As pet parents, celebrating our fur-baby’s birthday is a holiday in itself.

But what if we could celebrate how much we love them all year round? Now you can, because here’s the complete list of fun and amazing pet holidays for the first half of 2019!


It’s time to get your fur-babies excited for a walk outdoors as January is Walk Your Pet Month 

Just make sure you’ll bring him to pet-friendly parks!  

Also, don’t forget to bring along enough food (we suggest gourmet pet food that he will love and enjoy, like Wishbone!), enough drinking water, and the right winter gear like coats and jackets to help keep them warm.

On March 13, Americans honor and commemorate K9 veterans and military dogs who’ve served the army and the nation. These dogs are valued as important members of the military and are given their own retirement ceremonies, awards, medals, and memorial services. 

Here are other pet holidays to look forward to at the start of the year:

January 2019 Pet Holidays 

  • Walk Your Pet Month 
  • Unchain a Dog Month 
  • National Train Your Dog Month 

January 1 – New Year’s Day 

January 2 – Happy Mew Year for Cats Day 

January 14 – National Dress Up Your Pet Day  

January 22 – National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day 

January 24 – Change a Pet’s Life Day 

February 2019 Pet Holidays 

  • Pet Dental Health Month 
  • Dog Training Education Month 
  • National Cat Health Month 
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month 
  • National Prevent a Litter Month 
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month 

February 3 – National Golden Retriever Day 

February 14 – Pet Theft Awareness Day 

February 20 – National Love Your Pet Day  

February 22 – National Walking the Dog Day 

February 23 – International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day  

February 24 to March 2 – National Justice for Animals Week 

February 26 – World Spay Day 

March 2019 Pet Holidays 

March 3 – National If Pets Had Thumbs Day 

March 3 to 10 – Professional Pet Sitters Week 

March 13 – National K9 Veterans Day 

March 23 – National Puppy Day / Cuddly Kitten Day 

March 28 – Respect Your Cat Day


The second quarter of 2019 is all about celebrating pet ownership, with a few holidays dedicated for both pets and pet parents.  

Celebrate the special connection between you and your fur-baby on April 29the National Pet Parents Day. Spend quality time with your pets by taking them to the park, playing some indoor games together, or inviting other pet parents for a fun party at home. 

May is National Pet Month. Spend the day by taking photos with your pets or buying them a new toy perhapsWhile you’re at it, make a difference by helping abandoned pets improve their health or adopting one from your local shelter. 

April 2019 Pet Holidays 

  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month 
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month 
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month 
  • National Pet Month (UK) 

 April 1 to 7 – International Pooper Scooper Week / National Raw Feeding Week 

April 6 – National Siamese Cat Day 

April 7 to 13 – National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week / National Dog Bite Prevention Week 

April 8 – National Dog Fighting Awareness Day 

April 10 – National Hug Your Dog Day 

April 11 – National Pet Day / Dog Therapy Appreciation Day 

April 14 to 20 – National Pet ID Week / Animal Cruelty & Human Violence Awareness Week 

April 18 – Pet Owners Independence Day 

April 21 – National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day 

April 24 – International Guide Dog Day 

April 26 – National Kids and Pets Day / Hairball Awareness Day 

April 27 – World Veterinary Day 

April 28 – National Pet Parents Day 

April 30 – National Tabby Day / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day / National Therapy Animal Day

May 2019 Pet Holidays

  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month (American Kennel Club)
  • National Pet Month (US) 
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month 
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month 
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month

May 1 – National Purebred Dog Day 

May 3 – National Specially-abled Pets Day 

May 5 to 11 – National Pet Week; Be Kind to Animals Week 

May 5 – Mayday for Mutts 

May 6 to 11 – Puppy Mill Action Week 

May 11 – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day 

May 14 – International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

June 2019 Pet Holidays

June 2 to 8 – Pet Appreciation Week 

June 4 – National Hug Your Cat Day 

June 9 – World Pet Memorial Day 

June 16 to 22 – Animal Rights Awareness Week 

June 17 to 21 – Take Your Pet to Work Week

June 17  Take Your Cat to Work Day 

June 19 – National Garfield the Cat Day 

June 21 – Dog Party Day 

June 21 – Take Your Dog to Work Day 

June 24 – Cat World Domination Day

The first quarter of the year just got brighter, thanks to these pet holidays.

Tell us which ones you celebrate and like the most! 

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