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Happy New Year! Celebrate this exciting time of year by taking a trip with your dog!

This is a time for new beginnings, new experiences and a chance to make new memories. Visit our travel pages for some great pet-friendly travel options, and bon voyage!

Our extensive list of special dog holidays features fun holidays and serious pet awareness months, weeks and days. Many of these holidays draw attention to some of the challenges in the pet world. Every holiday on the list is an opportunity to celebrate with your special pup.

January Month-Long Holidays

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

January Special Holidays

  • January 2 – National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 8 – National Labrador Retriever Day
  • January 14 – National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 24 – Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29 – National Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

February Month-Long Holidays

  • Dog Training Education Month
  • National Prevent a litter Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (“Beat the Heat” Month)

February Week-Long Holidays

  • February 7–14 – Have a Heart For Chained Dogs Week
  • February 21–27- National Justice for Animals Week

February Special Holidays

  • February 2 – Sled Dog Day
  • February 3 – National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 3 – Doggy Date Night
  • February 14 – Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 19 – National Boston Terrier Day
  • February 20 – Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22 – National Walking The Dog Day
  • February 23 – International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 23 – National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 23 – World Spay Day

March Month-Long Holidays

  • Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March Week-Long Holidays

  • March 7–13 – Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 21-27 – National Poison Prevention Week

March Special Holidays

  • National Welch Corgi Day
  • March 3 – If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13 – K-9 Veterans Day
  • March 23 – National Puppy Day

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