I think every dog mom knows there is a reason to celebrate your dog every single day. However, there are some pretty official dog-related holidays that go on throughout the year so a 2021 dog holiday calendar list is essential. Some holidays bring dog awareness for adoption, some are to celebrate your amazing pup, and some are just silly (peanut butter day anyone?) There’s always a reason to celebrate your precious dogs and these dates are just hints to give them a little something extra.

January Dog Holidays

January 2: National Pet Safety Travel Day

January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day

January 24: Peanut Butter Day

January 29: National Seeing Eye Dog Day

February Dog Holidays

February Dog Holidays

February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week

February 7: Super Puppy Bowl

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day

February 19: International Tug-of-War Day

February 20: National Love Your Pet Day

February 22: Walk Your Dog Day

February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 27: Spay Day USA/World Spay Day

February Dog Holidays

March Dog Holidays

March 3-9: Professional Pet Sitters Week

March 18-24: National Poison Prevention Week

March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day

March 13: K9 Veterans Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

February Dog Holidays

April Dog Holidays

April 11–17: National Animal Care And Control Appreciation Week

April 11–17: National Dog Bite Prevention Week

April 17–24: National Pet ID Week

April 18–24: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week

April 1: April Fools’ Day!

April 3: National Walking Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 24:  International Guide Dogs Day

April 27: World Veterinary Day

April 28: National Pet Parents Day

April 30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

February Dog Holidays

May Dog Holidays

May 2–8: Be Kind to Animals Week

May 2–8: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

May 2–8: National Pet Week

May 3–9: Puppy Mill Action Week

May 1: National Purebred Dog Day

May 2: Mayday for Mutts. First Sunday in May

May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day

May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 8: National Dog Mom’s Day

May 10: German Shepherd Day

May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

May 28: Feast Day of St. Bernard of Montjoux

May 30: International Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Day

February Dog Holidays

June Dog Holidays

June 2-8: Pet Appreciation Week

June 12 – 13: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

June 20-26: Animal Rights Awareness Week.

June 21-25: Take Your Pet to Work Week

June 1: National Pet Grooming Day

June 5: National Running Day

June 8: National Best Friends Day

June 11: World Pet Memorial Day

June 16: Father’s Day

June 21: Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 21: National Dog Party Day

June 21: Ugliest Dog Day

June 21: National Dog Party Day

June 21: National Dachshund Day

February Dog Holidays

July Dog Holidays

July 1: ID Your Pet Day

July 4: Independence Day

July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day

July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day

July 30: International Day of Friendship

July 31: National Mutt Day

August Dog Holidays

August Dog Holidays

August 2–8: International Assistance Dog Week

August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 4: Assistance Dog Day

August 5: Work Like a Dog Day

August 6: Fresh Breath Day

August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

August 15: National Check the Chip Day

August 16: St. Roch’s Day (a patron saint of the doggos)

August 21: International Homeless Animals Day

August 26: National Dog Day

August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

August Dog Holidays

September Dog Holidays

September 12–18: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

September 19–25: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week

September 19–25: National Dog Week

September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

September 11: National Hug Your Hound Day

September 11: National Pet Memorial Day

September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day

September 18: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

September 18: Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 23: Dogs in Politics Day

September 23: Remember Me Thursday

September 28: World Rabies Day

August Dog Holidays

October Dog Holidays

October 1–7: National Walk Your Dog Week

October 3–9: Animal Welfare Week

October 17–23: National Veterinary Technician Week

October 1: National Fire Pup Day

October 1: National Black Dog Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 13: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 17: National Fetch Day

October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day

October 30: National Pitbull Awareness Day

November Dog Holidays

November Dog Holidays

November 1–7: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day

November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 20: National Adoption Day

November 25: National Dog Show

December Dog Holidays

December Dog Holidays

December 2: National Mutt Day

December 17: Underdog Day

December 25: Santa Paws / Christmas Day