Pet Health Awareness Events 2015

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec 


ASPCA's Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

National Pet Travel Safety Day
January 2

National Bird Day
January 5

National Penguin Awareness Day
January 20

National Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 21


American Heart Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

World Whale Day
February 14

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 22-28

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

National Polar Bear Day
February 27


Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

National Pig Day
March 1

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
March 1-7

National Wildlife Week
March 9-15

National Flood Safety Awareness Week
March 15-21

Poison Prevention Week
March 15-21
Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

National Agriculture Day
March 18

National Puppy Day
March 23

National Tsunami Awareness Week
March 22-28

Manatee Appreciation Day
March 25
Last Wednesday in March 


ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

American Red Cross's Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

National Frog Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Every Day is Tag Day
April 4
First Saturday in April 

National Public Health Week
April 6-12

National Pet Day
April 11

National Volunteer Week
April 12-18

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 12-18

National Dolphin Day
April 14

National Environmental Education Week
April 19-25

National Pet ID Week
April 19-25
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

Earth Day
April 22

Hairball Awareness Day
April 24
Last Friday in April

World Penguin Awareness Day
April 25

World Veterinary Day
April 25
Last Saturday in April

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

International Guide Dog Day
April 29
Last Wednesday in April

National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 27-May 1

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30


National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Pet Week®
May 3-9
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 3-9
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Ferret Day
May 5

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 9
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 9
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 15
Third Friday in May

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
May 17-23
Third full week of May starting with a Sunday

International Turtle Day
May 23

National Heat Awareness Day
May 23

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 24-30


American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Cat Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

National Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week
June 7-13
First full week in June

International Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 14
Second Sunday in June

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 26

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
June 21-27


National Farriers Week
July 5-11

AVMA Annual Convention
July 10-14

Shark Awareness Day
July 14

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

National Mutt Day
July 31


National Immunization Awareness Month

International Assistance Dog Week
August 2-8
First full week of August starting with a Sunday

National Check the Chip Day
August 15

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 22

National Dog Day
August 26


Catalyst Council's Happy Healthy Cat Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

National Wildlife Day
September 4

National Iguana Awareness Day
September 8

National Pet Memorial Day
September 13
Second Sunday in September

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 20-26
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 20-26
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 20-26
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22

​National Teach Ag Day
September 24

World Rabies Day
September 28


American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Dog Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Service Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

World Animal Day
October 4

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 14
Second Wednesday in October

National Walk Your Dog Week
October 1-7

National Veterinary Technician Week
October 11-17

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
Dates vary by state

Winter Weather Preparedness Week
Dates vary by state

Reptile Awareness Day
October 21

National Cat Day
October 29


ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Manatee Awareness Month

USDA's Bird Health Awareness Week
November 1-7
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 1-7
First full week of November starting with a Sunday


National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 12
Second Saturday in December

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27