A Complete List Of Dog Occasions To Celebrate

We at Dogington Post know how much we love including our dogs in important hooman celebrations like Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas.

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But if you’re looking for a reason to show your pooch the extra love they deserve this 2024, then we have you covered! We have a whole year full of dog holidays ahead of us to celebrate our furry friends!

A Complete List Of 2024 Dog Holidays To Celebrate

Here at Dogington Post, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of dog holidays for you and your pooch to celebrate. Whether you’re looking for something funny, something quirky, something sweet, or something that helps raise awareness, you’ll find an occasion to celebrate from this plethora of dog holidays!

So, dog owners and lovers, mark your calendars, get ready to celebrate, and show your dog some extra love this 2024 with these dog holidays!

January Dog Holidays

Start the new year with a BANG! Check out some dog holidays you can celebrate AND add to your New Year’s resolution here:

Month-Long Celebrations

Day Celebrations

February Dog Holidays

We all know February is the month of LOVE. And while this month is most famous for Valentine’s Day, there are other awesome celebrations to show your pooch just how much you love them!

Month-Long Celebrations

Week-Long Celebrations

Day Celebrations

  • February 2nd: National Brown Dog Day / Sled Dog Day
  • February 3rd: National Golden Retriever Day / Doggy Date Night
  • February 12th: Safety Pup Day
  • February 14th: Pet Theft Awareness Day / Valentine’s Day
  • February 20th: National Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22nd: National Walking Your Dog Day
  • February 23rd: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 27th: World Spay Day
March Dog Holidays

Looking for something fun, quirky and just something unique to celebrate? Don’t worry, these March dog holidays are definitely for you!

Week-Long Celebrations

Day Celebrations

  • March 1st: National Welsh Corgi Day
  • March 3rd: National If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13th: National K9 Veterans Day
  • March 17th: Saint Patrick’s Day
  • March 20th: Dogs in Yellow Day
  • March 23rd: National Puppy Day
  • March 27th: National Terrier Day
  • March 30th: Take a Walk in the Park Day
April Dog Holidays

April is busy as a bee! There’s just so many dog holidays to celebrate this month. See the list below and choose an occasion to celebrate:

Month-Long Celebrations

  • Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Dog Appreciation Month
  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Week-Long Celebrations

  • April 1st to 7th: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 7th to 13th: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 14th to 20th: Animal Control Appreciation Week

Day Celebrations

  • April 6th: Every Day is Tag Day
  • April 8th: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 11th: National Pet Day / Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 18th: Pet Owners Independence Day
  • April 19th: National Dog Parent Appreciation Day
  • April 21st: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • April 23rd: National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
  • April 24th: National Pet Parents Day / International Guide Dog Day
  • April 26th: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 27th: World Veterinary Day / National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • April 28th: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 30th: National Therapy Animal Day / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
May Dog Holidays

May is National Pet Month! If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate your dog, then May is the perfect month for you. Aside from National Pet Month, there’s also a lot of other reasons to celebrate your pooch! See them below:

Month-Long Celebrations

  • National Pet Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • Pet Sitter Safety Month

Week-Long Celebrations

  • May 5th to 11th: National Pet Week / Puppy Mill Action Week / Be Kind To Animals Week / National Pet Week
  • May 11th to 14th: Westminster Dog Show
  • May 6th to May 12th: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

Day Celebrations

June Dog Holidays

June might be all about cats (because it’s Adopt-A-Cat Month), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any dog holidays you can celebrate with your pooch!

Month-Long Celebrations

  • National Foster A Pet Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month

Week-Long Celebrations

Day Celebrations

  • June 4th: International Corgi Day
  • June 15th: National Dog Dad Day
  • June 20th: Ugliest Dog Day
  • June 21st: National Take Your Dog To Work Day
  • June 22nd: National Pet Choking Prevention Day
July Dog Holidays

Your pooch might not be looking forward to July due to all the 4th of July celebrations, but you can make it up to them with these fun July dog holidays!

Month-Long Celebrations

Week-Long Celebrations

Day Celebrations

August Dog Holidays

August is all about dogs because this month is National Dog Month! DOG-ust is about to be a great month with all the dog holidays you can celebrate with your pooch.

Month-Long Celebrations

Week-Long Celebrations

Day Celebrations

  • August 1st: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 4th: Assistance Dog Day
  • August 5th: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 10th: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 15th: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 16th: Saint Roch’s Day (Patron saint of dogs)
  • August 17th: International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • August 23rd: International Blind Dog Day
  • August 26th: National Dog Day
  • August 28th: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 30th: National Holistic Pet Day
September Dog Holidays

The ninth month of the year is packed with dog holidays you can celebrate. From National Service Dog Month to Dogs in Politics Day, there’s an occasion for you and your pooch this September.

Month-Long Celebrations

  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month™
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • World Animal Remembrance Month

Week-Long Celebrations

  • September 16th to 22nd: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week
  • September 22nd to 28th: National Dog Week / Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Day Celebrations

  • September 8th – National Hug Your Hound Day / National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 13th: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 17th: National Pet Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety Day
  • September 21st: National Responsible Dog Ownership Day / Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 23rd: Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day)
  • September 24th: World’s Largest Pet Walk
  • September 26th: Remember Me Thursday®
  • September 28th: World Rabies Day
  • September 30th: Pet Tricks Day
October Dog Holidays

Dog lovers who have been thinking of getting a dog, October is for you because this month is Adopt-A-Dog Month! Aside from this, there are plenty of spook-tacular occasions waiting to be celebrated!

Month-Long Celebrations

Week-Long Celebrations

  • October 1st to 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 3rd to 9th: Animal Welfare Week
  • October 17th to 23rd: National Veterinary Technician Week

Day Celebrations

  • October 1st: National Fire Pup Day / National Black Dog Day
  • October 4th: World Animal Day
  • October 9th: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 19th: National Fetch Day
  • October 21st: National Pets for Veterans Day
  • October 22nd: National Make a Dog’s Day
  • October 26th: National Pitbull Awareness Day
  • October 28th: Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • October 31st: Halloween
November Dog Holidays

While waiting to get ready for Thanksgiving with your pooch, you can make the month of November memorable for them with these dog holidays:

Month-Long Celebrations

Week-Long Celebrations

  • November 3rd to 9th: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
  • November 28th to December 6th: Hanukkah

Day Celebrations

  • November 1st: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 7th: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 11th: Veterans Day
  • November 26th: Black Friday
  • November 28th: Thanksgiving / National Dog Show Broadcast
December Dog Holidays

December is packed with hooman-related celebrations, but don’t fret! There are a lot of dog holidays for your furry friend during the last month of the year, too.

Month-Long Celebrations

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Week-Long Celebrations

  • November 28th to December 6th: Hanukkah

Day Celebrations

  • December 2nd: National Mutt Day (also on July 31)
  • December 5th: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • December 9th: International Day of Veterinary Medicine
  • December 20th: Underdog Day
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve
  • December 25th: Christmas Day
  • December 31st: New Year’s Eve

Celebrate Your Dog in 2024!

There is a whole year ahead of us to show how much we love your furry friend! Which of these dog holidays are you planning to celebrate this 2024? Share them with us below in the comments.

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