FEBRUARY PET CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE
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.
Dog Training Education Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
Unchain a Dog Month
Daily & Weekly Celebrations
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week (raise awareness of the plight of chained dogs and offer actionable (not getting arrested for) tips. Article idea: write about an animal rescue hero); National New Idea Week (what new idea can you share with pet parents
February 13: Mardi Gras
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
February 15-16: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show. Held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, this event is televised.
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day (volunteer at your local shelter, drop off supplies, offer to walk the dog of a housebound neighbor)
Third week in February: National Justice for Animals Week; National Poison Prevention Week (Article idea: items that are poisonous to your pets, how to prevent poisoning)
February 20: Love Your Pet Day
February 22: Walking the Dog Day
February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
February 28: World Spay Day. Annual campaign by the Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States; held the last Tuesday of February