Calendars

Keep up with local and national pet awareness days and holidays with these monthly at-a-glance calendars!


National Pet Awareness Days and Holidays

April 2024

Awareness Months

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Canine Fitness Month (AKA Active Dog Month)

National Adopt a Greyhound Month

Celebrate Diversity Month

National Frog Month


Awareness Weeks

April 1–7 | International Pooper Scooper Week

April 1–7 | National Public Health Week

April 7–13 | National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second week in April)

April 14–20 | Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week in April)

April 15–21 | Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (third week in April)

April 17–23 | National Pet ID Week

April 21–27 | Veterinary Receptionist Week (last full week of April)

April 23–29 | National Scoop the Poop Week


Holidays and Awareness Days

April 1 | International Bull Terrier Day

April 2 | National Ferret Day

April 4 | World Stray Animal Day

April 4 | World Rat Day

April 6 | Every Day is Tag Day (first Saturday in April)

April 6 | National Siamese Cat Day

April 7 | National Pet Health Insurance Day

April 7 | World Health Day

April 8 | National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 10 | National Hug Your Dog Day

April 10 | National Siblings Day

April 11 | National Pet Day

April 11 | Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 12 | World Hamster Day

April 16 | Biomedical Research Awareness Day

April 18 | Pet Owners Day

April 19 | National Cat Lady Day

April 19 | Dog Parent Appreciation Day

April 21 | Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

April 22 | Earth Day

April 22 | National Beagle Day

April 22 | Pet CPR Day

April 23 | National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 24 | International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday in April)

April 26 | National Kids and Pets Day

April 26 | Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday in April)

April 27 | National Little Pampered Dog Day

April 27 | World Veterinary Day (last Saturday in April)

April 28 | National Pet Parents Day (last Sunday in April)

April 28 | International Search and Rescue Dog Day (last Sunday in April)

April 30 | Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30 | National Therapy Animal Day

April 30 | National Tabby Day

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