2020 Calendar


2020 Pet Holiday & Pet/Vet Event Calendar and

Goodnewsforpets 20th Anniversary Year


To our Goodnewsforpets Community — We encourage everyone to participate in virtual events as a way to stay current, network and stay safe.  Please follow CDC guidelines regarding use of masks in public. For guidelines regarding your pets, please visit AVMA.org/coronavirus.

Pet Events

ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

One Health Day​
November 3

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

National Senior Pet Health Month



Pet Events

National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 13

Christmas Day

December 25

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27

Hurray for our 20 years celebrating Goodnewsforpets! We love our community and thank our friends for following us all these years and welcome our new friends to the community. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Goodnewsfopets #Goodnewsforpets20

January 2021

Unless a date is noted as rescheduled due to COVID-19, the following is provided as a tentative schedule and general guideline based on 2020. Dates will be updated as organizations provide information by December. 

Pet Events

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Adopt A Rescue Bird Month



Pet Events

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

DWAA LogoDWAA Awards Virtual Event

Sunday, February 14, 2021 FREE




Westminster Dog Show

Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY

June 12-13

Valentine’s Day

February 14

Western Veterinary Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 14-17, 2021

Love Your Pet Day

Goodnewsforpets.com Official Anniversary Day
February 20

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23


Pet Events

National Puppy Day
March 23

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

Global Pet Expo

Orlando, FL

March 24-26, 2021


Pet Events

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

World Veterinary Day
April 28
Last Saturday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30


Pet Events

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Pet Week®

Be Kind to Animals Week®

First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 18

International Turtle Day
May 23


Pet Events

American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​


June 1-4, 2021

Weisbaden, Germany

Hug Your Cat Day
June 4


VMX – Veterinary Meeting & Expo

June 5-9 Orlando, FL and Online

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

World Oceans Day
June 9

World Pet Memorial Day
June 9

westminster logoThe 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will now be held at Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Tarrytown, New York on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021, with live coverage across FOX Sports networks.

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 26


Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month​

Independence Day
July 4

World Zoonoses Day
July 6

DWAA LogoDog Writers Association of America Writing Competition TBA





Pet Fire Safety Day
July 1

CWA Conference and Banquet Virtual Event TBA



National Mutt Day
July 31


National Immunization Awareness Month

National Check the Chip Day
August 15

AVMA 2020 Virtual Convention

August 20-22 For more information visit their site here

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​
August 22

International Dog Day
August 26


Animal Health Corridor Summit ONLINE

August 31-September 2 


Pet/Vet Events

2021  Rescheduling

Interzoo June 1-4, 2021

VMX June 5-9, 2021

SuperZoo August 17-19, 2021


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