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Every Day Is #NationalDogDay

Melissa here with the post on #NationalDogDay. Duh – it had to be me!


Sunday was #NationalDogDay.

And like every year on August 26, 2018, the Internet explodes with pictures of everyone’s furry best friends. As I was cuddling Regal in his bed (because he’s still confined to the kitchen because of his TPLO surgery), I reminded Joey of the joyous holiday it was. His quick response was:

I feel like there’s five of those a year.

And he’s not wrong. We are always looking for ways to celebrate our furbabies. So for today’s post, I thought I’d breakdown every day of the year in which you can celebrate your beloved pup, because isn’t every day #NationalDogDay?


The Breakdown: Dog / Pet Holidays

January (National Train Your Dog Month; Walk Your Pet Month)
  • January 2nd: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 14th: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 24th: Change A Pet’s Life Day
February (Dog Training Education Month, Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, Pet Dental Health Month, Responsible Pet Owners Month)
  • February 14th: Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 20th: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22nd: Walking The Dog Day
  • February 23rd: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 27th: World Spay Day
March
  • March 3rd: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13th: K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 23rd: National Puppy Day
April (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)
  • April 7th: Tag Day
  • April 8th: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 11th: National Pet Day
  • April 11th: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 21st: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 26th: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 30th: Adopt A Shelter Pet Day
May (National Pet Month, Responsible Animal Guardian Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Moth, Chip Your Pet Month)
  • May 1st: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 12th: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • First Full Week of May: National Pet Week
June (National Pet Preparedness Month)
  • June 8th: Best Friends Day
  • First Full Week of June: Pet Appreciation Week
  • Take Your Dog To Work Day typically falls in June
June (Dog House Repair Month, National Lost Pet Prevention Month)
  • July 1st: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 15th: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 31st: National Mutt Day
August
  • August 26th: National Dog Day
  • August 28th: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 20th: National Holistic Pet Day
September
  • September 13th: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 15th: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 23rd: Dogs In Politics Day
  • September 28th: World Rabies Day
  • Last Full Week of September: National Dog Week
October (Adopt-A-Dog Month, Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month, National Pet Wellness Month, National Pit Bull Awareness Month, National Service Dog Month)
  • October 1st: National Dire Pup Day
  • October 1st: National Black Dog Day
  • October 4th: World Animal Day
  • October 10th: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • First Full Week of October: National Walk Your Dog Week and Animal Welfare Week
November (Adopt A Senior Pet Month, National Pet Awareness Month, National Senior Pet Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Pet Diabetes Month)
  • November 1st: National Cook For Your Pets Day
  • November 7th: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • First Full Week of November: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
December
  • December 2nd: National Mutt Day

As you can see, Joey wasn’t wrong. Basically, every day can be #NationalDogDay. Let’s celebrate our beloved furchildren as often as we can, because they bring us so much joy and love!