April Pet Calendar-At-A-Glance

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Celebrate these holidays with your pets. Take some of the more “human-centric” holidays and see if you can spin them into a way to celebrate with your pets. Share your creativity with us on our Facebook page!

Share your holiday story with us. If you’re a blogger, contact us (and please put Pet Calendar in the subject line) if you have a pet holiday story you would like us to link to.  We have added a few quirky holidays (where you see “Story Idea” below)  to give you some ideas.

Monthly Holidays

National Greyhound Adoption Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Grilled Cheese Month (does your dog love this cheesy delight as much as you do?)

Woodworking Month (great for DIYers)

Tackle Your Clutter Month (if you’re a pet parent, we bet your pets have toys they no longer play with. Clear out their clutter and replace with new!)

National Financial Literacy Month (before you adopt a puppy, kitten, older dog or cat or any kind of pet, research the cost of ongoing pet care)

april pet calendarNational Humor Month (what does your pet do that makes you smile?)

National Anxiety Month (how does your pet enhance your life and calm you after a stressful day?)

National Poetry Month (write a poem to your beloved pet)

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. This event is an effort by the American Red Cross to draw attention to the need to know specialized pet first aid

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (ASCPA)

National Pet Month (UK)

Weekly & Daily Holidays

First Week:

International Pooper Scooper Week

National Reading a Road Map Week (write about a road trip with your pet, or share tips on how you prepare for a road trip)

April 1:Every Day is Tag Day. Always the first Saturday in April

April 1:  Easter Sunday & April Fool’s Day

April 8: National Dog Fight Awareness Day

Second Week:

Be Kind To Animals

Dog Bite Awareness Week

National Library Week (does your local library have a “library cat”? write about him or her)

April 11: National Pet Day


April 9-15: Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. 2nd full week in April

April 18: Tax Filing Day

April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day

bulldogs are beautifulThird Week:

Bike Safety (do you bike with your pets?)

National Volunteer Week (volunteer at your local shelter or write a post about a local shelter or rescue volunteer)

National Pet ID Week

April 16-22: National Pet ID Week

April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day

April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week. An effort by the Humane Society of the United States

Fourth Week:

Reading is Fun (write about your favorite pet-centric book)

National TV Turn Off (how many hours a day do you watch television? Take those hours back for one week and see what you can accomplish — maybe your pet will get more walks!)

Administrative Professionals Week (honor the Admin with whom you work)

April 28: Hairball Awareness Day

April 26: National Kids & Pets Day

April 27: Take Your Sons And Daughters to Work Day

April 28: Arbor Day

April 29: National Kids and Pets Day

April 30: World Veterinary Day. This event from the World Veterinary Association is always celebrated on the last Saturday in April

April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30: Adopt A Tabby Day

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.
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