Social Animal Calendar

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Social Animal Calendar

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Weekly Social Animal Holidays

Bald Eagle Appreciation Days - January 20-21

International Hoof Care Week - January 23-26

World Week for the Abolition of Meat – January 24-30

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Daily Social Animal Holidays

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day - January 2

National Pet Travel Safety Day - January 2

National Bird Day - January 5

Save the Eagles Day - January 10

Eagle Day - January 13

National Dress Up Your Pet Day - January 14

Appreciate a Dragon Day - January 16

Winnie the Pooh Day - January 18

Penguin Awareness Day - January 20

Squirrel Appreciation Day - January 21

National Answer a Cat’s Question Day – January 22

Change a Companion Animal’s Life Day – January 24

Rattlesnake Round Up - January 28

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday – January 29


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar February

Month   -   Week  -   Day

February Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Beat the Heat Month

Dog Training Education Month

International Hoof Care Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Cat Health Month

National Pet Oral Health Care Month

National Prevent a Litter Month

National Wild Bird-Feeding Month

Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Responsible Pet Owner Month

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Unchain a Dog Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

February Weekly Social Animal Holidays

Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week – February 7-14

Homes for Birds Week - Second Week of February

Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - February  12-13

National Nestbox Week - February 14-21

Great Backyard Bird Count - February 16-19

Whooping Crane Festival - February 22-25

National Justice for Animals Week - February 25 - March 3

National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26 - March 2

Month   -   Week  -   Day

February Daily Social Animal Holidays

Serpent Day - February 1

Groundhog Day - February 2

Sled Dog Day – February 2

Hedgehog Day - February 2

Cordova Ice Worm Day - February 3

Western Monarch Day - February 5

World Whale Day - February 13

National Pet Theft Awareness Day - February 14

National Hippo Day - February 15

Champion Crab Races Day - February 17

World Whale Day - February 17

Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day - February 18

World Pangolin Day - February 18 - Third Saturday in February

Love a Companion Animal Day – February 20

Love Your Pet Day - February 20

Walking the Dog Day – February 22

International Dog Biscuit Day – February 23

National Dog Biscuit Day - February 23

Spay Day USA - February 27 (Last Tuesday in February)

World Spay Day - February 27 (Last Tuesday in February)

International Polar Bear Day - February 27

National Polar Bear Day - February 27


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar March

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Dolphin Awareness Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Weekly Social Animal Holidays

National Justice for Animals Week - February 25 - March 3

National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26, 2018 - March 2

International Festival of Owls - March 2-4

Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 4-10 (First Full Week in March)

Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 8-11

National Aardvark Week – Second Week of March

Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17

Termite Awareness Week - March 11-17

National Wildlife Week - March 14-18

National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24 (Third Full Week in March)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Daily Social Animal Holidays

National Horse Protection Day - March 1

National Pig Day - March 1

Iditarod Race - Starts March 3 (First Saturday in March)

World Wildlife Day - March 3

If Pets had Thumbs Day - March 3

K-9 Veterans Day - March 13

Learn About Butterflies Day - March 14

Save a Spider Day - March 14

Buzzard Day - March 15

National Panda Day - March 16

World Frog Day - March 20

Great American MeatOut! – March 20

International Day of the Seal - March 22

National Puppy Day – March 23

Respect Your Cat Day - March 28

Manatee Appreciation Day - March 28 (Last Wednesday in March)


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar April

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Monthly Social Animal Holidays

National Frog Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

National Adopt a Greyhound Adoption Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Weekly Social Animal Holidays

International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

Bat Appreciation Week - April 1-7 (First Full Week of April)

National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week - April 8-14 (Second Full Week of April)

National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 8-14 (Second Full Week of April)

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16

National Pet ID Week - April 15-21 (Third Full Week of April starting with Sunday)

Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 17-23 (Third Week in April)

World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week – April 22-28 (Week that surrounds April 24th each year)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Daily Social Animal Holidays

National Ferret Day - April 2

World Rat Day - April 4

Every Day is Tag Day - April 7  (First Saturday in April)

National Birding Day - April 7 (First Saturday of April)

International Beaver Day - April 7

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day - April 8

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day - April 8

Zoo Lovers Day - April 8

National Unicorn Day - April 9

ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - April 10

National Pet Day - April 11

National Dolphin Day - April 14

Save the Elephant Day - April 16

International Bat Appreciation Day - April 17

Pet Owners Independence Day - April 18

Pet Owners Day - April 19

National Lost Dog Awareness Day - April 23

World Day for Animals in Laboratories - April 24

World Penguin Day - April 25

Audubon Day - April 26

National Help a Horse Day - April 26

International Guide Dog Day - April 25 (Last Wednesday in April)

National Kids and Pets Day - April 26

Free Feral Cat Spay Day - April 27

Hairball Awareness Day - April 27 (Last Friday in April)

Eeyore's Birthday Day - April 28 (Last Saturday of April)

World Veterinary Day - April 28 (Last Saturday in April)

National Go Birding Day - April 28 (Last Saturday of April)

Save the Frogs Day - April 28 (Last Saturday in April)

Bulldogs are Beautiful Day - April 29 (Last Sunday in April)

National Pet Parent's Day - April 29 (Last Sunday in April)

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30

National Animal Advocacy Day - April 30


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar May

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Chip Your Pet Month

International Respect for Chickens Month

National Pet Month

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Weekly Social Animal Holidays

Be Kind to Animals Week - May 6-12 (First Full Week in May)

National Pet Week - May 6-12 (First Full Week in May)

Puppy Mill Action Week - May 7-13 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)

World Migratory Bird Day - May 12-13

Frog Jumping Jubilee Day - May 17-20 (Calavaras County, CA)

National Dog Bite Prevention Week - May 20-26 (Third Full Week of May)

National Heritage Breeds Week - May 20-26 (Third Full Week in May)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Daily Social Animal Holidays

Save the Rhino Day - May 1

National Purebred Dog Day - May 1

World Tuna Day - May 2

Hug Your Cat Day - May 3

National Specially-abled Pets Day - May 3

Bird Day - May 4

International Respect for Chickens Day - May 4

Martin Z. Mollusk Day - May 5 (First Saturday in May)

Mayday for Mutts - May 6 (First Sunday in May)

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - May 8

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - May 8

International Migratory Bird Day - May 12 (Second Saturday in May)

Frog Jumping Day - May 13

Dinosaur Day - May 15

International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day - May 15

National Sea Monkey Day - May 16

Endangered Species Day - May 18 (Third Friday in May)

International Turtle Day - May 23

World Turtle Day - May 23

National Heritage Breeds Day - May 26 (Saturday of Third Full Week in May)

Slugs Return to Capistrano Day - May 28

Whooping Crane Day - May 28          

Pink Flamingo Day - May 29

International Hug Your Cat Day - May 30


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar June

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Aquarium Month

Adopt a Cat Month

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Pet Preparedness Month

Social Petworking Month

Zoo and Aquarium Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Weekly Social Animal Holidays

Pet Appreciation Week - June 3-9 (First Full Week in June)

Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 17-23 (Mid June)

Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 18-22 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father's Day)

National Pollinator Week - June 18-24

Fish are Friends, Not Food Week! - June 24 - 30 (Last Week of June)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Daily Social Animal Holidays

National Animal Rights Day - June 3 (First Sunday in June)

Hug Your Cat Day - June 4

International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos - June 8

World Pet Memorial Day - June 9

National Black Cow Day - June 10

World Sea Turtle Day - June 14

American Eagle Day - June 20

National Dog Party Day - June 21

Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 22 (Friday after Father's Day)


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar July

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

National Bison Month

National Dog House Repairs Month

Wild About Wildlife Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Weekly Social Animal Holidays

National Farriers Week - July 8-14

Coral Reef Awareness Week - Third Week of July

National Zookeeper Week - July 15-21

Celebration of the Horse Day - July 21-22 (Third Weekend)

National Moth Week - July 21-29

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Daily Social Animal Holidays

American Zoo Day - July 1

Don't Step on a Bee Day - July 10

All American Pet Photo Day - July 11

Cow Appreciation Day - July 12

I Love Horses Day - July 15

Shark Awareness Day - July 15

National Pet Fire Safety Day - July 15

World Snake Day - July 16

Monkey Day - July 21

National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day - July 21

Rat Catcher's Day - July 22

Mosquito Day - July 23

International Tiger Day - July 29

Mutt's Day - July 31


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar August

Week  -   Day

August Weekly Social Animal Holidays

International Assistance Dog Week - August 5-11 (Starts on First Sunday in August)

World Dog Show (Amsterdam 2018) – Aug 9 – 12

Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 12-18 (Second Week in August)

International Bat Night(s) - August 24-26 (Last Full Weekend in August)

Shark Week - August (Specific Dates TBA)

Week  -   Day

August Daily Social Animal Holidays

DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - August 1

Assistance Dog Day - August 6 (Monday of International Assistance Dog Week)

International Cat Day - August 8

Spoil Your Dog Day - August 10

World Elephant Day - August 12

World Lizard Day - August 14

National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17

International Homeless Animals Day - August 18 (Third Saturday of August)

National Homeless Animals Day - August 18 (Third Saturday of August)

National Honey Bee Day - August 18 (Third Saturday of August)

World Honey Bee Day - August 18

World Orangutan Day - August 19

World Mosquito Day - August 20

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day - August 22

National Dog Day - August 26

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - August 28

National Holistic Pet Day - August 30

International Whale Shark Day - August 30


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar September

Month   -   Week  -   Day

September Monthly Social Animal Holidays

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Happy Cat Month

National Guide Dogs Month

Save the Koala Month

World Animal Remembrance Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

September Weekly Social Animal Holidays

National Farm Animals Awareness Week - September 16-22  (Third week of September)

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - September 23-29 (Last Full Week in September)

National Deaf Dog  Awareness Week - September 23-29 (Last Full Week in September)

National Dog Week - September 23-29 (Last Full Week in September)

Sea Otter Awareness Week - September 23-29 (Last Week of September)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

September Daily Social Animal Holidays

National Hummingbird Day - September 1 (First Saturday in September)

National Wildlife Day - September 4

National Threatened Species Day - September 7

National Iguana Awareness Day - September 8

National Iguana Awareness Day - September 8 (Second Saturday in September)

National Hug Your Hound Day - September 9 (Second Sunday of September)

National Pet Memorial Day - September 9 (Second Sunday of September)

International Red Panda Day - September 15 (Third Saturday of September)

Puppy Mill Awareness Day - September 15 (Third Saturday in September)

Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September 15 (Third Saturday in September)

International Red Panda Day - September 15 (Third Saturday of September)

Elephant Appreciation Day - September 22

World Rhino Day - September 22

Fish Amnesty Day - September 22 (Fourth Saturday in September)

International Rabbit Day - September 22 (Fourth Saturday or Sunday in September)

Dogs in Politics Day - September 23

National Bluebird of Happiness Day - September 24

Shamu the Whale Day - September 26

World Rabies Day - September 28

Fish Tank Floorshow Night - September 28

Save the Koala Day - September 28 (Last Friday in September)

Happy Goose Day - September 29


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar October

Month   -   Week  -   Day

October Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Adopt a Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Bat Appreciation Month

Feral Hog Month, or Hog Out Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

National Pet Wellness Month

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month

Wishbones for Pets Month

World Animal Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

October Weekly Social Animal Holidays

Animal Welfare Week - First Full Week of October

National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)

National Veterinary Technician Week - October 14-20

National Wolf Awareness Week - October 21-27 (Third Full Week of October)

Rodent Awareness Week: October 21-27

Month   -   Week  -   Day

October Daily Social Animal Holidays

International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1

National Fire Pup Day – October 1

National Black Dog Day - October 1

National Walk Your Dog Day – October 1

World Farm Animals Day - October 2

Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - October 3

World Animal Day - October 4

World Pet's Day - October 4

Cephalopod Awareness Day - October 6 (First Saturday in October)

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 8

World Octopus Day - October 8

International African Penguin Awareness Day - October 13

National Feral Cat Day - October 16

Hagfish Day - October 17 (Third Wednesday in October)

International Sloth Day - October 20

Reptile Awareness Day - October 21

International Sloth Day - October 22

National Mule Day - October 26

Howl at the Moon Night - October 26

Black Cat Day – October 27

National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 27 (Last Saturday in October)

National Cat Day – October 29


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar November

Month   -   Week  -   Day

November Monthly Social Animal Holidays

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Manatee Awareness Month

National Pet Awareness Month

National Senior Pet Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Pet Diabetes Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

November Weekly Social Animal Holidays

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week - November 4-10 (First Full Week of November)

National Cat Week – November 4-10 (First week in November)

Give Wildlife a Brake Week - November 5-9 (First Week)

USDA's Bird Health Awareness Week – November 5 – 11

New York VET Show – November 8 – 9

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week – November 12-18

The National Dog Show – November

Month   -   Week  -   Day

November Daily Social Animal Holidays

National Cook for Your Pets Day - November 1

World Vegan Day – November 1

Jellyfish Day - November 3

One Health Day – November 3

National Hug a Bear Day - November 7 (...a Stuffed Bear!)

AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - November 12

National Black Cat Day – November 17

Humane Society Anniversary Day - November 22

National Dog Show – November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)

National Save a Turkey Day – November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving - November 22 (Fourth Thursday of November)

Fur Free Friday - November 23 (Day after Thanksgiving)

Save a Turkey Day – November 27


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Animal Calendar December

Week  -   Day

December Weekly Social Animal Holidays

Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14 - January 5 (Every Dec. 14 - Jan. 5)

Week  -   Day

December Daily Social Animal Holidays

National Mutt Day - December 2

International Cheetah Day - December 4

World Wildlife Conservation Day - December 4

National Day of Animal Rights - December 10

National Day of the Horse - December 13

Monkey Day - December 14

Visit the Zoo Day - December 27


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September  |  October  |  November  | December