Holidays to celebrate with your dog in 2022

Holidays to Celebrate With Your Dog in 2022

Dogs are the type of animals who live in the moment. They are really great at being able to celebrate the little things in life.

If you ever want to celebrate something, your dog is always right there, ready to celebrate with you.

So as if you needed any reason at all to celebrate with your dog, I created a list of dog-related holidays for 2022 in the US. You can celebrate just a day, a week, or even a whole month!

I'm pretty sure nowadays there's a holiday for everything, so it wasn't hard to fill up this list.

Every holiday listed here is either directly related to dogs such as Love Your Pet Day or holidays that any dog would love to celebrate, like Bacon Day! Which is December 30 by the way.

I found these holidays listed all over the internet but picked out the ones that I think are actually worth celebrating and are the most dog friendly.

So get out your calendar and a pen and start marking down your favorites!


Holidays to Celebrate With Your Dog in 2022


  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Weight Loss Awareness Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary


  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • February 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day


  • March 6-12: Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 13: K9 Veterans Day
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day


  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Pet First Aid Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • April 1-7: National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 10-16: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 17-24: National Pet ID Week
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 25: World Veterinary Day
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 26: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 29: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day


  • National Pet Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • May 1-7: National Pet Week
  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 3: Mayday for Mutts
  • May 7: National Dog Mom Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day


  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • June 8: National Best Friends Day
  • June 9: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 26: Take Your Dog To Work Day


  • National Dog House Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 21: National Craft For Your Local Shelters Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day 


  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • August 1 - DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - A day to celebrate birthdays for shelter dogs with unknown birthdays
  • August 2: National Friendship Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 15: Check the Chip Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Pet-Sitter Education Month
  • September 13: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 13: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 18-24: Deaf Pet Awareness Week 
  • September 19: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 19: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 20-27: National Dog Week
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day


  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 1-6: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 4: World Pet Day
  • October 14: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 16-22: Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 27: National Pitbull Awareness Day


  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 6-12: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day


  • December 5: International Volunteer Day
  • December 30: Bacon Day

There you have it. A ridiculous amount of reasons to celebrate with your dog! 

Leave a comment to let us know which holiday you and your dog are the most excited to celebrate! Or if there's a holiday that you think should be added to the list.

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