Pets and Wild Animals

Holidays, awareness days and funny observances related to pets and other animals. Add "Pets and Wild Animals" to your calendar.
Date Day of week Event
1/1/23 Sunday 🐦Adopt a Rescued Bird Month begins
1/1/23 Sunday 🐕Train Your Dog Month begins
1/1/23 Sunday 🐕Unchain a Dog Month begins
1/1/23 Sunday 🐾Walk Your Pet Month begins
1/2/23 Monday 🐈Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
1/2/23 Monday 🐾National Pet Travel Safety Day
1/5/23 Thursday 🐦National Bird Day
1/8/23 Sunday 🐕National Labrador Retriever Day
1/10/23 Tuesday 🦅Save the Eagles Day
1/14/23 Saturday 👗National Dress Up Your Pet Day
1/16/23 - 1/22/23 Monday - Sunday 🐾Take Your Pet To Work Week
1/20/23 Friday 🐧Penguin Awareness Day
1/21/23 Saturday 🐿️Squirrel Appreciation Day
1/22/23 Sunday 🐈Answer Your Cat's Questions Day
1/24/23 Tuesday 🐾Change A Pet’s Life Day
1/28/23 Saturday 🐍Rattlesnake Roundup Day
1/29/23 Sunday 🦮Seeing Eye Dog Day
2/1/23 Wednesday 🐇Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
2/1/23 Wednesday 🐾Beat the Heat Month begins
2/1/23 Wednesday 🐕Dog Training Education Month begins
2/1/23 Wednesday 🐈National Cat Health Month begins
2/1/23 Wednesday 🦷National Pet Dental Health Month begins
2/1/23 Wednesday 💩National Prevent a Litter Month begins
2/1/23 Wednesday 🐾Spay/Neuter Awareness Month begins
2/2/23 Thursday 🐹Groundhog Day
2/2/23 Thursday 🦔Hedgehog Day
2/2/23 Thursday 🐹Marmot Day
2/2/23 Thursday 🐕Sled Dog Day
2/3/23 Friday 🐕Doggy Date Night
2/3/23 Friday 🐕International Golden Retriever Day
2/5/23 Sunday 🦋Western Monarch Day
2/7/23 - 2/13/23 Tuesday - Monday 🐶Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
2/14/23 Tuesday 🐾Pet Theft Awareness Day
2/15/23 Wednesday 🦛National Hippo Day
2/18/23 Saturday World Pangolin Day
2/19/23 Sunday 🐕National Boston Terrier Day
2/19/23 Sunday 🐋World Whale Day
2/20/23 Monday ❤️Love Your Pet Day
2/20/23 Monday 🆔ID Your Pet Day
2/21/23 - 2/27/23 Tuesday - Monday 🐾National Justice for Animals Week
2/22/23 Wednesday 🐕Walking the Dog Day
2/23/23 Thursday 🍪International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
2/27/23 Monday 🐻‍❄️International Polar Bear Day
2/28/23 Tuesday 🐾World Spay Day
3/1/23 Wednesday 🐹Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month begins
3/1/23 Wednesday 🐎National Horse Protection Day
3/1/23 Wednesday 🐖National Pig Day
3/1/23 Wednesday 🐾Poison Prevention Awareness Month begins
3/2/23 Thursday 🐈International Rescue Cat Day
3/3/23 Friday 👍What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
3/3/23 Friday 🐅World Wildlife Day
3/7/23 - 3/13/23 Tuesday - Monday 🐾Professional Pet Sitters Week™
3/13/23 Monday 🐕K-9 Veterans Day
3/14/23 Tuesday 🦋Learn About Butterflies Day
3/14/23 Tuesday 🐛Moth-er Day
3/14/23 Tuesday 🕷️National Save a Spider Day
3/15/23 Wednesday 🪶National Buzzard Day
3/17/23 Friday Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day
3/20/23 Monday 🪶World Sparrow Day
3/23/23 Thursday 🐱Cuddly Kitten Day
3/23/23 Thursday 🐶National Puppy Day
3/28/23 Tuesday 🐈Respect Your Cat Day
3/30/23 Thursday 🏞️Take a Walk in the Park Day
4/1/23 Saturday 🐕Active Dog Month begins
4/1/23 Saturday 🐕Canine Fitness Month begins
4/1/23 Saturday 🐾Every Day is Tag Day
4/1/23 - 4/7/23 Saturday - Friday 💩International Pooper Scooper Week
4/1/23 Saturday 🐕National Adopt a Greyhound Month begins
4/1/23 Saturday 💉National Heartworm Awareness Month begins
4/1/23 Saturday 🐾National Pet First Aid Awareness Month begins
4/1/23 Saturday 🐾National Pet Month begins
4/1/23 - 4/7/23 Saturday - Friday 🐾National Raw Feeding Week
4/1/23 Saturday 🍎Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month begins
4/2/23 Sunday 🐹National Ferret Day
4/4/23 Tuesday 🐀World Rat Day
4/6/23 Thursday 🐈National Siamese Cat Day
4/7/23 Friday 🐾National Pet Health Insurance Day
4/8/23 Saturday 💭Dog Farting Awareness Day
4/8/23 Saturday 🐦Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
4/8/23 Saturday 🐕National Catahoula Day
4/8/23 Saturday 🐕National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
4/8/23 Saturday 🦁Zoo Lovers Day
4/9/23 - 4/15/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
4/9/23 Sunday 🐔National Chicken Little Awareness Day
4/9/23 - 4/15/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐕National Dog Bite Prevention Week
4/10/23 Monday 🐶American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day
4/10/23 Monday 🐄National Farm Animals Day
4/10/23 Monday 🐕National Hug Your Dog Day
4/11/23 Tuesday 🐕National Pet Day
4/14/23 Friday 🐬National Dolphin Day
4/16/23 - 4/22/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
4/16/23 Sunday 🐘Save The Elephant Day
4/17/23 Monday 🦇Bat Appreciation Day
4/17/23 - 4/23/23 Monday - Sunday 🆔National Pet ID Week
4/18/23 - 4/24/23 Tuesday - Monday 🦖National Velociraptor Awareness Day
4/18/23 Tuesday 🐕Pet Owners Independence Day
4/19/23 Wednesday 🐈National Cat Lady Day
4/21/23 Friday 🐕Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
4/21/23 Friday 🐟Tuna Rights Day
4/22/23 Saturday 🐕National Beagle Day
4/23/23 Sunday 🐕National Lost Dog Awareness Day
4/24/23 Monday 🐾World Day for Laboratory Animals
4/26/23 Wednesday 🦮International Guide Dog Day
4/26/23 Wednesday 🐎National Help a Horse Day
4/26/23 Wednesday 🐾National Kids and Pets Day
4/27/23 Thursday 🐋Marine Mammal Rescue Day
4/27/23 Thursday 🐴Matanzas Mule Day
4/27/23 Thursday 🐶National Little Pampered Dog Day
4/28/23 Friday 🐱National Hairball Awareness Day
4/29/23 Saturday 🦅National Go Birding Day
4/29/23 Saturday 🐸Save the Frogs Day
4/29/23 Saturday 🧑‍⚕️World Veterinary Day
4/30/23 Sunday 🐕Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
4/30/23 Sunday 🐶Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
4/30/23 Sunday 🦁National Animal Advocacy Day
4/30/23 Sunday 🐕National Pet Parent's Day
4/30/23 - 5/6/23 Sunday - Saturday 💩National Scoop the Poop Week
4/30/23 Sunday 🐱National Tabby Day
4/30/23 Sunday 😻National Therapy Animal Day
5/1/23 Monday Mother Goose Day
5/1/23 Monday 🆔Chip Your Pet Month begins
5/1/23 Monday 🐾National Pet Month begins
5/1/23 Monday 🐕National Purebred Dog Day
5/1/23 Monday 👁National Service Animal Eye Exam month begins
5/1/23 Monday 🐾Responsible Animal Guardian Month begins
5/1/23 Monday 🦏Save the Rhino Day
5/2/23 Tuesday 🐟World Tuna Day
5/3/23 Wednesday 🐩International Doodle Dog Day
5/3/23 Wednesday 🐾National Specially-abled Pets Day
5/4/23 Thursday 🐔International Respect for Chickens Day
5/7/23 - 5/13/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾Be Kind to Animals Week
5/7/23 - 5/13/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐕Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
5/7/23 Sunday 🐕Mayday for Mutts
5/7/23 - 5/13/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾National Pet Week
5/10/23 Wednesday 🐕German Shepherd Day
5/12/23 Friday 🦈Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice
5/13/23 Saturday 🐸Frog Jumping Day
5/13/23 Saturday 🐾National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
5/13/23 Saturday 🐕National Dog Mom's Day
5/13/23 Saturday 🐦World Migratory Bird Day
5/14/23 Sunday 🐔Dance Like a Chicken Day
5/14/23 Sunday 🐕International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
5/16/23 Tuesday 🐒National Sea Monkey Day
5/19/23 Friday 🐾Endangered Species Day
5/20/23 Saturday 🐝World Bee Day
5/20/23 Saturday 🐕‍🦺National Rescue Dog Day
5/22/23 Monday 🌱International Day for Biological Diversity
5/23/23 Tuesday 🐢World Turtle Day®
5/24/23 Wednesday 🐌Escargot Day
5/28/23 Sunday Feast Day of St. Bernard of Montjoux
5/29/23 Monday 🐕International Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Day
5/31/23 Wednesday 🦜World Parrot Day
6/1/23 Thursday 🐈Adopt-a-Cat Month begins
6/1/23 Thursday 🐈Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month begins
6/1/23 Thursday 🐕International Sheltie Day
6/1/23 Thursday 🆔National Microchipping Month begins
6/1/23 Thursday 🐕National Pet Preparedness Month begins
6/1/23 Thursday 🐠National Zoo and Aquarium Month begins
6/3/23 Saturday 🐢Turtle Races Day
6/4/23 Sunday 🐈Hug your Cat Day
6/4/23 - 6/10/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾Pet Appreciation Week
6/7/23 Wednesday 🐛June Bug Day
6/13/23 Tuesday 🐕World Pet Memorial Day
6/15/23 Thursday 🦞National Lobster Day
6/16/23 Friday 🐕Ugliest Dog Day
6/16/23 Friday 🐢World Sea Turtle Day
6/17/23 Saturday 🐊World Croc Day
6/18/23 - 6/24/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾Animal Rights Awareness Week
6/19/23 Monday 🐈Garfield the Cat Day
6/19/23 Monday 🐾National Pets in Film Day
6/19/23 - 6/25/23 Monday - Sunday 🐝National Pollinator Week
6/19/23 Monday 🐈Take Your Cat To Work Day®
6/20/23 Tuesday 🦅American Eagle Day
6/21/23 Wednesday ☀️World Dachshund Day
6/21/23 Wednesday 🐕National Dog Party Day
6/23/23 Friday 🐕Take Your Dog to Work Day®
6/24/23 Saturday 🐈Cat World Domination Day
6/25/23 Sunday National Catfish Day
7/1/23 Saturday 🦁American Zoo Day
7/1/23 Saturday 🐕Doghouse Repairs Month begins
7/1/23 Saturday 🐾National Lost Pet Prevention Month begins
7/1/23 Saturday 🐾National Pet Hydration Awareness Month begins
7/10/23 Monday 🐝Don't Step on a Bee Day
7/10/23 Monday 🐱National Kitten Day
7/11/23 Tuesday 🐕All American Pet Photo Day
7/11/23 Tuesday 🐄Cow Appreciation Day
7/14/23 Friday 🦈Shark Awareness Day
7/15/23 Saturday 🐎I Love Horses Day
7/15/23 Saturday 🔥National Pet Fire Safety Day
7/16/23 Sunday 🐖Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
7/16/23 Sunday 🐍World Snake Day
7/21/23 Friday 🐾National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
7/21/23 Friday 🐾National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
7/21/23 Friday 🐶No Pet Store Puppies Day
7/22/23 Saturday 🐀Ratcatcher's Day
7/26/23 Wednesday 📷National Dog Photography Day
7/30/23 - 8/5/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
7/31/23 Monday 🐕National Mutt Day
8/1/23 Tuesday 🎂DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
8/1/23 Tuesday 🐾Itchy Pet Awareness Month
8/1/23 Tuesday 🐾Rawgust begins
8/7/23 - 8/13/23 Monday - Sunday 🦴Give a Dog a Bone Week
8/7/23 Monday 🐕‍🦺Assistance Dog Day
8/8/23 Tuesday 🐈International Cat Day
8/8/23 Tuesday 🐈Scottish Wildcat Day
8/10/23 Thursday 🐕National Spoil Your Dog Day
8/10/23 Thursday 🎂Snoopy’s Birthday
8/12/23 Saturday 🐘World Elephant Day
8/15/23 Tuesday 🆔National Check the Chip Day
8/16/23 Wednesday Saint Roch Day
8/17/23 Thursday 🐈National Black Cat Appreciation Day
8/19/23 Saturday 🐾International Homeless Animals Day
8/19/23 Saturday 🐝National Honey Bee Day
8/20/23 Sunday 🦟World Mosquito Day
8/22/23 Tuesday Never Bean Better Day
8/22/23 Tuesday 🐈Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
8/23/23 Wednesday 🐕‍🦺International Blind Dog Day
8/26/23 Saturday 🐕National Dog Day
8/28/23 Monday 🌈Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
8/30/23 Wednesday 🐕National Holistic Pet Day
9/1/23 Friday 🐾Animal Pain Awareness Month
9/1/23 Friday 🐕Boykin Spaniel Day
9/1/23 Friday 🐈Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
9/1/23 Friday 😻Happy Cat Month begins
9/1/23 Friday 🐾National Pet Insurance Month begins
9/1/23 Friday 🐾Pet Sitter Education Month begins
9/1/23 Friday 🐕Responsible Dog Ownership Month begins
9/1/23 Friday 🐕‍🦺National Service Dog Month begins
9/3/23 Sunday 🪨Pet Rock Day
9/7/23 Thursday 🐼Threatened Species Day
9/8/23 Friday 🐕National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
9/8/23 Friday 🦎National Iguana Awareness Day
9/10/23 Sunday 🐕National Hug your Hound Day
9/10/23 Sunday 🐕National Pet Memorial Day
9/13/23 Wednesday 🐾Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
9/13/23 Wednesday 🐕Scooby-Doo Day
9/16/23 Saturday 🐕Puppy Mill Awareness Day
9/16/23 Saturday 🐕Responsible Dog Ownership Day
9/17/23 - 9/23/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week
9/17/23 Sunday 🦜National Pet Bird Day
9/19/23 Tuesday 🏴‍☠️Meow Like a Pirate Day
9/22/23 Friday 🐘Elephant Appreciation Day
9/22/23 Friday 🐕National Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Day
9/22/23 Friday 🦏World Rhino Day
9/23/23 Saturday 🐟Fish Amnesty Day
9/23/23 Saturday 🐇International Rabbit Day
9/23/23 Saturday 🏛️National Dogs in Politics Day
9/24/23 - 9/30/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐕National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
9/24/23 - 9/30/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐕National Dog Week
9/25/23 Monday 🐾World’s Largest Pet Walk
9/26/23 Tuesday 🐋Shamu the Whale Day
9/28/23 Thursday 🐾Remember Me Thursday®
9/28/23 Thursday 🐾World Rabies Day
9/29/23 Friday Goose Day
9/29/23 Friday 🐨Save the Koala Day
10/1/23 Sunday 🐕Adopt-A-Dog Month begins
10/1/23 - 10/7/23 Sunday - Saturday 🧸Animal Welfare Week
10/1/23 Sunday 🦝International Raccoon Appreciation Day
10/1/23 Sunday 🐾National Animal Safety and Protection Month begins
10/1/23 - 10/7/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐾National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
10/1/23 Sunday 🐕National Black Dog Day™
10/1/23 Sunday 🐶National Fire Pup Day
10/1/23 Sunday 🐾National Pet Wellness Month begins
10/1/23 Sunday 🐕National Pit Bull Awareness Month begins
10/1/23 - 10/7/23 Sunday - Saturday 🐕National Walk Your Dog Week
10/2/23 Monday 🐩Poodle Day
10/2/23 Monday 🐄World Day for Farmed Animals
10/3/23 Tuesday 🦋National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
10/4/23 Wednesday 🐾World Animal Day
10/6/23 Friday 🦡National Badger Day
10/8/23 Sunday 🐙World Octopus Day
10/11/23 Wednesday 🐕National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
10/13/23 Friday 👩‍⚕️Vet Nurse Day
10/14/23 Saturday 🐦World Migratory Bird Day
10/15/23 - 10/21/23 Sunday - Saturday 👩‍⚕️National Veterinary Technician Week
10/16/23 Monday 🐈Feral Cat Day
10/16/23 Monday 🐈Global Cat Day
10/17/23 Tuesday 🐕National Fetch Day
10/18/23 Wednesday 🐟Hagfish Day
10/21/23 Saturday 🐾National Pets for Veterans Day
10/21/23 Saturday 🦎Reptile Awareness Day
10/23/23 Monday Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
10/26/23 Thursday 🐴National Mule Day
10/27/23 Friday 🐈‍⬛National Black Cat Day
10/28/23 Saturday 🐑Hug A Sheep Day
10/28/23 Saturday 🧸Plush Animal Lover's Day
10/29/23 Sunday 🐈National Cat Day
11/1/23 Wednesday 🐾Adopt a Senior Pet Month begins
11/1/23 - 11/7/23 Wednesday - Tuesday 🐦Bird Health Appreciation Week
11/1/23 Wednesday 🐾International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
11/1/23 Wednesday 🐾National Go Cook For Your Pets Day
11/1/23 Wednesday 🐾Pet Cancer Awareness Month begins
11/1/23 Wednesday 🐾Pet Diabetes Month begins
11/3/23 Friday 🦑World Jellyfish Day
11/4/23 Saturday 🦬National Bison Day
11/7/23 Tuesday 🐻Hug a Bear Day
11/7/23 Tuesday 🐕National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
11/12/23 Sunday 🐁Fancy Rat & Mouse Day
11/16/23 Thursday 🐕National Slobber Appreciation Day
11/19/23 Sunday 🦢Mother Goose Parade Day
11/23/23 Thursday Wolfenoot
11/23/23 Thursday 🦃National Dog Show
11/27/23 Monday 🐢Turtle Adoption Day
12/1/23 Friday 🐈Cat Lover’s Month begins
12/4/23 Monday 🐅World Wildlife Conservation Day
12/5/23 Tuesday 🐾Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
12/9/23 Saturday 👩‍⚕️International Day of Veterinary Medicine
12/11/23 Monday 🍔Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day
12/13/23 Wednesday 🐎National Day of the Horse
12/14/23 Thursday 🐒Monkey Day
12/15/23 Friday 🐈Cat Herders' Day
12/27/23 Wednesday 🦁Visit the Zoo Day