September Pet Calendar At A Glance

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September 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.

 Monthly Holidays

Happy Healthy Cat Month. Established by the CATalyst Councilpet calendar National Disaster Preparedness Month. Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Visit and

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Weekly & Daily Holidays

Sept. 11: National Pet Memorial Day. Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC). Second Sunday in September

Last full week in September: National Dog Week

Last full week in September. Deaf Pet Awareness Week. By

pet calendar September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day. A day dedicated to the issue of pet birth defects including information on identification, prevention and treatment. Sponsored by the MBJungle Foundation

September 10 (second Sunday in September): National Hug Your Hound Day

September 24-30: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Last full week in September

September 16: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day). Recognizing the dogs of politicians

September 28: World Rabies Day. Sponsored by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control

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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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