AUGUST PET CALENDAR
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.
Weekly & Daily Holidays
August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs. The North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, declared August 1 as a birthday for all the shelter animals whose birthdays are unknown. Happy DOGust!!
August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
August 1-7: National Feeding Pets of the Homeless
August 7-13: International Assistance Dog Week
August 8: International Cat Day
August 13: International Left Hander’s Day (is your pet right or left pawed)
August 14: World Lizard Day
August 15: National Check the Chip Day. AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.”
August 16: National Homeless Animal Day
August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 19: International Homeless Animals’ Day®
August 21: Senior Citizens Day (write a blog post about pets in senior centers or how pets can help seniors beat loneliness)
August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
August 26: National Dog Day
August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
August 30: National Holistic Pet Day
National Pet Immunization Awareness Month
Family Fun Month (write about fun times with your pets)
National Parks Month (write about hiking with your dog)
National Napping Month (follow the example of your pets and embrace the nap)