2021 Pet and Vet Calendar

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2021 Pet Holiday & Pet/Vet Event Calendar


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 organizations hosting virtual and hybrid events versus in person continues to remain fluid.  We encourage everyone to  Please follow CDC guidelines. For guidelines regarding your pets, please visit AVMA.org/coronavirus.

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 Awards Virtual Event Sunday, February 14, 2021 

Valentine’s Day February 14

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  March 24-26, 2021 A Virtual Trade Event


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

Cat Writers’ Association Contest Deadline April 16

World Veterinary Day April 24 Last Saturday in April

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​

National Kids & Pets Day April 26

Hairball Awareness Day April 27 Last Friday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30


Pet Events

National Pet Month

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​

Interzoo June 1-4, 2021 Weisbaden, Germany A Virtual Event

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 held at Lyndhurst on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021. The 2022 show returns to NYC January 22 and January 24-26, 2022.

Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26


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

July 29 – August 1, 2021 streamed virtually. 

National Mutt Day July 31


International Cat Day August 8

National Immunization Awareness Month National Check the Chip Day August 15

SuperZoo August 17-19

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

2022 Scheduled Dates As of 2021 

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show returns to NYC January 22 and 24-26, 2022.

Global Pet Expo returns to Orlando, FL March 23-25, 2022. (trade event)



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