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.
Beat the Heat Month
Library Lover’s Month (Write about your local library’s mascot, if they have one)
National “Blah” Buster Month (what can you do to beat the winter doldrums aka blahs)
Dog Training Education Month
National Wedding Month (Article idea: Dog weddings? Dogs and cats in your human wedding?)
National Hobby Month (what can you do to share a hobby with your pet or for pets in shelters)
Women’s Heart Health Month (write about your healthy heart resolutions and how your pet helps)
International Friendship Month (Article idea: Write about the friendship and bond between you and your pet)
National Prevent a Litter Month
Unchain a Dog Month
Daily & Weekly Celebrations
Second week: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week; National Hero Week (Article idea: write about an animal rescue hero); National New Idea Week (what new idea can you share with pet parents)
Third week: National Friendship Week (write about the friendship between you and your pets)
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 7: Send A Card To A Friend 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.
February 13: Mardi Gras
February 13: Get A Different Name Day (Article Idea: Write about the nicknames or terms of endearment you call your pet and why)
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 16: Chinese New Year
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
February 26: Tell A Fairy Tale Day (Article idea: write a piece of fiction featuring your pet)