Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. (Also see November events.)
Chip Your Pet Month.
National Service Animal Eye Exam. The American College of Veterinary Optholmologists hosts this annual event when over 300 veterinary ophthalmologists donate their services to provide eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada during the month of May.
May 1, 2019: National Purebred Dog Day.
May 3, 2019: National Specially-Abled Pets Day.
May 5, 2019: Mayday for Mutts. First Sunday in May.
May 5 – 11, 2019: American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long event has been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May.
May 5-11, 2019: National Pet Week. Always held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
May 6-11, 2019: Puppy Mill Action Week. An initiative of the HSUS, this week is always scheduled to begin the Monday before Mother’s Day.
May 11, 2019: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.
May 14, 2019: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day.
National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.
National Microchipping Month.
June 2-8, 2019: Pet Appreciation Week. First week in June.
June 4, 2019: Hug Your Cat Day.
June 8, 2019: Best Friends Day.
June 9, 2019: World Pet Memorial Day. Second Sunday in June.
National Lost Pet Prevention Month™. Learn how to keep your pets from becoming lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub.
July 1, 2019: ID Your Pet Day.
July 4, 2019: Independence Day. This US holiday is no holiday for dogs; the sounds of fireworks causes many dogs to panic and run, resulting in many lost dogs every year.
July 5, 2019: Pet Remembrance Day.
July 11, 2019: All-American Pet Photo Day.
July 15, 2019: National Pet Fire Safety Day. Sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC).
July 21, 2019: National Craft for your Local Shelters Day.
July 21, 2019: No Pet Store Puppies Day.
July 31, 2019: National Mutt Day. Also see Dec. 2.
Rawgust. Celebration of raw feeding for pets for the month of August.
Aug. 1, 2019: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs. The North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, declared August 1 as a birthday for all the shelter animals whose birthdays are unknown. Happy DOGust!!
Aug. 4-10, 2019: International Assistance Dog Week.
Aug. 5, 2019: Work Like a Dog Day.
Aug. 10, 2019: Spoil Your Dog Day.
Aug. 10, 2019: National Lazy Day.
Aug. 15, 2019: National Check the Chip Day. AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.”
Aug. 16, 2019: Saint Roch’s Day. Patron saint of dogs.
Happy Cat Month. Established by the CATalyst Council.
National Service Dog Month.
National Pet Insurance Month.
National Disaster Preparedness Month. Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Visit Ready.gov.
Sept. 1, 2019: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day.
Sept. 8, 2019: National Pet Memorial Day. Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC). Second Sunday in September.
Sept. 8, 2019: National Hug Your Hound Day. Second Sunday in September.
Sept. 13, 2019: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day. A day dedicated to the issue of pet birth defects including information on identification, prevention and treatment. Sponsored by MBJungle.
Sept. 21, 2019: Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Third Saturday in September.
Sept. 21, 2019: Responsible Dog Ownership Day.
Sept. 22-28, 2019: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Last full week in September.
Sept. 22-28, 2019: National Dog Week. Last full week in September.
Sept. 23, 2019: Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day). Recognizing the dogs of politicians.
Sept. 26, 2019: Remember Me Thursday® Remember Me Thursday® is 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.
Sept. 28, 2019: World Rabies Day. Sponsored by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.