2021 Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

2021 Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

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At the Animal Medical Center, public education is one of our founding principles and an enduring mission since our founding in 1910. Please use the calendar below to spread awareness of common pet health topics among your veterinary clients, colleagues, family, and friends.

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January Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month

Holidays and Awareness Days

February Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

Awareness Weeks

  • February 7–14 | Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 23–29 | National Justice for Animals Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • February 3 | Doggie Date Night
  • February 3 | National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 14 | Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 14 | Valentine’s Day
  • February 20 | Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22 | Walking the Dog Day
  • February 22 | National Wildlife Day
  • February 23 | National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 25 | World Spay Day
  • February 27 | Polar Bear Day

March Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

Awareness Weeks

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • March 1 | National Pig Day
  • March 3 | World Wildlife Day
  • March 3 | If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13 | K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 14 | Learn About Butterflies Day
  • March 17 | Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day (patron saint of cats)
  • March 20 | World Sparrow Day
  • March 23 | National Puppy Day
  • March 23 | Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 28 | Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30 | Take a Walk in the Park Day

April Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Active Dog Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Awareness Weeks

  • April 1–7 | International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 11–17 | Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week in April)
  • April 11–17 | National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second full week in April)
  • April 18–24 | Veterinary Receptionist Week
  • April 18–24 | Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (third week in April)
  • April 18–24 | National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
  • April 23–29 | National Scoop the Poop Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • April 3 | Every Day is Tag Day (first Saturday in April)
  • April 6 | National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 7 | World Health Day
  • April 8 | National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10 | National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11 | National Pet Day
  • April 11 | Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • April 11 | Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 14 | National Dolphin Day
  • April 15 | Biomedical Research Awareness Day
  • April 17 | National Bat Appreciation Day
  • April 19 | National Cat Lady Day
  • April 21 | Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • April 22 | Earth Day
  • April 23 | National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24 | World Veterinary Day (last Saturday in April)
  • April 25 | National Pet Parents Day (last Sunday in April)
  • April 25 | World Penguin Day
  • April 26 | National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 27 | National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • April 28 | International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday in April)
  • April 30 | Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday in April)
  • April 30 | Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30 | National Therapy Animal Day

May Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Pet Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Service Animal Eye Exam Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • May 2–8 | American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May)
  • May 2–8 | Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
  • May 2–8 | National Pet Week (first full week of May)
  • May 3–9 | Puppy Mill Action Week (starts the Monday before Mother’s Day)

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • May 1 | National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 1 | Wildfire Preparedness Day
  • May 1 | Save the Rhino Day
  • May 2 | Mayday for Mutts (first Sunday in May)
  • May 3 | National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 4 | Star Wars Day
  • May 8 | National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 8 | National Dog Mom’s Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 8 | Migratory Bird Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 9 | Mother’s Day
  • May 14 | International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 16 | National Sea Monkey Day
  • May 20 | National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 21 | Endangered Species Day
  • May 23 | World Turtle Day
  • May 31 | Memorial Day

June Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Adopt-a-Cat Month® from the American Humane Association
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Awareness Weeks

  • June 6–12 | Pet Appreciation Week (first week in June)
  • June 13–19 | Animal Rights Awareness Week (third week in June)
  • June 21–25 | Take Your Pet to Work Week®
  • June 21–27 | National Pollinator Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • June 3 | National Egg Day
  • June 4 | Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 8 | Best Friends Day
  • June 8 | World Pet Memorial Day (second Tuesday in June)
  • June 8 | World Oceans Day
  • June 15 | National Lobster Day
  • June 19 | National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 20 | Father’s Day
  • June 21 | National Dog Party Day
  • June 21 | Take Your Cat to Work Day®
  • June 24 | Cat World Domination Day
  • June 25 | Take Your Dog to Work Day®

July Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month™
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • Dog House Repair Month
  • Independent Retailer Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Awareness Weeks

  • July 27–August 3 | National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
  • July 4–10 | National Farriers Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • July 1 | ID Your Pet Day
  • July 4 | Independence Day
  • July 6 | World Zoonoses Day
  • July 9 | Cow Appreciation Day
  • July 11 | All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 14 | Shark Awareness Day
  • July 15 | National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 16 | World Snake Day
  • July 21 | National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21 | No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 22 | AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day
  • July 25 | National Parents Day
  • July 26 | National Dog Photography Day
  • July 31 | Mutt’s Day
  • July 31 | International Friendship Day

August Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Itchy Pet Awareness Month
  • National Back-To-School Month

Awareness Weeks

  • July 27–August 3 | National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
  • August 1–7 | International Assistance Dog Week (first full week of August)
  • August 10–16 | Give a Dog a Bone Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • August 1 | DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 5 | Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 6 | Fresh Breath Day
  • August 8 | International Cat Day
  • August 10 | Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 10 | National Lazy Day
  • August 15 | National Check the Chip Day
  • August 16 | Saint Roch’s Day (patron saint of dogs)
  • August 17 | National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 17 | International Non-Profit Day
  • August 21 | International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • August 21 | National Honey Bee Day
  • August 22 | National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 23 | Blind Dog Day
  • August 26 | National Dog Day
  • August 30 | National Holistic Pet Day

September Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • National Disaster Preparedness Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • September 5–11 | Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 12–18 | Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (third week in September)
  • September 12–18 | National Farm Health and Safety Week
  • September 19–25 | National Deaf Dog Awareness Week (last full week in September)
  • September 19–25 | National Dog Week (last full week in September)
  • September 19–October 2 | Sea Otter Awareness Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • September 1 | Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8 | National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 10 | World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 11 | National Iguana Awareness Day
  • September 12 | National Hug Your Hound Day (second Sunday in September)
  • September 12 | National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday in September)
  • September 13 | Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 17 | National Pet Bird Day
  • September 17 | National Teach Ag Day
  • September 18 | Puppy Mill Awareness Day (third Saturday in September)
  • September 18 | Responsible Dog Ownership Day (third Saturday in September)
  • September 19 | National Meow Like a Pirate Day
  • September 22 | Elephant Appreciation Day
  • September 23 | Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 23 | Remember Me Thursday® (an international social media awareness day that brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and remembers those pets who never got a second chance. Share your rescue pet using #RememberMeThursday)
  • September 25 | International Rabbit Day
  • September 28 | World Rabies Day

October Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Adopt-A-Dog Month®
  • Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pitbull Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • October 1–7 | National Walk Your Dog Week (first week of October)
  • October 3–9 | Animal Welfare Week (first week of October, starting on a Sunday)
  • October 17–23 | National Veterinary Technician Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • October 1 | National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1 | National Black Dog Day
  • October 4 | World Animal Day
  • October 4 | World Habitat Day
  • October 9 | World Migratory Bird Day
  • October 13 | National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 16 | National Feral Cat Day
  • October 17 | National Fetch Day
  • October 21 | National Pets for Veterans Day
  • October 21 | Reptile Awareness Day
  • October 27 | National Black Cat Day
  • October 28 | Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • October 29 | National Cat Day
  • October 30 | National Pitbull Awareness Day (last Saturday in October—unless Halloween falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen)
  • October 31 | Halloween

November Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Pet Awareness Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Manatee Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • November 1–7 | Bird Health Appreciation Week
  • November 7–13 | National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)
  • November 14–20 | Antibiotics Awareness Week
  • November 28–December 6 |  Hanukkah

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • November 1 | National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 3 | One Health Day
  • November 7 | National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 11 | Veterans Day
  • November  15 | National Philanthropy Day
  • November  17 | National Take a Hike Day
  • November 25 | Thanksgiving
  • November 25 | National Dog Show (always broadcast in the US on Thanksgiving)
  • November 26 | Black Friday
  • November 29 | Cyber Monday

December Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Awareness Weeks

  • November 28–December 6 | Hanukkah
  • December 26–January 1 | Kwanzaa

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • December 2 | National Mutt Day
  • December 3 | National Roof Over Your Head Day
  • December 4 | World Wildlife Conservation Day
  • December 4 | National Cookie Day
  • December 5 | International Volunteer Day
  • December 13 | National Day of the Horse
  • December 15 | Monkey Day
  • December 15 | National Cat Herders Day
  • December 17 | Underdog Day
  • December 24 | Christmas Eve
  • December 25 | Christmas Day
  • December 27 | Visit the Zoo Day
  • December 31 | New Year’s Eve

January Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month

Holidays and Awareness Days

February Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

Awareness Weeks

  • February 7–14 | Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 23–29 | National Justice for Animals Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • February 3 | Doggie Date Night
  • February 3 | National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 14 | Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 14 | Valentine’s Day
  • February 20 | Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22 | Walking the Dog Day
  • February 22 | National Wildlife Day
  • February 23 | National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 25 | World Spay Day
  • February 27 | Polar Bear Day

March Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

Awareness Weeks

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • March 1 | National Pig Day
  • March 3 | World Wildlife Day
  • March 3 | If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13 | K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 14 | Learn About Butterflies Day
  • March 17 | Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day (patron saint of cats)
  • March 20 | World Sparrow Day
  • March 23 | National Puppy Day
  • March 23 | Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 28 | Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30 | Take a Walk in the Park Day

April Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Active Dog Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Awareness Weeks

  • April 1–7 | International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 11–17 | Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week in April)
  • April 11–17 | National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second full week in April)
  • April 18–24 | Veterinary Receptionist Week
  • April 18–24 | Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (third week in April)
  • April 18–24 | National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
  • April 23–29 | National Scoop the Poop Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • April 3 | Every Day is Tag Day (first Saturday in April)
  • April 6 | National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 7 | World Health Day
  • April 8 | National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10 | National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11 | National Pet Day
  • April 11 | Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • April 11 | Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 14 | National Dolphin Day
  • April 15 | Biomedical Research Awareness Day
  • April 17 | National Bat Appreciation Day
  • April 19 | National Cat Lady Day
  • April 21 | Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • April 22 | Earth Day
  • April 23 | National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24 | World Veterinary Day (last Saturday in April)
  • April 25 | National Pet Parents Day (last Sunday in April)
  • April 25 | World Penguin Day
  • April 26 | National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 27 | National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • April 28 | International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday in April)
  • April 30 | Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday in April)
  • April 30 | Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30 | National Therapy Animal Day

May Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Pet Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Service Animal Eye Exam Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • May 2–8 | American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May)
  • May 2–8 | Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
  • May 2–8 | National Pet Week (first full week of May)
  • May 3–9 | Puppy Mill Action Week (starts the Monday before Mother’s Day)

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • May 1 | National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 1 | Wildfire Preparedness Day
  • May 1 | Save the Rhino Day
  • May 2 | Mayday for Mutts (first Sunday in May)
  • May 3 | National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 4 | Star Wars Day
  • May 8 | National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 8 | National Dog Mom’s Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 8 | Migratory Bird Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 9 | Mother’s Day
  • May 14 | International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 16 | National Sea Monkey Day
  • May 20 | National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 21 | Endangered Species Day
  • May 23 | World Turtle Day
  • May 31 | Memorial Day

June Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Adopt-a-Cat Month® from the American Humane Association
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Awareness Weeks

  • June 6–12 | Pet Appreciation Week (first week in June)
  • June 13–19 | Animal Rights Awareness Week (third week in June)
  • June 21–25 | Take Your Pet to Work Week®
  • June 21–27 | National Pollinator Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • June 3 | National Egg Day
  • June 4 | Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 8 | Best Friends Day
  • June 8 | World Pet Memorial Day (second Tuesday in June)
  • June 8 | World Oceans Day
  • June 15 | National Lobster Day
  • June 19 | National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 20 | Father’s Day
  • June 21 | National Dog Party Day
  • June 21 | Take Your Cat to Work Day®
  • June 24 | Cat World Domination Day
  • June 25 | Take Your Dog to Work Day®

July Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month™
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • Dog House Repair Month
  • Independent Retailer Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Awareness Weeks

  • July 27–August 3 | National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
  • July 4–10 | National Farriers Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • July 1 | ID Your Pet Day
  • July 4 | Independence Day
  • July 6 | World Zoonoses Day
  • July 9 | Cow Appreciation Day
  • July 11 | All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 14 | Shark Awareness Day
  • July 15 | National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 16 | World Snake Day
  • July 21 | National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21 | No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 22 | AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day
  • July 25 | National Parents Day
  • July 26 | National Dog Photography Day
  • July 31 | Mutt’s Day
  • July 31 | International Friendship Day

August Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Itchy Pet Awareness Month
  • National Back-To-School Month

Awareness Weeks

  • July 27–August 3 | National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
  • August 1–7 | International Assistance Dog Week (first full week of August)
  • August 10–16 | Give a Dog a Bone Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • August 1 | DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 5 | Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 6 | Fresh Breath Day
  • August 8 | International Cat Day
  • August 10 | Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 10 | National Lazy Day
  • August 15 | National Check the Chip Day
  • August 16 | Saint Roch’s Day (patron saint of dogs)
  • August 17 | National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 17 | International Non-Profit Day
  • August 21 | International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • August 21 | National Honey Bee Day
  • August 22 | National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 23 | Blind Dog Day
  • August 26 | National Dog Day
  • August 30 | National Holistic Pet Day

September Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • National Disaster Preparedness Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • September 5–11 | Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 12–18 | Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (third week in September)
  • September 12–18 | National Farm Health and Safety Week
  • September 19–25 | National Deaf Dog Awareness Week (last full week in September)
  • September 19–25 | National Dog Week (last full week in September)
  • September 19–October 2 | Sea Otter Awareness Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • September 1 | Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8 | National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 10 | World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 11 | National Iguana Awareness Day
  • September 12 | National Hug Your Hound Day (second Sunday in September)
  • September 12 | National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday in September)
  • September 13 | Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 17 | National Pet Bird Day
  • September 17 | National Teach Ag Day
  • September 18 | Puppy Mill Awareness Day (third Saturday in September)
  • September 18 | Responsible Dog Ownership Day (third Saturday in September)
  • September 19 | National Meow Like a Pirate Day
  • September 22 | Elephant Appreciation Day
  • September 23 | Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 23 | Remember Me Thursday® (an international social media awareness day that brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and remembers those pets who never got a second chance. Share your rescue pet using #RememberMeThursday)
  • September 25 | International Rabbit Day
  • September 28 | World Rabies Day

October Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Adopt-A-Dog Month®
  • Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pitbull Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • October 1–7 | National Walk Your Dog Week (first week of October)
  • October 3–9 | Animal Welfare Week (first week of October, starting on a Sunday)
  • October 17–23 | National Veterinary Technician Week

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • October 1 | National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1 | National Black Dog Day
  • October 4 | World Animal Day
  • October 4 | World Habitat Day
  • October 9 | World Migratory Bird Day
  • October 13 | National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 16 | National Feral Cat Day
  • October 17 | National Fetch Day
  • October 21 | National Pets for Veterans Day
  • October 21 | Reptile Awareness Day
  • October 27 | National Black Cat Day
  • October 28 | Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • October 29 | National Cat Day
  • October 30 | National Pitbull Awareness Day (last Saturday in October—unless Halloween falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen)
  • October 31 | Halloween

November Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Pet Awareness Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Manatee Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • November 1–7 | Bird Health Appreciation Week
  • November 7–13 | National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)
  • November 14–20 | Antibiotics Awareness Week
  • November 28–December 6 |  Hanukkah

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • November 1 | National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 3 | One Health Day
  • November 7 | National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 11 | Veterans Day
  • November  15 | National Philanthropy Day
  • November  17 | National Take a Hike Day
  • November 25 | Thanksgiving
  • November 25 | National Dog Show (always broadcast in the US on Thanksgiving)
  • November 26 | Black Friday
  • November 29 | Cyber Monday

December Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days

Awareness Months

  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Awareness Weeks

  • November 28–December 6 | Hanukkah
  • December 26–January 1 | Kwanzaa

Holidays and Awareness Days

  • December 2 | National Mutt Day
  • December 3 | National Roof Over Your Head Day
  • December 4 | World Wildlife Conservation Day
  • December 4 | National Cookie Day
  • December 5 | International Volunteer Day
  • December 13 | National Day of the Horse
  • December 15 | Monkey Day
  • December 15 | National Cat Herders Day
  • December 17 | Underdog Day
  • December 24 | Christmas Eve
  • December 25 | Christmas Day
  • December 27 | Visit the Zoo Day
  • December 31 | New Year’s Eve