2019 Pet Holiday & Pet/Vet Event Calendar

Pet Industry Peeps: Note New Dates for 2020 SuperZoo August 31-September 3!

Looking for a Speaker for Your Event? Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow, PRSA, publisher of Goodnewsforpets presents variations on “What’s Your Story Now?” Contact her at to find out more.


For early August 2020 dates see below.


Las Vegas, Nevada

August 20-22, 2019

Impact and Future of CBD in the Pet Industry

SuperZoo Retail Sessions Mon, Aug 19 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

Tue, Aug 20 8:00 am – 9:30 am Islander Ballroom B

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​
August 22

National Dog Day
August 26


Animal Pain Awareness Month ​

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Service Dog Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

heartworms heartworm treatment ahsAmerican Heartworm Society Triennial Heartworm Symposium

New Orleans, LA

September 8-11, 2019

Tom Nelson, DVM


Dr. C. Thomas Nelson will present his latest research on feline heartworm testing on Wednesday, September 11 at the AHS Symposium. For his preliminary comments, read his Goodnewsforpets guest interview here.


National Pet Memorial Day
September 9
Second Sunday in September

AAHA Connexity 2019


September 12-15, 2019

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 23-29
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 23-29
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

World Rabies Day
September 28​

7th International Veterinary Congress

National Hug Your Hound Day

National Dog Week

Dogs in Politics Day


ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

National Walk Your Dog Week​
October 1-7

World Animal Day
October 4

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 10

National Veterinary Technician Week
October 14-20

World Food Day
October 16

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
​October 19

Reptile Awareness Day
October 21

National Cat Day
October 29

National Black Dog Day

New York Week for the Animals

EEVC Veterinary Conference

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Conference

American Veterinary Holistic Medical Association (AHVMA) Annual Conference

National Black Cat Day

Plush Animal Lovers Day

National Cat Day


ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Manatee Awareness Month

One Health Day​
November 3

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 4-10
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week​
November 12-18

National Senior Pet Health Month

Cook For Your Pets Day

November 1, 2019

World Dog Show

9th Global Veterinary Summit

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention

The National Dog Show


National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 13

Fetch San Diego

December 7 – 10

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show

December 15-16

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27



National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

National Pet Travel Safety Day
January 2

National Bird Day
January 5

VMX – Veterinary Meeting & Expo

Orlando, Florida

January 19 -23, 2019


American Heart Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

AKC Meet the Breeds

New York, NY

February 9, 2019

DWAA Banquet

February 10, 2019

New York, NY

Westminster Dog Show

February 11-12, 2019

New York, NY

Western Veterinary Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 17-20, 2019

World Whale Day
February 18

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Wildlife Day
February 22

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26 – March 2

Global Pet Expo

February 26-28, 2020


Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

National Wildlife Week
March 12-16

Poison Prevention Week
March 18-24
Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

National Puppy Day
March 23


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 7
First Saturday in April 

National Public Health Week
April 2-8

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
April 8-14

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 8-14

National Pet Day
April 11

National Volunteer Week
April 15-22

National Pet ID Week
April 15-21
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

National Environmental Education Week
April 22-28​

Earth Day
April 22

International Guide Dog Day
April 25
Last Wednesday in April

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

Hairball Awareness Day
April 27
Last Friday in April

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day​
April 28

World Veterinary Day
April 28
Last Saturday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30

National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 30 – May 4


National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

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

Be Kind to Animals Week®

First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 12
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 18

International Turtle Day
May 23

Interzoo, Weisbaden, Germany

May 19-22, 2020


American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​

Pet Appreciation Week
June 3-9
First full week in June

Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 10
Second Sunday in June

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 22


Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month​

World Zoonoses Day
July 6

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

National Mutt Day
July 31


National Immunization Awareness Month

AVMA Convention

Washington, DC

August 2-6, 2019

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

National Check the Chip Day
August 15

SuperZoo, Las Vegas

NEW DATES: August 31-September 3, 2020