National Dog Day and 150+ Other Pet Holidays to Celebrate in 2024!

Michael Grenier
Michael Grenier January 2, 2024

Your complete guide to Every Pet Holiday in 2024!

2024 is a year for celebration! And here at Time To Pet, we can't think of a better thing to celebrate than all of the amazing pets that bring joy to our lives every single day. To help you stay organized this year, we've got a great collection of some of the most amazing (and most bizarre) pet holidays you can find!

There is a big one on August 26th. That's right - it's National Dog Day — you've probably heard of it. But have you heard of Fancy Rat and Mouse Day on November 12th, or how about National Pet Bird Day on September 17th?

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Here at Time To Pet, we like to think that every day is a pet holiday (and most of them are)! If you see our tails wagging, that's just because we get so excited about celebrating our pets (and the pets our customers are taking care of) whenever we can. A lot of people are familiar with the major pet holidays like the aforementioned National Dog Day, PSI's Take Your Dog to Work DayNational Pet Day, and Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, but there are many more pet holidays to celebrate. We've made a big list (over 150) of pretty much every pet holiday there is! So get your party hat ready and keep reading.

Pet holidays aren't only about dancing around the house with your cat that happens to be dressed like a pirate—National Meow Like Pirate Day, September 19th. They are also an excellent opportunity for pet care businesses to make some great content for their blogs, and to engage with their pet parents clients via emails and social media channels. If you are ever running out of cute pet pictures to post on your Instagram or Facebook (highly unlikely, we know), you can always share a pet holiday! You might want to bookmark this calendar and check it out every month. For more great info on boosting your online presence, check out our blog post on Local SEO For Your Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Business. Now, to the celebration!


Here is our list of over 150 pet holidays to celebrate in 2024!

The Complete Guide to Every Pet Holiday in 2024!



Start off your 2024 with some fun! Check out these January pet holidays, like National Dress Up Your Pet Day and National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day!




February might be best known for Valentine's Day, but there are some other great opportunities to show your pets some love with all these great holidays!




Did you know that Saint Gertrude of Nivelles is the patron saint of cats? Have you ever wondered what it would be like if pets had thumbs? Check out all these great pet holidays in March!



April is action packed with over 20 pet holidays! If you live across the pond, it's National Pet Month!




It's National Pet Month in the US! But don't worry if you're not in the US, you can celebrate World Turtle Day® and International Chihuahua Appreciation Day!



June is all about the cats! It's Adopt-a-Cat Month, with other special cat days like National Garfield the Cat Day and Cat World Domination Day!


Adding cat sitting to the services you offer is great way to attract new business! If you're looking to increase your cat sitting skills during Adopt-a-Cat Month, check out our blog post on Cat Sitting Tips for Pet Sitters!



The 4th of July might be your pet's least favorite holiday with all the fireworks, but the rest of the month is all about celebrating your four-legged best friends!

Take a look at our blog post on Pet Sitting on the 4th of July for info about how to set your fees and policies.



With National Dog Day on August 26th, DOG-ust is guaranteed to be a great month!



Welcome Fall and get ready to party! September is packed full of pet holidays like National Hug Your Hound Day and the World’s Largest Pet Walk!

  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month™
  • September 1st - Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 4th - National Wildlife Day (also celebrated in February)
  • September 8th - National Iguana Awareness Day
  • September 13th - National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 14th - National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 17th - National Pet Bird Day
  • September 19th - National Meow Like a Pirate Day
  • September 22nd - 28th - National Dog Week. Last full week in September
  • September 22nd - 28th - Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Last full week in September
  • September 23rd - Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day). Recognizing the dogs of politicians
  • September 24th - World’s Largest Pet Walk
  • September 26th - Remember Me Thursday® is an international social media awareness day that brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and remembers those pets who never got a second chance. Share your rescue pet using #RememberMeThursday
  • September 28th - World Rabies Day



There is plenty to celebrate in October! You can party with your pets all month and then dress up like them on Halloween! What kind of dog does Dracula have? A bloodhound!


Have you thought about volunteering at a local shelter or rescue? Volunteering is a great way to give back and spread the word about your pet care business! Check out our blog post on Volunteering 101 for Pet Sitters!



There are some great November pet holidays to celebrate while you're getting ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays coming up, it's a great time to review your holiday rates and policies. Take a look at our Academy lesson on Creating Your Holiday Fee Policy for some helpful info!



There are a lot of human holidays to celebrate in December, but don't forget about the pets! Check out these great pet holidays!


Even though there are plenty of holidays, celebrating your pet doesn't have to be reserved for one. Here at Time To Pet we believe that any day is a good day to celebrate them!

If you want to celebrate pets every day - you may want to consider starting your own pet care company. We have a free email course on Starting Your Pet Sitting or Dog Walking Business to help!

Make sure to check out our Time To Pet Academy and Blog for more great resources.

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