August Pet Calendar

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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.

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!!

work like a dog dayAugust 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 DayBlack cat appreciation dayAugust 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

Monthly Observances

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)

Pet Calendar Year-At-A-Glance

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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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