Pet Calendar – 2013

Here’s the Pet Activity Calendar for 2013.

January

Walk Your Pet Month

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

January 2nd – National Pet Travel Safety Day

January 14th – Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 22nd – National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

January 24th – Change a Pet’s Life Today (for the better)

February

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (by the HSUS)

Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

National Prevent a Litter Month

Unchain a Dog 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 26th – World Spay Day (by HSUS and Humane Society International)

March

Poison Prevention Month

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

March 1st – National Horse Protection Day (by ASPCA)

March 2nd – Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

March 3rd – If Pets Had Thumbs Day

March 3rd-9th – Professional Pet Sitters’ Week

March 7th-10th – Crufts, world’s largest dog show in Birmingham, England

March 17th-23rd – National Poison Prevention Week

March 23rd – National Puppy Day (sponsored by Animal Miracle Foundation to encourage shelter adoptions)

April

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (by the ASPCA)

April 7th-13th – Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

April 11th – National Pet Day (Animal Miracle Network honors our furry friends)

April 18th – Pet Owners Independence Day

April 22nd – Earth Day

3rd Week in April – National Pet ID Week

April 26th – National Kids and Pets Day (Animal Miracle Network celebrates kids and pets togetherness)

Last Saturday in April – World Veterinary Day

April 27th – Hairball Awareness Day

May

National Pet Month

Chip Your Pet Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month (by American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists, 200 veterinary opthalmologists provide eye exams for service dogs in the U.S. and Canada)

May 5th-11th – Be Kind to Animals Week (celebrated since 1915, always the 1st week in May)

May 5th-11th – National Pet Week (by American Veterinary Medical Association)

May 6th-12th – Puppy Mill Action Week (by HSUS)

2nd Saturday in May – Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 16th-19th – 2013 World Dog Show hosted by Hungary (hosted by a different country every year)

May 25th-29th – Dog Bite Prevention Week (by AVMA, U.S. Post Office, American Academy of Pediatrics (focuses on how to prevent dog bites)

June

Adopt a Cat Month (by American Humane Association)

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (by ASPCA)

National Pet Preparedness Month (urges people to make plans protecting animals in any natural disaster)

June 4th – Hug Your Cat Day

1st week in June – Pet Appreciation Week

June 10th – World Pet Memorial Day

mid-June – Animal Rights Awareness Week

June 21st – Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 21st – National Dog Party Day

July

Dog House Repairs Month

July 4th – Independence Day (take special care with your pets – the noise can be very frightening)

July 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day (by National Volunteer Fire Council)

July 31st – Mutts’ Day (celebrate all mixed breeds)

August

August 1st – North Shore Animal League America, world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, declared August 1st as the birthday for all shelter animals whose birthdays are unknown.

August 5th – Work Like a Dog Day (does this mean dig holes?)

August 4th-10th – International Assistance Dog Week

August 17th – International Homeless Animals’ Day(by International Society for Animal Rights)

Late August – Pet Fashion Week

August 26th – National Dog Day (by Animal Miracle Network, celebrating shelter dogs)

August 30th – National Holistic Pet Day

September

National Disaster Preparedness Month (see ready.gov and citizencorps.gov)

2nd Sunday in September – National Pet Memorial Day (by International Association of Pet Cemeteries)

4th Week in September – National Dog Week

Last full week in September – Deaf Pet Awareness Week (by Petfinder.com)

September 23rd – Dogs in Politics Day (recognizing dogs of politicians)

September 28th – World Rabies Day (Global Alliance for Rabies Control

October

Adopt a Dog Month (AHA)

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA)

National Animal Safety and Protection Month (by Emergency Animal Rescue Service)

National Pet Wellness Month

1st week in October – National Walk Your Dog Week

October 4th – World Pets Day

1st week i October – Animal Welfare Week (by AVMA)

mid-October – National Veterinary Technician Week (by National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America)

late October – National Pit Bull Awareness Day

October 28th – Plush Animal Lovers Day

November

Adopt a Senior Dog Month (by ASPCA)

National Pet Awareness Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Pet Diabetes Month

National Dog Show held at the Greater Reading Expo Center, Reading, Pennsylvania (by Kennel Club of Philadelphia, sanctioned by AKC)

November 3rd-9th – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (by HSUS)

November 17th – Take a Hike Day

November 17th – National Black Cat Day

December

December 2nd – National Mutt Day (Animal Miracle Foundation celebrates mixed breeds and encourages their adoption)

December 14th-15th – AKC-Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show (features dogs from across the U.S. and 70 other countries)

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