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  • Pet Holidays – A Great Way For Client Involvement

    Posted February 13, 2012 By in Marketing, Pet Sitters With | No Comments

    Mark these on your calendar! Let client’s know how ‘in the know’ you are by supplying them with this list of pet-centric holidays throughout the year. These are all holidays created by different organizations in order to raise awareness. By posting them on your Facebook wall, announcing them to workers, or creating a celebration around a certain day you help your business in multiple ways: It creates a fun environment (Squirrel Appreciation Day), it shows your company has compassion for certain causes (Pet Theft Awareness Day), and it gives you some great things to blog / share with your clients.

    We scoured the internet to find these, so if you happen to know of any we missed on this list PLEASE let us know. We’ll certainly look into them!

    January

    • January – Walk Your Pet Month
    • January – Train Your Dog Month
    • January 5 – National Bird Day
    • January 14 – National Dress Up Your Pet Day
    • January 21 – Squirrel Appreciation Day
    • January 29 – Seeing Eye Dog Day

    February

    • February – National Prevent a Litter Month (HSUS)
    • February – National Pet Dental Month (AVMA and American Veterinary Dental Society)
    • February – Responsible Pet Owners Month
    • February 2 – Sled Dog Day
    • February 4 – Thank a Mailman Day
    • February 7-14 – Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week- Dogs Deserve Better
    • February 14 – Pet Theft Awareness Day
    • February 20 – Love Your Pet Day
    • February 22 – Walking the Dog Day
    • February 23 – International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
    • February 28 – Spay Day USA – Doris Day Animal League & HSUS

    March

    • March 3- What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
    • March 4-10 – Professional Pet Sitters Week – Pet Sitters International
    • March 18-24 – National Poison Prevention Week
    • March 20 – International Earth Day
    • March 23 – National Puppy Day

    April

    • April – Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month (ASPCA)
    • April – National & International Pet First Aid Awareness Month
    • April – National Pet Month
    • April – Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
    • April 7 – Everyday is Tag Day
    • April 10 – ASPCA Day
    • April 10-16 – National Animal Control Appreciate Week
    • April 11 – National Pet Day
    • April 15-21 – National Pet ID Week
    • April 17 – Pet Owner’s Independence Day
    • April 15-21 – National Pet ID Week
    • April 22 – Earth Day
    • April 24-30 National Scoop the Poop Week
    • April 26 – National Kids and Pets Day
    • April 28 – International Guide Dog Day
    • April 28 – National Arbor Day
    • April 28 – World Veterinary Day

    May

    • May – Be Kind to Animals Month
    • May – Chip Your Pet Month (HomeAgain)
    • May – Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
    • May – National Pet Month
    • May 1 – MayDay for Mutts
    • May 6-12 – National Pet Week (AVMA)
    • May 6-12 – Be Kind to Animals Week
    • May 12 – Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
    • May 20-26 – National Dog Bite Prevention Week (HSUS)

    June

    • June – Adopt A Cat Month
    • June – Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
    • June – National Microchipping Month
    • June 13 – World Pet Memorial Day
    • June 17-23 – Animal Rights Awareness Week
    • June 21-25- Take-Your-Pet-to-Work Week
    • June 22 – Take Your Dog to Work Day – Pet Sitters International
    • June 23 – Great American Backyard Campout

    July

    • July – Dog House Repairs Month
    • July 3-August 11 – Dog Days
    • July 31 – National Mutts Day

    August

    • August 5- National Assistance Dog Day
    • August 5-11 – International Assistance Dog Week
    • August 20 – International Homeless Pet Day
    • August 26 – National Dog Day
    • August 30 – National Holistic Pet Day

    September

    • September – National Guide Dogs Month
    • September – AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month
    • September – Pet Health Insurance Month (Canada)
    • September – Pet Smile Month
    • September – Senior Care Health Month
    • September – World Animal Remembrance Month
    • September 9 – National Pet Memorial Day (International Association of Pet Cemeteries)
    • September 15 – Responsible Dog Ownership Day
    • September 15 – Puppy Mill Awareness Day
    • September 23-29 – National Dog Week
    • September 23 – Dogs and Politics Day
    • September 23-29 – National Deaf Awareness Week (Deaf Dog Education Action Fund)
    • September 28 – World Rabies Day

    October

    • October – Adopt a Dog Month (AHA)
    • October – National Pet Wellness Month
    • October – National Squirrel Awareness Month
    • October – National Animal Safety and Protection Month (Emergency Animal Rescue Service – United Animal Nations)
    • October – Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
    • October 1 – Fire Pup Day
    • October 2 – World Farm Animals Day
    • October 4 – St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day/ World Pets’ Day/World Animal Day
    • October 14-20 – Squirrel Awareness Week
    • October 14-20 – National Veterinary Technician Week
    • October 10 – National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
    • October 16 – National Feral Cat Day
    • October 20 – Pit Bull Awareness Day

    November

    • November – Pet Cancer Awareness Month
    • November – Pet Diabetes Month
    • November – Wishbones for Pets Month
    • November – National Pet Awareness Month
    • November – Adopt a Senior Pet Month (Petfinder.com)
    • November 4-10 – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
    • November 17 – National Black Cat Day
    • November 18-24 – Puppy Mill Action Week
    • November 23 – Fur Free Friday

    December

    • December – Safe Toys and Gifts Month
    • December 2 – National Mutts Day
    • December 15 – Cat Herders Day
    • December 21 – Underdog Day

    Are there any dates that need updating? Did we miss anything? Please click on ‘contact us’ or leave a comment and let us know!

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