Millions of Americans love their pets and consider them cherished family members. Believe it or not, there are a large amount of days on the calendar to celebrate your pet all year round. Here are a few of the special dates hand-picked to spoil your furry pet for each month of the year:


National Walk Your Dog Month
National Train Your Dog Month
January 2nd: National Pet Travel Safety Day
January 2nd: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
January 5th: National Bird Day
January 21st: Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22nd: National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
January 24th: Change a Pet’s Life Day


National Pet Dental Health Month
National Cat Health Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Dog Training Education Month
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
February 14th: Pet Theft Awareness Day
February 17th – World Cat Day
February 20th: Love Your Pet Day
February 22nd: Walking the Dog Day
February 23rd – Cuddly Kitten Day
February 26th: World Spay Day


Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
March 1st: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day; National Pig Day
March 3rd through 9th: Professional Pet Sitter’s Week
March 14th: Save a Spider Day
March 17–23: National Poison Prevention Week
March 23rd: National Puppy Day
March 28th: Respect Your Cat Day
March 30th: Take a Walk in the Park Day


Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
April 1st through 7th: International Pooper Scooper Week
April 2nd: National Ferret Day
April 4th: World Rat Day
April 7th through 13th: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
April 10th: National Hug Your Dog Day; ASPCA Day
April 11th: National Pet Day
April 14–20: National Pet ID Week; Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 23rd: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
April 28th: National Pet Parent’s Day
April 30th: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day


Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pet Month
International Respect for Chickens Month
May 3rd: National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 5th: Mayday for Mutts
May 5th through 11th: Be Kind to Animals Week
May 11th: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 14th: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
May 23rd: World Turtle Day
May 30th: International Hug Your Cat Day


Adopt a Cat Month
National Pet Preparedness Month
National Microchipping Month
June 2-8: Pet Appreciation Week
June 8th: National Best Friends Day
June 11th: World Pet Memorial Day
June 16th through 22nd: Take Your Pet To Work Week®
June 17th: Take Your Cat To Work Day
June 21st: Take Your Dog To Work Day®
June 24th: Cat World Domination Day


National Lost Pet Prevention Month
July 15th: I Love Horses Day
July 16th: World Snake Day
July 17th: National Hot Dog Day
July 21st: No Pet Store Puppies Day
July 30th: International Day of Friendship
July 31st: National Mutt Day


National Immunization Awareness Month
August 5th: Work Like a Dog Day
August 8th: International Cat Day
August 10th: Spoil Your Dog Day
Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day
August 17th: National Black Cat Appreciation Day; International Homeless Animals Day
August 26th: National Dog Day
August 28th: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


Pet Sitter Education Month
National Pet Memorial Month
Responsible Dog Ownership Month
Happy Healthy Cat Month
Guide/Service Dogs Month
National Pet Insurance Month
September 1st: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
September 8th: National Hug Your Hound Day
September 16th through 22nd: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
September 28th: World Rabies Day


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

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA)
National Pit Bull Awareness Month
October 4th: World Animal Day
October 1st through 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week
October 14th – 20th: Veterinary Technician Week
October 16th: National Feral Cat Day
October 26th: National Pitbull Awareness Day
October 27th: National Black Cat Day
October 29th: National Cat Day


Pet Diabetes Month
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Pet Awareness Month
National Senior Pet Month
November 1st: National Cook for Your Pets Day
November 3rd through 9th: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
November 7th: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
November 12th: Fancy Rat and Mouse Day


National Cat Lover’s Month
December 2nd: National Mutt Day
December 13th: National Day of the Horse
December 15th: Cat Herder’s Day

MainStreet Veterinarians practices both conventional as well as alternative animal healthcare from our friendly office in Stone Mountain, GA. Offering mainly conventional veterinary medicine and surgery to also offering a wide array of alternative and holistic treatments to the veterinary community as well. Call us today to make an appointment with your beloved pet at 770-498-4620 or send us an email.