2021 Pet Calendar

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2021 Pet Holiday & Pet/Vet Event Calendar

COVID-19 NOTE

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.

Unless a date is noted as rescheduled due to COVID-19, the following is provided as a tentative schedule and general guidelines. Please check with the organization directly as the situation with COVID-19 remains fluid. 


Pet Events

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Adopt A Rescue Bird Month

 

February

Pet Events

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

DWAA Awards Virtual Event Sunday, February 14, 2021 

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

March

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 Now A Virtual Event

April

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

May

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

June

Pet Events

American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​

Interzoo June 1-4, 2021 Weisbaden, Germany

Hug Your Cat Day June 4

NEW DATES: 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

July

Pet Events

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month​

Independence Day July 4

World Zoonoses Day July 6

Dog Writers Association of America Writing Competition TBA        

Pet Fire Safety Day July 1

AVMA Convention

Minneapolis, MN

July 30-August 3, 2021

Sessions will also be streamed virtually.

National Mutt Day July 31

August

National Immunization Awareness Month National Check the Chip Day August 15

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​ August 22

International Dog Day August 26

SuperZoo RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 17-19, 2021

Animal Health Corridor Summit ONLINE August 31-September 2

September

Pet/Vet Events

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