Mark your calendars - here are some of the most important pet-related holidays to remember this year! Some are celebrated exclusively in the United States while others are celebrated internationally.

The Yummypets community is thoughtful and always sharing love with other pets. Let's try to be more aware of the multitude of pet holidays and awareness weeks so that we can better appreciate pets and animals!

January

  • 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day
  • 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

February

  • 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  • 20:Love Your Pet Day
  • 22: National Walk Your Dog Day

March

  • 13: K9 Veterans Day
  • 23: National Puppy Day
  • 23: Cuddly Kitten Day
  • 28: Respect Your Cat Day

April

  • 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • 11: National Pet Day
  • 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • 26: National Pet Parents Day
  • 29: International Guide Dog Day
  • 30: National Tabby Cat Day
  • 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • 30: National Therapy Animal Day

May

  • 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • 3: Mayday for Mutts
  • 3-10: Be Kind To Animals Week
  • 3-10: National Pet Week
  • 9: National Dog Mom Day
  • 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • 23: World Turtle Day
  • 30: International Hug Your Cat Day

June

  • 4: Hug Your Cat Day
  • 9: World Pet Memorial Day
  • 17: Take Your Cat To Work Day
  • 21: Dog Party Day
  • 24: Cat World Domination Day
  • 26: Take Your Dog To Work Day

July

  • 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  • 31: National Mutt Day

August

  • 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • 26: National Dog Day

September

  • 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • 13: National Pet Memorial Day
  • 13: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • 20-27: National Dog Week
  • 20-27: Deaf Pet Awareness Week

October

  • 1: National Black Dog Day
  • 4: World Animal Day/li>
  • 4: World Pet Day
  • 16: Global Cat Day
  • 21: Reptile Awareness Day
  • 27: National Pitbull Awareness Day
  • 27: National Black Cat Day
  • 29: National Cat Day

November

  • 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • 8-14: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

December

  • 2: National Mutt Day

Have you celebrated any of these special pet holidays?

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