet fire safety.
  • July 21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day

 

Pet Holidays in August 2022

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs – celebrate your dog’s birthday with these seven fun ideas!
  • August 7–13: International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day – spoil your dog with homemade pup-sicles that’ll leave them begging for more.
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 20: International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 26: International Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day – keep your pet close to your heart with these ways to remember your pet.
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

 

Pet Holidays in September 2022

  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 12: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 12: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 19–23: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Week
  • September 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 17: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 19-23: National Dog Week
  • September 19-23: Deaf Pet Awareness Week
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day

 

Pet Holidays in October 2022

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month – here’s some water safety tips for dogs to ensure a fun time at the beach, pool, or lake!
  • Adopt a Dog Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA) – learn our best tips to adopt a shelter dog, a.k.a. your newest family member.
  • 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 4: World Animal Day
  • October 4: World Pets Day
  • October 12: Pet Obesity Awareness Day – if your pet enjoys too many treats, read our advice to help your pet lose weight.
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • October 16-21: Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 27: National Black Cat Day
  • October 29: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
  • October 29: National Cat Day

 

Pet Holidays in November 2022

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month – help your pet live their best golden years with our guide to care for senior dogs and cats.
  • National Pet Diabetes Month
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 6-12: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

 

Pet Holidays in December 2022

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