January 2021

January is National Train Your Dog Month and Walk Your Pet Month.


Jan. 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day.

Jan. 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day.

Jan. 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Jan. 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day.

Jan. 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day.

Jan. 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary.

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February 2021

Feb. 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week.

Feb. 23-29: National Justice for Animals Week.

Feb. 3: Doggie Date Night.

Feb. 3: National Golden Retriever Day.

Feb. 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day.

Feb. 20: Love Your Pet Day.

Feb. 22: Walking the Dog Day.

Feb. 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.

Feb. 23: National Dog Biscuit Day.

Feb. 23: World Spay Day. Annual campaign by the Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States; held the last Tuesday of February. Created to combat the crisis of pet overpopulation in every corner of the globe, animal lovers are encouraged to spread the word through social media and help to raise funds for the paws cause.

March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day.

March 13: K-9 Veterans Day.

March 17: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day— patron saint of cats.

March 23: National Puppy Day.

March 23. Cuddly Kitten Day.

March 28: Respect Your Cat Day.

March 30. Take a Walk in the Park Day. Although not exclusively a pet holiday, this day makes a great time to explore a new park with your dog!

March 2021

April 2021

April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week.

April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week.

April 12-18: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week. 2nd full week in April.

April 12-18: National Dog Bite Prevention Week. 2nd full week in April.

April 19-25: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week. An effort by the Humane Society of the United States. Third week in April.

April 19-25: National Pet ID Week. Third week in April.

April 24-30: National Scoop the Poop Week.

One-Day Holidays

April 4: Every Day is Tag Day. Always the first Saturday in April.

April 6: National Siamese Cat Day.

April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.

April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day.

April 11: National Pet Day.

April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day.

April 19: National Cat Lady Day.

April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day.

April 22: Earth Day.

April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day.

April 24: Hairball Awareness Day. Last Friday in April.

April 25: World Veterinary Day. This event from the World Veterinary Association is always celebrated on the last Saturday in April.

April 26: National Kids and Pets Day.

April 26: National Pet Parents Day. Always the last Sunday in April.

April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day.

April 29: International Guide Dog Day. Always the last Wednesday in April.

April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.

April 30: National Therapy Animal Day.

April 30: National Tabby Day.

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Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck

75 South Main Street

Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Mailing address: PO Box 975,

White Stone, VA 22578

Phone 804.435.0822

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