Walking Doggies

A lifestyle magazine celebrating the dogs we love

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CELEBRATE

CELEBRATE YOUR DOG FROM JULY – SEPTEMBER: SPEND SOME OUTDOOR TIME WITH YOUR DOG


The summer season is filled with dog-related holidays, and plenty of opportunities to celebrate! Take a day trip with your dog, explore a new trail, and enjoy the bonding experience.

For some great gift ideas to celebrate the summer holiday season with your dog, visit our dog gear pages.

Each month gives us opportunities to celebrate and appreciate the pets in our lives. Don’t wait until the end of the year to shower your dog with the love and attention he or she deserves all year long.

July Month-Long Holidays

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

July Week-Long Holidays

  • July 27 – August 3 – National Feed a Rescue Pet Week

July Special Holidays

  • July 1 – ID Your Pet 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 26 – National Dog Photography Day (UK holiday)
  • July 31 – National Mutt Day

August Month-Long Holidays

  • Rawgust (celebrating raw feeding for pets)

August Week-Long Holidays

  • August 1–7 – International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 10–16 – Give a Dog a Bone Week

August Special Holidays

  • August 1 – DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 4 – Assistance Dog Day
  • August 5 – Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 10 – Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 10 – Snoopy’s Birthday – Peanuts Worldwide celebrates Snoopy’s birthday.
  • August 15 – National Check the Chip Day
  • August 16 – St. Roch’s Day (a patron saint of dogs)
  • August 21 – International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 23 – International Blind Dog Day
  • August 26 – National Dog Day
  • August 28 – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 30 – National Holistic Pet Day

September Month-Long Holidays

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

September Week-Long Holidays

  • September 12–18 – Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week
  • September 20–26 – National Dog Week
  • September 20–26 – Deaf Pet Awareness Week

September Special Holidays

  • September 1 – Boykin Spaniel Day
  • September 8 – National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 12 – National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 12 – National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 13 – Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day
  • September 13 – Scooby-Doo Day – Scooby made his debut on this day in 1969
  • September 18 – Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 18 – AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 22 – National Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Day – Honoring dogs in who are in wheelchairs and have mobility challenges.
  • September 23 – Dogs in Politics Day (Checkers Day)
  • September 23 – Remember Me Thursday® – A reminder of the importance of pet adoption.
  • September 25 – World’s Largest Pet Walk
  • September 25 – Old Yeller Day
  • September 28 – World Rabies Day

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