February Pet Calendar At-A-Glance

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Monthly Celebrations

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 Cat Health Month

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

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 GrasrabbitFebruary 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)

Check out the rest of our Annual Pet Holidays.

Pet Calendar: Unchain A Dog Month: Click “Next” below!

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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