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Our furry friends are also as much stressed as we are in this working world, they too need holidays, to feel relaxed, less anxious, and get in a better mood. It is vital to get a break away for our four-legged friends; it can do wonders for them. But, what’s the right time to take a break away? It is difficult to keep a track of a year-long holiday list and select the right one.

To help you select the right days, weeks, or months, here we have an extensive complete list of pet holidays 2021 to show some extra love and de-stress our pet’s life.

January Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long Holidays

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month – a month to learn about the importance of training and enriching a pet’s life.
  • Pet Obesity Awareness Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Jan. 02: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • Jan. 02: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
  • Jan. 08: National Labrador Retriever Day
  • Jan. 08: Bubble Bath Day
  • Jan. 14: National Dress up Your Pet Day
  • Jan. 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • Jan. 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day
  • Jan. 24: Peanut Butter Day
  • Jan. 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

February Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Prevent a Litter Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Beat the Heat Month
  • 07-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • 23-29: National Justice For Animals Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Feb. 02: Sled Dog Day
  • Feb. 03: National Golden Retriever Day
  • Feb. 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • Feb. 19: International Tug-of-War Day
  • Feb. 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • Feb. 22: Walking The Dog Day
  • Feb. 23: National Dog Biscuit Day
  • Feb. 25: World Spay Day

March Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • 7-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Mar. 06: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Raise begins
  • Mar. 13: K9 Veterans Day
  • Mar. 23: National Puppy Day
  • Mar. 23: Cuddly Kitten Day
  • Mar. 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  • Mar. 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

April Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • Active Dog Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week
  • 11-17: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • 17-24: National Pet ID Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • April 3: Every Day is Tag Day
  • Apr. 04: World Stray Animals Day
  • Apr. 06: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 8: National Catahoula Day
  • Apr. 08: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • Apr. 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • Apr. 11: National Pet Day
  • Apr. 11: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • Apr. 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 19: National Cat Lady Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • April 22: National Beagle Day
  • Apr. 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 25: World Veterinary Day (last Saturday in April)
  • April 26: National Pet Parents Day (last Sunday in April)
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day.
  • April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • Apr. 28: International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday in April)
  • Apr. 30: National Therapy Animal Day
  • April 30:Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.
  • April 30: Hairball Awareness Day. (Last Friday in April)
  • April 30: National Tabby Day

May Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Pet Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month (Also see November events.)
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • May 2-8: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
  • May 2-8: Be Kind to Animals Week
  • 2-8: National Pet Week
  • 3-8: Puppy Mill Action Week 

Pet Days/Holidays

  • May 01: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 02: Mayday for Mutts (observed the first Sunday of May)
  • May 03: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 8: National Dog Mom Day
  • May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 10: German Shepherd Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 30: International Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Day

June Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • 6-12: Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 12 – 13: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show
  • June 20-26: Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • 21-25: Take Your Pet to Work Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • June 1: International Sheltie Day
  • Jun. 04: Hug Your Cat Day
  • Jun. 08: National Best Friends Day
  • Jun. 08: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day.
  • Jun. 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 21: National Dachshund Day
  • June 22: Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • Jun.  24: Cat World Domination Day
  • Jun.  25: Take Your Dog To Work Day

July Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • Dog House Repair Month
  • Late July National Feed a Rescue Pet Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Jul. 01: ID Your Pet Day
  • Jul. 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  • Jul. 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 21: National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
  • Jul. 26: National Dog Photography Day
  • Jul. 31: National Mutt Day (Also see Dec. 2)

August Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Wellness Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Rawgust
  • 1-7: International Assistance Dog Week

 Pet Days/Holidays

  • Aug. 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • Aug. 04: Assistance Dog Day
  • Aug. 05: Work Like a Dog Day
  • Aug. 06: Fresh Breath Day
  • Aug. 08: International Cat Day
  • Aug. 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • Aug. 10: National Lazy Day
  • Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • Aug. 16: Saint Roch’s Day
  • Aug. 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • Aug. 21: International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • Aug. 22: National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day
  • Aug. 26: National Dog Day
  • Aug. 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • Aug. 30: National Holistic Pet Day

September Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Pet-Sitter Education Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • 20-26: Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
  • 20-26: National Dog Week
  • 20-26: Deaf Pet Awareness Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Sept. 01: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • Sept. 08: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • Sept. 12: National Pet Memorial Day
  • Sept. 12: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • Sept. 13: Scooby-Doo Day
  • Sept. 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • Sept. 18: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • Sept. 18: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • Sept. 19: National Meow Like a Pirate Day
  • Sept. 22: National Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Day.
  • Sept. 23: Dogs in Politics Day (Checkers Day)
  • Sept. 23: Remember Me Thursday
  • Sept. 28: World Rabies Day

October Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • Adopt-A-Dog Month
  • 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week (observed the first week of October)
  • 17-23: Veterinary Technician Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Oct. 01: National Black Dog Day
  • Oct. 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • Oct. 2: Poodle Day
  • Oct. 04: World Pet Day
  • Oct. 04: World Animal Day
  • Oct. 09: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • Oct. 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • Oct. 17: National Fetch Day
  • Oct. 21: National Pets for Veterans Day
  • Oct. 27: National Black Cat Day
  • Oct.28: Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • Oct. 29: National Cat Day
  • Oct. 30: National Pit Bull Awareness Day

November Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • 1-7: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Nov. 01:  International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
  • Nov. 01: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • Nov. 07: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • Nov. 16: National Slobber Appreciation Day
  • Nov. 17: Take A Hike Day
  • Nov. 17: National Black Cat Day.  (Also on  27th Oct)
  • Nov.  20: National Adoption Day

December Pet Holidays 2021

Pet Month-long/Week-long Holidays

  • National Cat Lovers Month

Pet Days/Holidays

  • Dec. 02: National Mutt Day
  • Dec. 05: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • Dec. 09: International Day of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dec. 15: National Cat Herders Day
Author

Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aide on a regular basis.