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The Ultimate List of 2022 Holidays You Can Use in Your Marketing

We’ve had lots of our Fur Friends asking, and drumroll, please……… 

 

The day has finally come! Your Ultimate List of 2022 Holidays: Pet Holidays and Beyond! 

 

This year, we’ve changed it up a bit and have also included plenty of non-pet-related holidays so we can make sure we’re taking advantage of all the holidays relevant to our small businesses. Check them out below!

 

January Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National CBD Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Pet-Related Week Long Celebrations

  • January 22-26: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • January 5: National Bird Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 20: Penguin Awareness Day
  • January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • January 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 3: International Mind-Body Wellness Day
  • January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 20: Inauguration Day
  • January 21: National Hugging Day
  • January 26: National Spouses Day
  • January 28: National Fun at Work Day

 

February Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month)

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • February 7–14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 20–26: National Justice for Animals Week

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • February 2: National Hedgehog Day
  • February 3: Doggie Date Night
  • February 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: Walking the Dog Day
  • February 22: World Spay Day
  • February 22: Spay Day USA
  • February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 27: Polar Bear Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • February 1: Chinese New Year
  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 4: World Cancer Day
  • February 4: National Wear Red Day
  • February 4: Thank Your Mailman Day
  • February 6: Super Bowl Sunday
  • February 9: National Pizza Day
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 21: President’s Day

 

March Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Women’s History Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • March 7-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 20–26: National Poison Prevention Week

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • March 1: National Pig Day
  • March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13: K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 17: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day (patron saint of cats)
  • March 19: Poultry Day
  • March 20: World Sparrow Day
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 23. Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • March 1: Mardi Gras
  • March 4: Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day
  • March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 14: Learn About Butterflies Day
  • March 14: National Napping Day
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 20: International Day of Happiness
  • March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • March 31: MLB Opening Day

 

April Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Active Dog Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National Garden Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • Stress Awareness Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 1–7: National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 10–16: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week in April)
  • April 10–16: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second full week in April)
  • April 17–23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (third week in April)
  • April 17–23: National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
  • April 24–30: National Scoop the Poop Week

Pet- Related Day Celebrations

  • April 2: Every Day is Tag Day (first Saturday in April)
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 11: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day
  • April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 19: National Cat Lady Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24: National Pet Parents Day (last Sunday in April)
  • April 25: World Penguin Day
  • April 27: National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • April 27: International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday in April)
  • April 28: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 29: Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday in April)
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: World Veterinary Day (last Saturday in April)
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • April 1: April Fool’s Day
  • April 2: International Children’s Book Day
  • April 6: National Walking Day
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 10: National Siblings Day
  • April 14: National Gardening Day
  • April 15: Tax Day
  • April 16: Husband Appreciation Day
  • April 17: Easter
  • April 20: Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 28: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

 

May Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National Pet Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Service Animal Eye Exam Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Date Your Mate Month
  • National Dental Care Awareness Month
  • National Get Caught Reading Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • May 1–7: American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May)
  • May 1–7: National Pet Week (first full week of May)
  • May 1-7: Puppy Mill Action Week (starts the Monday before Mother’s Day)
  • May 3-9: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 1: Save the Rhino Day
  • May 1: Mayday for Mutts (first Sunday in May)
  • May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 14: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 14: National Dog Mom’s Day (second Saturday in May)
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 16: National Sea Monkey Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 20: National Endangered Species Day
  • May 23: World Turtle Day
  • May 24: National Escargot Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • May 1: May Day
  • May 1: No Pants Day
  • May 1: World Laughter Day
  • May 2: Kentucky Derby
  • May 2: International Harry Potter Day
  • May 3: Teacher’s Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 8: Mother’s Day
  • May 8: National Have a Coke Day
  • May 11: National Receptionists Day
  • May 12: International Nurses Day
  • May 20: Bike-to-Work Day
  • May 30: Memorial Day

 

June Pet Holidays

Pet- Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Adopt-a-Cat Month® from the American Humane Association
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • LGBTQIA Pride Month
  • National Camping Month
  • Men’s Health Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • June 5–11: Pet Appreciation Week (first full week in June)
  • June 12-18: Animal Rights Awareness Week
  • June 20–24: Take Your Pet to Work Week®

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 14: World Pet Memorial Day (second Tuesday in June)
  • June 15: National Lobster Day
  • June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 20: Take Your Cat to Work Day®
  • June 21: National Dog Party Day
  • June 24: Cat World Domination Day
  • June 24: Take Your Dog to Work Day®

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • June 1: Global Running Day
  • June 5: National Donut Day
  • June 5: National Cancer Survivors Day
  • June 8: Best Friends Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth
  • June 19: Father’s Day
  • June 21: Summer Solstice
  • June 21: International Yoga Day

 

July Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month™
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • Dog House Repair Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Independent Retailer Month
  • National Ice Cream Month

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 10: National Kitten Day
  • July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 12: Cow Appreciation Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 16: World Snake Day
  • July 21: National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 26: National Dog Photography Day
  • July 31: Mutt’s Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • July 1: National Postal Worker Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 7: World Chocolate Day
  • July 17: National Ice Cream Day
  • July 24: National Parents Day
  • July 30: International Friendship Day

 

August Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Rawgust (celebration of raw feeding for pets)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Dog Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National Back-To-School Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • Black Business Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • August 7-13: International Assistance Dog Week

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 16: Saint Roch’s Day (patron saint of dogs)
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 20: International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • August 20: National Honey Bee Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • August 6: Fresh Breath Day
  • August 8: National CBD Day
  • August 10: National Lazy Day
  • August 17: International Non-Profit Day

 

September Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Happy Cat Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National Disaster Preparedness Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
  • International Update Your Resume Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • September 18-24: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (third week in September)
  • September 18–24: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week (last full week in September)
  • September 18–24: National Dog Week (last full week in September)

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 4: National Wildlife Day
  • September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 11: National Hug Your Hound Day (second Sunday in September)
  • September 11: National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday in September)
  • September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day (third Saturday in September)
  • September 17: Responsible Dog Ownership Day (third Saturday in September)
  • September 17: National Pet Bird Day
  • September 19: National Meow Like a Pirate Day
  • September 22: Elephant Appreciation Day
  • September 22: Remember Me Thursday® (an international social media awareness day that brings attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters and remembers those pets who never got a second chance. Share your rescue pet using #RememberMeThursday)
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day 
  • September 24: International Rabbit Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • September 1: American Chess Day
  • September 2: National Lazy Mom’s Day
  • September 5: Labor Day
  • September 6: Read a Book Day
  • September 11: Grandparents Day
  • September 11: Anniversary of September 11
  • September 18: Wife Appreciation Day
  • September 25: Rosh Hashanah Begins
  • September 25: National Daughter’s Day
  • September 27: Rosh Hashanah Ends
  • September 28: National Sons Day
  • September 29: National Coffee Day

 

October Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Adopt-A-Dog Month®
  • Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pitbull Awareness Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month (October 15-November 30)

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Women’s Small Business Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • October 2–8: National Walk Your Dog Week (first week of October)
  • October 2–8: Animal Welfare Week (first week of October)
  • October 16–22: National Veterinary Technician Week

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 12: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 15: National Fetch Day
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day
  • October 27: National Black Cat Day
  • October 28: Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • October 29: National Cat Day
  • October 29: National Pitbull Awareness Day (last Saturday in October—unless Halloween falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen)

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • October 1: World Vegetarian Day
  • October 10: Columbus Day/Indiginous People Day
  • October 26: National Pumpkin Day
  • October 28: National Chocolate Day
  • October 31: Halloween

 

November Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Family Stories Month
  • Movember
  • National Adoption Month
  • Military Family Month
  • National Gratitude Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Family Literacy Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Pet-Related Week-Long Celebrations

  • November 6-12: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 4: Chicken Lady Day
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 24: National Dog Show (always broadcast in the US on Thanksgiving)

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • November 1: Day of the Dead
  • November 1: Movember
  • November 2: All Soul’s Day
  • November 3: National Sandwich Day
  • November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 15: National Entrepreneurs Day
  • November 15: National Philanthropy Day
  • November 17: National Take a Hike Day
  • November 19: National Adoption Day
  • November 24: Thanksgiving
  • November 25: Black Friday
  • November 26: Small Business Saturday
  • November 28: Cyber Monday

 

December Pet Holidays

Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • Operation Santa Paws (December 1-24)

Non-Pet-Related Monthly Celebrations

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • National Car Donation Month
  • National Human Rights Month

Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • December 2: National Mutt Day
  • December 4: Wildlife Conservation Day
  • December 13: National Day of the Horse
  • December 14: Monkey Day
  • December 15: National Cat Herders Day

Non-Pet-Related Day Celebrations

  • December 3: National Roof Over Your Head Day
  • December 4: National Cookie Day
  • December 5: International Volunteer Day
  • December 12: Gingerbread House Day
  • December 13: National Free Shipping Day
  • December 16: Underdog Day
  • December 15: National Ugly Sweater Day
  • December 18: Hanukkah Begins
  • December 21: Winter Solstice
  • December 24: Christmas Eve
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Hanukkah Ends
  • December 26: Kwanza Begins
  • December 28: National Call a Friend Day
  • December 29: Still Need to Do Day
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve

There you have it! Our ultimate list of 2022 holidays you can use in your business marketing. And speaking of marketing, if you’re looking for some assistance with getting these holidays integrated into your marketing graphics, you’ve GOT to check out our Dox Design Marketing Bundle here. It’s your path to a #droolworthy social media presence, without spending tons of time and money to design it yourself. Fur Friends, you can learn more about it right here and see what we’ve helped other small businesses create for their holiday posts!

 

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