September Pet Calendar At A Glance
Celebrate these holidays with your pets. Take some of the more “human-centric” holidays and see if you can spin them into a way to celebrate with your pets. Share your creativity with us on our Facebook page!
Share your holiday story with us. If you’re a blogger, contact us (and please put Pet Calendar in the subject line) if you have a pet holiday story you would like us to link to. We have added a few quirky holidays (where you see “Story Idea” below) to give you some ideas.
National Disaster Preparedness Month. Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Visit Ready.gov and CitizenCorps.gov
Weekly & Daily Holidays
Sept. 11: National Pet Memorial Day. Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC). Second Sunday in September
Last full week in September: National Dog Week
September 11 (second Sunday in September): National Hug Your Hound Day
September 13: Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day. A day dedicated to the issue of pet birth defects including information on identification, prevention and treatment. Sponsored by the MBJungle Foundation
September 18-24: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Last full week in September
September 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
September 23: Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day). Recognizing the dogs of politicians
September 28: World Rabies Day. Sponsored by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control