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