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The Ultimate List of 2020 Pet Holidays

What’s your LEAST favorite part of marketing your pet business?

Coming up with content ideas? Hey, we’ve been there!

Figuring out what to post on social media, your blog, your monthly email newsletters…whatever it is – it can be overwhelming and stressful. Running a pet business is busy enough, am I right!?

That’s why we’d love to help. Dox Design has compiled a list for you of allllll of the pet-related holidays coming up here in 2020. We recommend bookmarking this page on your computer so you can reference it anytime you need it.

Before you get started, start brainstorming your marketing and business goals for 2020. How much time do you want to allocate to your own marketing? What strategies are you implementing? What changes are occurring? What points do you want to get across to your audience?

As you go through the list of holidays for 2020, we recommend not just copying and pasting all of the holidays into your captions and calling it a day. Instead, try figuring out which of these holidays apply to your brand and message. From there, you can create custom captions that reflect everything your business represents (If you need extra help with this, we’ve got you covered right here with our new 2020 Master Social Media Planner – heck, it even includes the graphics and captions).

Enjoy!

 

January Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. Walk Your Pet Month
  2. Weight Loss Awareness Month
  3. National Train Your Dog Month
  4. Unchain a Dog Month

Daily Holidays

  1. January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  2. January 6: National Technology Day
  3. January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  4. January 16: Get To Know Your Customers Day (also April 16, July 16, & October 16)
  5. January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
  6. January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  7. January 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day
  8. January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

 

February Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. Pet Dental Health Month
  2. Dog Training Education Month
  3. National Cat Health Month
  4. Responsible Pet Owners Month

Daily Holidays

  1. February 2: Groundhog Day
  2. February 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  3. February 10-11: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  4. February 14: Valentine’s Day
  5. February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  6. February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day
  7. February 22: National Wildlife Day
  8. February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  9. February 25: World Spay Day
  10. February 27: Polar Bear Day

 

March Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  2. Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  3. National Frozen Food Month

Daily Holidays

  1. March 1-8: Professional Pet Sitters Week
  2. March 13: K9 Veterans Day
  3. March 23: National Puppy Day
  4. March 23: Cuddly Kitten Day
  5. March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  6. March 29: Mom & Pop Business Day
  7. March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

 

April Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. Heartworm Awareness Month
  2. National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  3. National Pet First Aid Month
  4. Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  5. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Daily Holidays

  1. April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week
  2. April 1: April Fool’s Day
  3. April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  4. April 7-13: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  5. April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  6. April 11: National Pet Day
  7. April 17-24: National Pet ID Week
  8. April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  9. April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  10. April 24: Hairball Awareness Day
  11. April 25: World Veterinary Day
  12. April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  13. April 26: National Pet Parents Day
  14. April 29: International Guide Dog Day
  15. April 30: National Tabby Cat Day
  16. April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  17. April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

 

May Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. National Pet Month
  2. National Foster Care Month
  3. National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  4. National Photography Month
  5. Chip Your Pet Month

Daily Holidays

  1. May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  2. May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  3. May 3: Mayday for Mutts
  4. May 3-10: Be Kind To Animals Week
  5. May 3-10: Puppy Mill Action Week
  6. May 3-10: National Pet Week
  7. May 9: National Dog Mom Day
  8. May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  9. May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  10. May 23: World Turtle Day
  11. May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day

 

June Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. National Zoo & Aquarium Month
  2. National Adopt a Cat Month
  3. National Camping Month
  4. National Pet Preparedness Month
  5. National Microchipping Month
  6. National Foster a Pet Month

Daily Holidays

  1. June 1-7: National Pet Appreciation Month
  2. June 4: Hug Your Cat Day
  3. June 5: National Donut Day
  4. June 8: National Best Friends Day
  5. June 9: World Pet Memorial Day
  6. June 14: Flag Day
  7. June 15: National Lobster Day
  8. June 17: Take Your Cat To Work Day
  9. June 19: National Garfield The Cat Day
  10. June 21: Father’s Day
  11. June 21: Dog Party Day
  12. June 24: Cat World Domination Day
  13. June 26: Take Your Dog To Work Day

 

July Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. National Anti-Boredom Month
  2. National Dog House Repair Month
  3. National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  4. Independent Retailer Month

Daily Holidays

  1. July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  2. July 4: Fourth of July
  3. July 7: International Kissing Day
  4. July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  5. July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  6. July 21: National Craft For Your Local Shelters Day
  7. July 22: National Hot Dog Day
  8. July 26: National Parents Day
  9. July 31: National Mutt Day (also on December 2)

 

August Pet Holidays

Month-Long Celebrations

  1. National Immunization Awareness Month
  2. National Back-To-School Month

Daily Holidays

  1. August 1: Respect for Parents Day
  2. August 2: National Friendship Day
  3. August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  4. August 6: Fresh Breath Day
  5. August 8: National CBD Day
  6. August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  7. August 15: Check the Chip Day
  8. August 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day
  9. August 17: International Non-Profit Day
  10. August 19: International Bow Day
  11. August 21: National Senior Citizens Day
  12. August 26: National Dog Day
  13. August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  14. August 31: National Matchmaker Day

     

    September Pet Holidays

    Month-Long Celebrations

    1. National Chicken Month
    2. National Pet Insurance Month
    3. Pet-Sitter Education Month

    Daily Holidays

    1. September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
    2. September 4: Food Bank Day
    3. September 7: Grateful Patient Day
    4. September 9: Teddy Bear Day
    5. September 9: Wiener Schnitzel Day
    6. September 13: National Pet Memorial Day
    7. September 13: National Hug Your Hound Day
    8. September 19: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
    9. September 19: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
    10. September 20-27: National Dog Week
    11. September 20-27: Deaf Pet Awareness Week
    12. September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
    13. September 28: World Rabies Day
    14. September 29: National Coffee Day

     

    October Pet Holidays

    Month-Long Celebrations

    1. National Animal Safety and Protection Month
    2. National Sausage Month
    3. Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
    4. Emotional Wellness Month
    5. National Pet Wellness Month

    Daily Holidays

    1. October 1: National Fire Pup Day
    2. October 1: National Black Dog Day
    3. October 1-6: National Walk Your Dog Week
    4. October 4: World Animal Day
    5. October 4: World Pet Day
    6. October 4-10: Animal Welfare Week
    7. October 6: German American Day
    8. October 10: Mental Health Day
    9. October 12: National Farmers Day
    10. October 14: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
    11. October 16: Global Cat Day
    12. October 18-24: Veterinary Technician Week
    13. October 21: Reptile Awareness Day
    14. October 24: National Food Day
    15. October 27: National Pitbull Awareness Day
    16. October 27: National Black Cat Day
    17. October 29: National Cat Day

     

    November Pet Holidays

    Month-Long Celebrations

    1. Pet Cancer Awareness Month
    2. National Senior Pet Month
    3. National Adoption Month
    4. Peanut Butter Lovers Month
    5. Sweet Potato Awareness Month

    Daily Holidays

    1. November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
    2. November 4: Chicken Lady Day
    3. November 8-14: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
    4. November 5: Love Your Red Hair Day
    5. November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
    6. November 11: Veterans Day
    7. November 15: National Philanthropy Day
    8. November 18: National Princess Day
    9. National 21: Gingerbread Cookie Day
    10. November 21: National Adoption Day
    11. November 26: Thanksgiving
    12. November 27: Black Friday
    13. November 28: Small Business Saturday
    14. November 30: Cyber Monday

     

    December Pet Holidays

    Month-Long Celebrations

    1. National Cat Lovers’ Month
    2. Safe Toys and Gifts Month

    Daily Holidays

    1. December 2: National Mutt Day (also on July 31)
    2. December 3: National Roof Over Your Head Day
    3. December 4: National Cookie Day
    4. December 5: International Volunteer Day
    5. December 11: National App Day
    6. December 14: Monkey Day
    7. December 15: National Cat Herders Day
    8. December 18: Underdog Day
    9. December 24: Christmas Eve
    10. December 25: Christmas Day
    11. December 30: Bacon Day
    12. December 31: New Year’s Eve

      There you have it! 

      Dox Design hopes this was helpful as you get started planning your content for 2020. 

      Pssst, we know we mentioned it above already, but if you’re looking for MORE help than just our list of pet holidays like…

      – Caption examples you can simply paste into your own social media pages,

      – Graphics you can upload into your feeds,

      – And campaign ideas to spark your creativity and marketing strategy, 

      We have JUST the thing for you. We’re so excited to release our 2020 Master Social Media Planner, created with you (yes, you) in mind! 

      We’ve heard it from SO many of our clients and fur-friends in the pet community. They have some great components to their marketing or their brand but staying up to date on all the trends, holidays, and social media posts is exhausting and seems dang near impossible.

      That’s what motivated us here at Dox Design to create this master calendar for all our pet business owners or employees out there who are looking for a little more assistance with their content without hiring a marketing agency.

      To get your 2020 Master Social Media Planner complete with all the pet holidays and associated caption ideas, graphics, and more, head here.

      And as Courtney Cox said to Jennifer Aniston the day she got her Instagram account, ‘Welcome to the social media world…it sucks. You’re gonna love it!’

      (We hope it’ll suck less with our Master Social Media Planner, by the way)

      Get your calendar and start planning today!

      Here’s how Dox Design’s 2020 Master Social Media Planner will help you!

      Save you hours of time trying to come up with clever, on-brand social content

      Keep your audience constantly engaged with social captions that prompt your audience to participate in the conversation

      Allow you to focus on what you do best with the guesswork of what to post about on your social media channels taken out of your schedule

      Increase your social following, brand awareness, and ultimately, your sales!