Pet holidays are the best little reminders. No matter who starts them, or where the pet days come from, it's the thought that counts.
From the serious (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month) to the silly (National Dress Up Your Pet Day) we've got all the pet holidays covered!
Walk Your Pet Month: Most dogs love to be walked, and there are events you can participate in if you want to. Some Maine Coon cats like to be on a leash, too!
Train Your Dog Month: This may not seem directly related to our big Maine Coon cats, but they are much happier when the dogs(s) of the house are trained and well-behaved!
January brings National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Silly, yes, but it's all in good fun! If you live in a big city you can take your well-dressed pooch out for a walk on the town.
Or if your cats don't mind getting dolled up, share some pictures on FaceBook! Personally, I would think this one would have been a little closer to Halloween!
National Answer Your Cat's Question Day! Yes, seriously. It's all about getting to know your mysterious cat. Communication and paying attention to your cat and his needs are the theme of the day.
National Prevent a Litter Month. Spay and neuter. 'Nuff said.
Responsible Pet Owners Month. What makes a responsible pet owner? Responsibility is a very important subject.
National Pet Dental Month. Actually, dental health is very important. This is an opportunity to for us to educate ourselves on this aspect of our pets health.
Have a Heart For Chained Dogs Week. No animal should live their life in chains.
Pet Theft Awareness Week. Unfortunately this does happen. It's too bad we have to worry about pet theft.
Love Your Pet Day. Easy, and fun!
Spay Day USA Everyone, get on the bandwagon and spay your girl for her health and happiness!
Professional Pet Sitters Week: A great opportunity to show appreciation to those who love our pets when we're away.
National Poison Prevention Week: There are definitely things that our pets should never have access to. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
National Puppy Day! Who doesn't melt at the sight of an adorable puppy?
Just For Fun: What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day
There is quite a lot going on in April when it comes to pet holidays. A very busy month, indeed. Here are the three monthlong celebrations:
National Pet Day: How will we celebrate?
Animal Control Appreciation Week: A very important job, indeed.
National Pet ID Week: ID's for pets are crucial!
National Kids And Pets Day! This is a personal favorite, since Maine Coon cats are so great with kids.
Last but not least, very important to our longhaired friends:
April 30th is Hairball Awareness Day!
Celebrate with us! This quick list is just a start! We'll be expanding on each of these as the days go by, so stay tuned!
National Disabled Pets Day
May is National Pet Month in the US!
Be Kind To Animals Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
Hug Your Cat Day!
National Microchipping Month!
The month of June is very important for cat lovers. It's Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! And it's sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
We have big plans for a month-long celebration to bring awareness to this. Stay tuned, and consider signing up for our rss feed (orange button on left), joining us on FaceBook, or subscribing to Tattle Tails, our free newsletter. This way you will be one of the first to hear our announcement when it happens!
Similarly, June is also the Humane Society's Adopt-a-Cat-Month. Very important.
World Pet Memorial Day. Remember a friend.
Animal Rights Awareness Week
Take Your Dog To Work Day! This is actually a pretty big deal! Are you in a position to be able to participate in Take Your Dog To Work Day?
Dog Days (of Summer)
National Assistance Dog Day
International Homeless Animals Day
National Dog Day
National Holistic Pet Day
Pet Smile Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
Pet Health Insurance Month in Canada
National Pet Memorial Month
Puppy Mill Awareness Day and Responsible Dog Ownership Day
National Dog Week
World Rabies Day
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
National Pet Wellness Month
Fire Pup Day
October 4th - World Animal Day
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This is especially important to Maine Coon cat owners, who sometimes wonder how big is too big.
Some folks get a real kick out of the "fat cat" pictures that seem to be everywhere, but pet obesity is no laughing matter. We love our pets and want to keep them around as long as possible.
That means keeping them trim, fit, and healthy.
National Veterinary Technician Week
National Feral Cat Day
National Cat Day!
Adopt a Senior Pet Month! I just love this one. Senior pets have so much love to give, and they all deserve a loving home.
National Pet Awareness Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Pet Diabetes Month Diabetes in cats is a common concern. This is a good time to pay attention to it.
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Shelters are so important!
National Black Cat Day! Wow, I didn't know about this one! Alice will feel so special on this day.
The last Friday of the month is Fur-Free Friday (although every day should be fur-free!)
Puppy Mill Action Week
National Mutt Day
Cat Herders Day
Did we miss any pet holidays that you know of? Contact us and let us know! Have fun with your pets and remember to share with friends whenever these pet days come around!