December Pet Calendar At-A-Glance

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DECEMBER Pet Holiday 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.


Animal Sanctuary Appreciation Month

National Fruitcake Month

National Egg Nog Month

National Pear Month

Stress-Free Family Holiday Month (Share ways in which you can reduce stress for your pets AND how they can help you reduce your holiday stress)

Love Your Neighbor Month (Share ways in which you can be a good, or better, neighbor)

Safe Toys & Gifts Month (Why not write a post about safe toys for the pets in your life?)


December 1: Eat A Red Apple (Write a post about fruits and veggies that are good for your pets)

December 2: National Mutt Day. Also see July 31

First week: Deaf Heritage Week (Write a post about deaf dogs)national mutt day

December 4: World Wildlife Conservation Day & National Cookie Day

December 7: Pearl Harbor Day

Second Week: You’re Doing A Good Job! (Write a post about positive reinforcement training)

December 12: Poinsettia Day

December 13: Hanukkah begins at sundown

December 13: National Day of the Horse

December 14: Monkey Day

December 15: Cat Herder’s Day

December 16: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

December 17: Maple Syrup Day

December 21: Winter begins (Write about fun, safe ways to enjoy winter with your pets OR write about how to travel safely with your pet in the winter)

December 24Channukah

& Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas

December 26: Boxing Day (Canada)

December 26: Kwaanza begins

December 27: Visit The Zoo Day

December 31: New Year’s Eve

See The Rest Of Our Pet Holiday Calendar





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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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