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.


Walk Your Pet Month
National Train Your Dog Month

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
13: National Sticker Day
11: National Clean Your Desk 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


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

7–14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
22–28: National Justice for Animals Week

1: Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month observation 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 & September 4th
23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
23: World Spay Day/Spray Day USA
27: National Polar Bear Day


Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

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

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: Take a Walk in the Park Day
30: Doctor’s Day
30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day


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

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)
18–24: National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
23–29: National Scoop the Poop Week

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
4: Every Day Is Tag Day
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 Tax 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
18: Haiku Poetry Day
20: National Look-Alike Day
21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
22: Earth Day
22: National Administrative Professionals 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


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

National Pet 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)

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)
9: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
9: Mother’s Day
13: National Receptionist Day
14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
15: Endangered Species Day
16: Armed Forces Day
18: Victoria Day – Canada
20: National Rescue Dog Day
23: World Turtle Day
25: Memorial Day
29: Heat Awareness Day
31: World No-Tobacco Day


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

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®

1: National Pet Grooming Day
1: Global Day of Parents
2: Leave The Office Early Day
3: National Running Day
4: Hug Your Cat Day
5: World Environment Day
5: National Donut Day
7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8: National Best Friends Day
8: World Oceans Day
9: World Pet Memorial Day (Second Sunday in June)
14: World Blood Donor Day
19: National Garfield the Cat Day
20: Summer Solstice
21: First Day of Summer
21: Father’s Day
21: National Selfie Day
21: National Dog Party Day
22: Take Your Cat to Work Day
24: Cat World Domination Day
24: National Handshake Day
26: Take Your Dog to Work Day
27: National Sunglasses Day
30: Social Media Day


National Lost Pet Prevention Month™
National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
National Dog House Repair Month
Independent Retailer Month
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

12-18: Everybody Deserves a Massage Week
19-25: National Zookeeper Week
July 27–August 3: National Feed a Rescue Pet Week

1: Canada Day
4: Independence Day
11: All-American Pet Photo Day
14: Cow Appreciation 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
19: National Ice Cream Day
21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
26: Parents’ Day
30: International Day of Friendship
30: National Cheesecake Day
31: National Mutt Day


National Immunization Awareness Month
National Back-To-School Month

July 27–August 3: National Feed a Rescue Pet Week
2–8: International Assistance Dog Week
10–16: Give a Dog a Bone Week

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: International Homeless Animals 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
22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
26: International Dog Day
26: National Women’s Equality Day
30: National Holistic Pet Day


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

12–18: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (third week in September)
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)

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


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

1–7: National Walk Your Dog Week (first week of October)
3–9: Animal Welfare Week (first week of October)
17–23: National Veterinary Technician Week

1: National Black Dog Day
1: National Fire Pup Day
1: World Vegetarian Day
2: World Smile Day
2: International Day of Nonviolence
4: World Animal Day
4: National Taco Day
5: 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
16: National Feral Cat Day
16: World Food Day
16: National Boss’s Day
16: National Fetch Day
20: World Statistics Day
21: Reptile Awareness Day
21: International ShakeOut Day
21: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
21: National Pets for Veterans Day
26: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
28: National Chocolate Day
29: National Cat Day
31: Halloween


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

1–7: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)
November 28–December 6: Hanukkah

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
27: Native American Heritage Day
27: 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


National Cat Lovers’ Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month

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

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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