Dog Holiday Calendar For Instagram

Dog Holiday Calendar For Instagram

Get organized and plan your Instagram content with this comprehensive list of dog related holidays!

Some of these holidays help us to celebrate our beloved furry friends and others help us to raise awareness about important issues that they face.

It’s a great idea to plan around holidays that are relevant to your brand on Instagram. 

This dog holiday calendar will help you optimize your Instagram post engagement and connect with others who share your interests.

When niche holiday hashtags are trending it can really help your target audience to discover your content! These holidays can also help you to find others with similar interests to connect with.

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National Train Your Dog Month

Unchain A Dog Month

Jan 2nd – National Pet Travel Safety Day

Jan 6th – National Cuddle Up Day

Jan 14th – National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Jan 24th – Change a Pet’s Life Day

Jan 29th – Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary


National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Feb 7th – 14th – Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week

Feb 14th – National Pet Theft Awareness Day

Feb 20th – National Love Your Pet Day

Feb 22nd – Walking the Dog Day

Feb 23rd – International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Last Tues in Feb – World Spay Day

Last week in Feb – National Justice for Animals Week




First week in March – National Professional Pet Sitters Week

Mar 3rd – National If Pets Had Thumbs Day

Mar 9th – National Napping Day

Mar 13th – National K9 Veterans Day

Third week in March – National Animal Poison Prevention Week

Mar 23rd – National Puppy Day

Mar 30th – National Take A Walk In The Park Day


Heartworm Awareness Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

First week in Apr – International Pooper Scooper Week

Apr 4th – World Stray Animals Day

Apr 10th – National Hug Your Dog Day

Apr 11th – National Pet Day

Starts Apr 17th – National Pet ID Week

Apr 26th – National Kids and Pets Day

Last Wed in Apr – International Guide Dog Day

Last Sun in Apr – National Pet Parents Day

Apr 30th – National Therapy Animal Day

Apr 30th – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day


Chip Your Pet Month

May 3rd – National Specially-able Pets Day

First Sun in May – MayDay For Mutts

Starts first Sun in May – National Pet Week

Week before Mother’s Day in U.S. – Puppy Mill Action Week

2nd Sat in May – National Dog Mom’s Day

May 20th – National Rescue Dog Day


Jun 8th – National Best Friends Day

Jun 9th – World Pet Memorial Day

Fri after Father’s Day – Take Your Dog to Work Day


Dog House Repair Month

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

First Sat in Jul – National Hop-A-Park Day

Jul 11th – All American Pet Photo Day

Jul 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day

Jul 31st – National Mutt Day


Aug 1st – DOGust – Universal Birthday For Shelter Dogs

Starts first Sun in Aug – International Assistance Dog Week

Aug 10th – National Spoil Your Dog Day

Third Sat in Aug – International Homeless Animals’ Day

Aug 28th – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Aug 30th – National Holistic Pet Day


National Service Dog Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

Second Sun in Sep – National Pet Memorial Day

Second Sun in Sep – National Hug Your Hound Day

Third Sat in Sep – Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Third Sat in Sep – Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Sep 23rd – National Dogs In Politics Day

Last week in Sep – Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Last week in Sep – National Dog Week 

Sep 28th – World Rabies Day 

Sep 28th – World’s Largest Pet Walk


Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Prevention Month

Oct 1st – National Black Dog Day

Oct 1st – National Fire Pup Day

Starts Oct 1st – National Walk Your Dog Week

Oct 4th – World Animal Day

Oct 22nd – National Make A Dog’s Day


Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Pet Diabetes Month

Nov 1st – National Cook For Your Pets Day

First week in Nov – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week


Week after Thanksgiving – National Pet Suffocation Awareness Week

Dec 2nd – National Mutt Day

Dec 10th – International Animal Rights Day 

Operation Santa Paws

Dog Holiday Calendar For Instagram

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Dog Holiday Calendar For Instagram
Dog Holiday Calendar For Instagram