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