Our gift to you, the complete list of social media holidays For veterinary hospitals!

The internet is its own world, and that world has many more holidays than just the days we celebrate on a federal level. We thought it would be fun to put everything in one place so that you can bookmark this page and use it as much as possible! Marketing your veterinary hospitals can be tough sometimes, but making sure that your brand is “part of the conversation” means you’re already ahead of the competition.

January

Month
Walk Your Pet Month
National Train Your Dog Month

Day
1: New Year’s Day
2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
2: Science Fiction Day
4: National Trivia Day
5: National Bird Day
11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
11: National Clean Your Desk Day
13: National Sticker Day
15: National Hat Day
18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
20: National Cheese Lover’s Day
20: Penguin Awareness Day
21: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
21: National Squirrel Appreciation Day
21: National Hugging Day
23: National Pie Day
24: National Compliment Day
24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
25: Opposite Day #OppositeDay
25: Community Manager Appreciation Day
28: Data Privacy Day

February

Month
Pet Dental Health Month
Dog Training Education Month
National Cat Health Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month)
American Heart Month
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Week
7–14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
21–27: National Justice for Animals Week

Day
2: Groundhog Day
3: Doggie Date Night
3: National Golden Retriever Day
4: World Cancer Day
14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
14: Valentine’s Day
16: Pancake Day
17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
20: National Love Your Pet Day
22: Walk Your Dog Day
22: National Wildlife Day
23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
23: World Spay Day/Spray Day USA
27: National Polar Bear Day

March

Month
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Week
7-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week
21–27: National Poison Prevention Week

Day
1: National Pig Day
1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
13: K-9 Veterans Day
14: National Save a Spider Day
14: Pi Day
17: St. Patrick’s Day
18: Awkward Moments Day
19: World Sleep Day
19: National Let’s Laugh Day
20: Spring Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
20: International Day of Happiness
20: World Storytelling Day
22: World Water Day
23: National Puppy Day
26: Purple Day
27: Earth Hour Day
28: Respect Your Cat Day
30: Doctor’s Day
30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day

April

Month
National Adopt a Greyhound Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Stress Awareness Month

Week
1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
11–17: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week in April)
11–17: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second full week in April)
18–24: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (third week in April)
17–23: National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
23–29: National Scoop the Poop Week

Day
1: April Fools’ Day
2: National Ferret Day
3: Every Day is Tag Day (first Saturday in April)
3: Find a Rainbow Day
4: Easter Sunday
6: National Siamese Cat Day
7: National Walking Day
7: World Health Day
7: National No Housework Day
8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
10: National Hug Your Dog Day
11: National Pet Day
11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
11: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
14: National Dolphin Day
15: National High-Five Day
15. Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
17: Haiku Poetry Day
20: National Look-Alike Day
21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
21: National Administrative Professionals Day
22: Earth Day
22: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
23: National Picnic Day
23: World Book Day
24: World Veterinary Day (Last Saturday in April)
25: World Penguin Day
25: National Pet Parents Day (Last Sunday in April)
26: National Kids & Pets Day
28: International Guide Dogs Day
30: Arbor Day
30: National Honesty Day
30: National Tabby Day
30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
30: National Hairball Awareness Day (Last Friday in April)
30: National Therapy Animal Day

May

Month
National Pet Month
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
National Foster Care Month
Lyme Disease Prevention Month
Chip Your Pets Month
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Week
Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May starting with a Sunday)
2–8: American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May)
2–8: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
2–8: National Pet Week (first full week of May)
3–9: Puppy Mill Action Week (starts the Monday before Mother’s Day)

Day
1: National Purebred Dog Day
1: Save the Rhino Day
1: May Day
1: International Workers Day
2: Mayday for Mutts (first Sunday in May)
3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
4: Star Wars Day
5: Cinco de Mayo
6: National Nurses Day
8: National Dog Mom’s Day (second Saturday in May)
8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (second Saturday in May)
9: Mother’s Day
12: National Receptionist Day (second Wednesday in May)
14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
15: Armed Forces Day (third Saturday in May)
20: National Rescue Dog Day
21: Endangered Species Day (third Friday in May)
23: World Turtle Day
24: Victoria Day – Canada
28: Heat Awareness Day
31: Memorial Day
31: World No-Tobacco Day

June

Month
Adopt-a-Cat Month® from the American Humane Association
National Pet Preparedness Month
National Microchipping Month
Social Petworking Month
National Dairy Month
National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Week
6–12: Pet Appreciation Week (first full week in June)
13–19: Animal Rights Awareness Week (third week in June)
21–25: Take Your Pet to Work Week®

Day
1: Global Day of Parents
2: Global Running Day (first Wednesday in June)
4: National Hug Your Cat Day
5: World Environment Day
8: National Best Friends Day
8: World Oceans Day
8: World Pet Memorial Day (Second Tuesday in June)
14: World Blood Donor Day
19: National Garfield the Cat Day
20: Summer Solstice
20: Father’s Day
21: National Selfie Day
21: National Dog Party Day
21: Take Your Cat to Work Day
24: Cat World Domination Day
24: National Handshake Day
25: Take Your Dog to Work Day
27: National Sunglasses Day
30: Social Media Day

July

Month
National Lost Pet Prevention Month™
National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
National Dog House Repair Month
Independent Retailer Month

Week
18-24: Everybody Deserves a Massage Week
18-24: National Zookeeper Week

Day
1: Canada Day
4: Independence Day
11: All-American Pet Photo Day
14: Shark Awareness Day
15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
15: I Love Horses Day
15: Give Something Away Day
15: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
16: World Snake Day
17: World Emoji Day
18: National Ice Cream Day (third Sunday in July)
21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
25: Parents’ Day
30: International Day of Friendship
31: National Mutt Day

August

Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Back-To-School Month

Week

1–7: International Assistance Dog Week
10–16: Give a Dog a Bone Week

Day
1: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs #Dogust1st
2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
8: International Cat Day
10: National Spoil Your Dog Day
10: National Lazy Day
12: World Elephant Day
15: National Check the Chip Day
15: National Relaxation Day
16: National Tell a Joke Day
17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
19: World Photo Day
21: International Homeless Animals Day
22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
26: International Dog Day
26: National Women’s Equality Day
30: National Holistic Pet Day

September

Month
Happy Cat Month
National Service Dog Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National Guide Dogs Month
National Pet Insurance Month
Responsible Dog Ownership Month
Pet Sitter Education Month
Animal Pain Awareness Month
National Disaster Preparedness Month

Week

13–19: National Farm Animals Awareness Week (third week in September, starting Monday)
19–25: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week (last full week in September)
19–25: National Dog Week (last full week in September)
20–26: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (third week in September)

Day
1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
4: National Wildlife Day
5: International Day of Charity
6: Labor Day
10: National Stand Up To Cancer Day
11: National Day of Service and Remembrance
12: National Day of Encouragement
12: National Grandparents Day
13: National Pet Memorial Day
14: National Hug Your Hound Day
18: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
18: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
22: National Elephant Appreciation Day
22: First Day of Fall
25: International Rabbit Day
27: World Tourism Day
28: World Rabies Day
28: National Good Neighbor Day

October

Month
Adopt-A-Dog Month®
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Pet Wellness Month
National Pitbull Awareness Month

Week
1–7: National Walk Your Dog Week (first week of October)
10–16: National Veterinary Technician Week

Day
1: National Black Dog Day
1: National Fire Pup Day
1: World Vegetarian Day
1: World Smile Day
2: International Day of Non-Violence
4: World Animal Day
4: National Taco Day
4: World Habitat Day
5: National Do Something Nice Day
10: World Mental Health Day
11: International Day of the Girl Child
11: Canadian Thanksgiving
13: National Train Your Brain Day
13: National Pet Obesity Day
14: World Sight Day
15: National Pug Day
15: National Grouch Day
15: Global Handwashing Day
15: National Boss’s Day
16: National Feral Cat Day
16: World Food Day
16: National Fetch Day
21: Reptile Awareness Day
21: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
21: National Pets for Veterans Day
23: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
28: National Chocolate Day
29: National Cat Day
31: Halloween

November

Month
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Senior Pet Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pet Diabetes Month

Week
7–13: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)
November 28–December 6: Hanukkah

Day
1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
1: International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
3: National Sandwich Day
4: Diwali
4: National Candy Day
7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
8: International Day of Radiology
11: Remembrance Day (Canada & Australia)
11: Veterans Day (U.S.)
13: World Kindness Day
14: World Diabetes Day
15: America Recycles Day
16: National Entrepreneurs’ Day
17: National Take a Hike Day
17: International Students’ Day
21: World Hello Day
25: U.S. Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November)
26: National Cake Day
26: Native American Heritage Day
26: National Day of Listening
26: Black Friday
27: Small Business Saturday
28: First Night of Hanukkah
29: Electronic Greeting Card Day
30: Computer Security Day

December

Month
National Cat Lovers’ Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Week
November 28–December 6: Hanukkah
December 26–January 1: Kwanzaa

Day
4: National Cookie Day
4: World Wildlife Conservation Day
5: International Volunteer Day
6: Last Night of Hanukkah
8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
10: International Animal Rights Day
12: Gingerbread House Day
13: National Cocoa Day
13: National Day of the Horse
17: National Ugly Sweater Day
21: Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
21: Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere)
24: Christmas Eve
25: Christmas Day
26: Boxing Day (Canada)
26: 1st Day of Kwanzaa
31: New Year’s Eve

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