2023 Goodnewsforpets.com Pet and Vet Calendar

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2023 Pet Holiday & Pet/Vet Event Calendar

National Train Your Dog Month

One Health Awareness Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Adopt A Rescue Bird Month

National Pet Safety Travel Day January 2

National Bird Day
January 5

National Cuddle Up Day January 6


January 14-18, 2023 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day  January 16

Chinese Lunar New Year: The Year of the Rabbit January 22-24


It’s Pet Dental Health Month. Check out these great VOHC-approved products.

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Valentine’s Day February 14

Western Veterinary ConferenceFebruary 19-23, 2023  Las Vegas, NV  

Love Your Pet DayFebruary 20

President’s Day – February 20

Goodnewsforpets.com Official Anniversary Day February 20 (every year)

National Wildlife Day February 22

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day February 23


World Wildlife Day March 3

National Puppy Day March 23

Poison Prevention Week March 19-25, 2023 Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

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Global Pet Expo  March 22-24, 2023 Orlando, FL (trade-only event) 2024 Dates: March 20-22 2024



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 1 First Saturday in April 

National Public Health Week April 3-9, 2023

World Health Day April 7, 2023

Hairball Awareness Day April 8

National Pet Day April 11

National Dog Bite Prevention Week® April 9-15, 2023

National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week April 9-15, 2023

National Pet ID Week April 9-15, 2023  

National Pet Day April 11

National Dolphin Day April 14

National Kids & Pets Day April 26

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Specially-abled Pets Day May 3

westminster logoThe 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show May 8-9, 2023

USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center 


National Pet Week® May 1-7  First full week in May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week® May 1-7  First full week of May starts with a Sunday

National Wildlife Preparedness Day May 7

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day is May 14  Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day May 20

International Turtle Day May 23

Interzoo May 07-10, 2024 Nuremberg, Germany (Interzoo is every 2 years)


American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

AKA Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Pet Preparedness Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​

Hug Your Cat Day June 4

Relief Rover Virtual 5K, June 18-30 

World Food Safety Day June 7

Pet Appreciation Week June 4-10 First full week in June

World Oceans Day June 8

World Pet Memorial Day June 13

National Insurance Awareness Day – June 20

Take Your Dog to Work Day June 23


Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month​

Independence Day July 4

World Zoonoses Day July 6

Pet Fire Safety Day July 15


AVMA Convention July 14-18 Denver, CO 




National Mutt Day July 31


International Cat Day August 8

National Immunization Awareness Month National Check the Chip Day August 15


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SuperZoo August 16-18 (Trade Show)




National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​ August 22

International Dog Day August 26

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Animal Health Corridor Summit August 28-29 (trade event)




National Iguana Awareness Day September 8
National Mutt Day December 2
World Wildlife Conservation Day December 4
National Day of the Horse December 13
Cat Herder’s Day December 15
Visit the Zoo Day December 27
2024 Dates

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Latest update: 10/23/23