October Pet Calendar At-A-Glance

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October Pet Calendar At-A-Glance

Monthly Holidays

 Adopt-A-Dog Month®. By American Humane Association

Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month. By ASPCA

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

National Pet Wellness Month

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

Weekly & Daily Holidays

1st Week of October. National Walk Your Dog Week

First Full Week of October. Animal Welfare Week. (AVMA)

October 11: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 9-15: National Veterinary Technician Week. Sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of Americablack-kitten

October 1: National Fire Pup Day

October 1: National Black Dog Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 15: Dog Film Festival, New York City

October 16: National Feral Cat Day/Global Cat Day

October 21: National Reptile Awareness Day 

October 27: National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Last Saturday in Oct. (unless Halloween falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen)

October 28: Plush Animal Lovers Day. A day that most dogs will be happy to celebrate…as they unstuff them…

October 29: National Cat Day

October 30: National Black Cat Day in the UK

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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.