With Labor Day approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share with you a list of strange pet holidays. While there are a number of well-known pet holidays that we all celebrate through social media (National Dog Day, National Cat Day, Love Your Pet Day, etc.) this is a list of lesser known, and downright bizarre holidays.

January

  • 2nd – National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • 14th – Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • 19th – Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday
  • 22nd – National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

February

  • 14th – Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • 22nd – Walking the Dog Day
  • 23rd – National Dog Biscuit Day

March

  • 3rd – If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • 28th – Respect Your Cat Day

April

  • 2nd – National Ferret Day
  • 8th – National Dog Fight Awareness Day
  • 11th – Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • 18th – Pet Owners Independence Day
  • 21st – Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • 30th – National Tabby Day
  • Last Fri in April – Hairball Awareness Day

May

  • 1st – National Purebred Dog Day
  • 4th – Respect for Chicken Day

June

  • 4th – Hug Your Cat Day
  • 21st – National Dog Party Day
  • 24th – Take Your Dog to Work Day

July

  • 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day

August

  • 5th – Work Like a Dog Day
  • 10th – Spoil Your Dog Day
  • 30th – National Holistic Pet Day

September

  • 13th – National Hug Your Hound Day
  • 19th – Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • 23rd – Dogs in Politics Day

October

  • 1st – National Black Dog Day
  • 16th – National Feral Cat Day
  • 28th – Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • Second Wed in October – National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

November

  • 1st – National Cook for Your Pet Day
  • 17th – National Black Cat Day
  • 17th – National Take a Hike Day

December

  • 15th – National Cat Herding Day

 

 

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