12 Months of Animal Talent Holidays

12 Months of Pet Holidays To Help You Plan and Create Content!

 

Pets on Q is a leading digital media company specializing in animal influencer marketing that creates engaging content and celebrates pets, pet influencers, their owners, and the brands that want to connect with them.

 

Our pack advisors have curated a list of all the holidays from every month of 2022 to help inspire amazing pet-centric content creation. For all the animal talent out there, use this guide as a tool to help inspire content that will help your pet Instagram account stand out and always be relevant.

 

If you’re the owner of a pet-centric brand, add some holiday cheer to your content and make this list a part of your larger marketing strategy for maximum impact and awareness! Social media managers, look no further, this is the only holiday list you need this year.

 

Pets on Q also helps brands and marketing pros find the best animal talent to hire for their social media marketing campaigns. If you are looking to hire an animal influencer, Pets on Q is a one-stop-shop! Please reach out to our sales team today to book a demo and find out all about our one-of-a-kind booking platform where you can browse and book animal influencer talent 24/7on PetsonQ.net.

 

To see all the holidays of 2022, simply read on! We’ve specifically chosen these holidays to help you and your team create more pet-centric content using a wide variety of themes, so check back and bookmark the page to refer to it before every new month. And don’t forget to tag @petsonq in your content for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! Happy content curation!

 

JANUARY 2022

Observances for the month or week

Walk Your Pet Month

National Train Your Dog Month

January 22-26: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Daily Holidays

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day

January 5: National Bird Day

January 8: Bubble Bath Day

January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19: National Popcorn Day

January 21: National Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

January 23: National Pie Day

January 28: National Fun at Work Day

FEBRUARY 2022

Observances for the month or week

Pet Dental Health Month

Dog Training Education Month

National Cat Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

February 7-14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week

February 20-26: National Justice for Animals Week

Daily Holidays

February 1: Chinese New Year

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

February 3: Annual Doggie Date Night

February 9: National Pizza Day

February 12: Lincoln’s Birthday

February 13: Superbowl Sunday

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 18: National Drink Wine Day

February 19: International Tug-of-War Day

February 20: National Love Your Pet Day

February 21: President’s Day

February 22: Washington’s Birthday

February 22: World Spay Day

February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day

 

 

MARCH 2022

Observances for the month or week

March 7-13: Professional Pet Sitters Week

March 20-26: National Animal Poison Prevention Week

Daily Holidays

March 1: Horse Protection Day

March 1: Mardi Gras

March 2: Ash Wednesday

March 3: World Wildlife Day

March 4: Employee Appreciation Day

March 5: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Raise begins

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: Holi

March 22: World Water Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 28: Respect Your Cat Day

March 30: Manatee Appreciation Day

March 30: National Doctor’s Day

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day

 

APRIL 2022

Observances for the month or week

Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Active Dog Month

April 10-16: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week

April 10-16: National Dog Bite Prevention Week

April 17-23: National Pet ID Week

April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week

April 24-30: National Scoop the Poop Week

 

Daily Holidays

April 1: April Fool’s Day

April 2: Ramadan Begins

April 4: World Stray Animals Day

April 4: World Rat Day

April 6: National Siamese Cat Day

April 7: National Beer Day

April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 10: National Siblings Day

April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 12: World Hamster Day

April 15: Passover begins

April 17: Easter

April 18: Tax Day

April 19: National Cat Lady Day

April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: Passover ends

April 24: National Pet Parents Day

April 25: World Penguin Day

April 27: International Guide Dog Day

April 29: Arbor Day

April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

April 30: World Veterinary Day

April 30: National Tabby Day

 

 

MAY 2022

Observances for the month or week

National Pet Month

Chip Your Pet Month

May 1-7: Puppy Mill Action Week

May 1-7: National Pet Week

May 1-7: American Humane Be Kind to Animals Week

May 3-9: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week

Daily Holidays

May 1: May Day

May 1: National Purebred Dog Day

May 1: Mayday for Mutts

May 3: Ramadan ends

May 3: National Teacher Day

May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day

May 4: Bird Day

May 4: Star Wars Day

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 6: National Nurses Day

May 7: Kentucky Derby

May 8: Mother’s Day

May 14: National Dog Mom Day

May 14: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

May 20: World Bee Day

May 21: Armed Forces Day

May 21: World Dog Day

May 23: World Turtle Day

May 25: National Wine Day

May 28: National Burger Day

May 30: Memorial Day

 

JUNE 2022

Observances for the month or week

National Adopt a Cat Month

National Microchipping Month

National Foster a Pet Month

June 5-11: Pet Appreciation Week

June 12-18: Animal Rights Awareness Week

Daily Holidays

June 3: National Donut Day

June 4: Hug Your Cat Day

June 4: International Corgi Day

June 8: National Best Friends Day

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 14: Flag Day

June 14: World Pet Memorial Day

June 19: Juneteenth

June 19: Father’s Day

June 20: Take Your Cat To Work Day

June 21: Summer Solstice

June 21: World Music Day

June 21: National Selfie Day

June 21: International Yoga Day

June 24: Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 27: National Sunglasses Day

June 29: World Day against the abandonment of domestic animals

 

 

JULY 2022

Observances for the month or week

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

 

Daily Holidays

July 1: National ID Your Pet Day

July 2: World UFO Day

July 4: Independence Day

July 6: International Kissing Day

July 7: World Chocolate Day

July 10: National Kitten Day

July 11: All American Pet Photo Day

July 12: Cow Appreciation Day

July 13: National French Fry Day

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 16: World Snake Day

July 17: National Ice Cream Day

July 18: Nelson Mandela Day

July 20: National Hot Dog Day

July 24: National Parents Day

July 26: National Dog Photography Day

July 30: International Friendship Day

July 31: National Mutt Day

 

AUGUST 2022

Observances for the month or week

National Immunization Awareness Month

August 7-13: International Assistance Dog Week

Daily Holidays

August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 4: Assistance Dog Day

August 5: Work Like a Dog Day

August 7: Friendship Day

August 8: International Cat Day

August 9: Book Lovers Day

August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

August 10: World Lion Day

August 15: National Check the Chip Day

August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17: International Non-Profit Day

August 19: World Photography Day

August 20: Clear the Shelters Day

August 20: International Homeless Animals’ Day

August 22: National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

August 23: International Blind Dog Day

August 24: National Waffle Day

August 26: National Dog Day

August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

SEPTEMBER 2022

Observances for the month or week

Happy Healthy Cat Month

National Service Dog Month

National Pet Memorial Month

September 18-24: National Dog Week

September 18-24: National Deaf Pet Awareness Week

 

Daily Holidays

September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

September 3: International Bacon Day

September 5: Labor Day

September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

September 10: Suicide Prevention Day

September 11: Remembrance of the victims of 9/11

September 11: National Pet Memorial Day

September 11: National Hug Your Hound Day

September 11: Grandparent’s Day

September 17: Batman Day

September 17: National Pet Bird Day

September 18: National Cheeseburger Day

September 20: Love Your Pet Day

September 22: World Rhino Day

September 25: Rosh Hashanah begins

September 25: National Daughter’s Day

September 27: Rosh Hashanah ends

September 26: National Pancake Day

September 28: National Sons Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

 

OCTOBER 2022

Observances for the month or week

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Pet Wellness Month

October 2-8: National Walk Your Dog Week

October 2-8: Animal Welfare Week

 

Daily Holidays

October 1: National Walk Your Dog Day

October 1: National Black Dog Day

October 4: World Animal Day

October 4: World Pet Day

October 4: Yom Kippur begins

October 5: Yom Kippur ends

October 5: World Teachers Day

October 7: World Smile Day

October 10: Indigenous People Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 12: National Farmers Day

October 14: World Egg Day

October 15: National Fetch Day

October 15: National Pug Day

October 16: Global Cat Day

October 21: National Reptile Awareness Day

October 24: Diwali

October 27: National Black Cat Day

October 28: National Chocolate Day

October 29: National Pitbull Awareness Day

October 29: National Cat Day

October 31: Halloween

 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Observances for the month or week

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Senior Pet Month

National Adoption Month

November 6-12: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

 

Daily Holidays

November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day

November 6: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 5: National Redheads Day

November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 8: Election Day

November 11: Veterans Day

November 13: World Kindness Day

November 14: National Pickle Day

November 17: National Take A Hike Day

November 19: National Adoption Day

November 24: National Dog Show

November 24: Thanksgiving

November 25: Black Friday

November 26: Small Business Saturday

November 28: Cyber Monday

November 29: Giving Tuesday

 

DECEMBER 2022

Observances for the month or week

National Cat Lovers’ Month

 

Daily Holidays

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 2: National Mutt Day

December 4: National Cookie Day

December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 9: Int’l Day of Veterinary Medicine

December 10: Human Rights Day

December 11: International Mountain Day

December 13: National Day Of The Horse

December 18: Hanukkah begins

December 21: Winter Solstice

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day

December 26: Boxing Day

December 26: Hanukkah ends

December 26: Kwanzaa begins

December 31: New Year’s Eve

 

November Holidays to inspire all kinds of amazing content!

November Holidays to inspire all kinds of amazing content!

 

November is here and that means that the holiday season is in full swing! Pumpkin spice everything, changing leaves, colder weather and TONS of amazing content!

 

For us at Pets on Q this time of year is historically the busiest time in the world of influencer marketing!

 

 

There are tons of brands looking to book animal talent, and we have thousands of talented influencers on our roster. So, please reach out to us if you are looking to hire an animal to promote your product or service, or to learn about our amazing all-in-one booking platform.

 

November is also National Senior Pet Month

November is also National Senior Pet Month and that means it is a great time to consider adopting a senior pet! Senior pets are often the hardest for shelters and rescues to find homes. They have higher euthanasia rates, and many are simply overlooked. However, they can make wonderful companions for the right person or family.

Here are some reasons why a senior pet might be right for you:

 

  • They have likely outgrown their “toddler energy” and have mellowed out considerably

 

  • They are usually already trained for the basics such as house training so they can be easier to integrate into your lifestyle

 

  • They do not require the extra attention that a puppy or kitten might need

 

  • They are older and wiser and likely very grateful to have a warm and safe place to be

 

As with all pets, an adjustment period should be expected anytime they are introduced to a new environment or living situation.

 

November is a great month to reflect on all the wonderful things in our lives that we are thankful for. It has been another doozie of a year for most of us but focusing on thankfulness and gratitude can be very helpful in keeping your outlook positive.

 

This month there are tons of holidays to inspire your content creation! From Diwali to World Kindness Day to National Pickle Day and Thanksgiving, there is no shortage of inspiration.

 

HOLIDAY GUIDE

 

October is here! Get inspired by all the spook-tastic holiday fun!

 

We are so happy that it is finally October, we love this time of year! We hope that you are inspired to capture some really amazing content this season with your pets.  Remember, not all pets like being in costume, so be sure to pay attention to your animal for signs of stress and reward them generously! October is National Pet Wellness Month! So, it’s a great time to take a step back, evaluate your current situation and make whatever changes are necessary to promote optimal heal and wellness for your pets.

 

 

Our pets seemingly love us more than they love themselves, but unfortunately, they typically age faster than us. It’s very sad to watch your beloved pet age before your eyes, and it can often feel like there is nothing you can do to slow the process. However, if you focus on the best, possible, overall health and wellness for your pets, you can elongate your quality time together.

 

VISIT THE VET REGULARLY

Because pets age more quickly than we do, changes in their health can occur and escalate very quickly. The best way to keep your pets free from illness is to make routine wellness appointments. These visits will help your veterinarian:

 

  • Keep your pets’ health and wellness on the right track.

 

  • Diagnose and treat any illnesses.

 

  • Administer species-specific vaccinations for disease prevention and protection.

 

  • Address potentially threatening health issues before they become a big problem.

 

KEEP YOUR PET A HEALTHY WEIGHT

Statistically, more than half of the dogs and cats in America are overweight or obese. Overweight animals run the risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, digestive issues, liver problems, heat intolerance and other health complications. Keep your pets in a healthy weight range by:

 

  • Feeding them a diet with wholesome ingredients and balanced nutrition tailored to their age group.

 

  • Giving them treats sparingly; treats are full of excess calories and fat.

 

  • Not feeding them table scraps.

 

  • Setting aside time for them to get adequate exercise.

 

 

GET YOUR PET’S TEETH CLEANED 

 

Dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans! Without regular dental care, your pets are at risk of developing all kinds of painful (and expensive) periodontal disease. This can lead to pain, tooth loss and internal organ damage if left untreated. Proper dental care can add YEARS to your pets’ lives!

 

  • Routine dental exams help vets find and treat dental issues before they become irreversible.

 

  • At-home dental care consists of daily brushing. You can also complement brushing with a special diet, water additives or sealants.

SOCIALIZE AND EXERCISE YOUR PETS REGULARLY

 

A socialized and exercised pet is a HAPPY pet! Get to know your pet’s personality and breed specifics and do your best to engage them daily in activities that nurture their development

 

  • Daily walks and exercise are a must for even the laziest couch-dogs

 

  • Find local dog parks where your buddy can find friends and run and play

 

  • Buy toys that your pet LOVES and make it a point to play together every day

 

  • If your pet is an indoor pet, make sure their indoor environment is enriched with toys and things to engage them and keep their interest

 

 

October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and this is a time near and dear to our hearts, personally.  Both Colleen and I have adopted shelter dogs and it changed our lives for the better! The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) sponsors and promotes Adopt a Shelter Dog Month every October, while the American Humane Society has celebrated a month-long October campaign encouraging the adoption of shelter dogs since 1981. Please join us in honoring Adopt a Shelter Dog Month by doing any of the following:

 

  • Adopt a shelter dog

 

  • Share the story of your shelter dog’s adoption with others to raise awareness

 

  • Volunteer at a local shelter

 

  • Donate money or pet food or items to a local shelter

 

These are just a couple of examples of ways you can make a difference this October for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

 

This year we hope you have an incredible October, and remember, it’s not only about Halloween! There are plenty of other holidays to inspire creative content creation including National Black Dog Day, National Taco Day and National Fetch Day, to name a few! It is our favorite month in my home, and we hope you and yours have a wonderful time and remember to tag @petsonQ whenever you post great animal content on your social media accounts!

 

Here are the holidays coming up in October:

 

September is here, and so are more great pet holidays!

 

September is upon us, and we cannot wait for all the content chock full of changing leaves and cooler weather! At Pets on Q we have been very lucky and stayed busy as the world has tried to get back to normal and everyone has gone back to school and work. We love to see the content you create, so please keep tagging us!

 

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September is National Service Dog Month and we think service dogs should get ALL the praise (and all the treats)! According to American Humane, service dogs are specially trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. They can be trained to retrieve objects, assist with balance, give seizure or diabetic alerts, or assist those with psychiatric disabilities. They also serve our nation’s wounded warriors suffering from conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Service dogs provide companionship while inspiring confidence and they live to serve and assist their handlers. With the help of a service dog, humans can better manage disabilities and live fuller lives. Be sure to post about any service dogs in your life in September, and please tag @PetsonQ for your chance to be featured on our page!

 

September is also super-exciting at Pets on Q for another reason – September 19 th – 25 th is Deaf Pet Awareness Week!  Our own PoQ resident dog in charge, mascot if you will, CHARLIE @deafdal is totally deaf (obviously, lol) and totally AMAZING!  Charlie is a continued source of love, laughter, fun and inspiration for all who know him.  He doesn’t let being deaf hold him back in any way. Pets on Q is really here BECAUSE of Charlie, to be honest, he is the reason everything started, and he is where Colleen continues to draw her energy and passion from. Charlie was a certified therapy dog, is a trained set-dog, gorgeous canine model and creator of shenanigans and lots of doggy kisses. THANK YOU, for being you, Charles, you are truly one in a million!

There are lots of other amazing holidays in September including Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, National Cheeseburger Day and World Rhino Day, to name a few. Use our holiday guide as inspiration for your content planning and tag us when you post so we can see all the incredible content you come up with!

 

 

Liven up your content with these inspiring August holidays!

Summer is in full force and many influencers are enjoying wonderful engagement with their followers.  Wherever you are, and whatever the current status is on things being open (or not) and masks being required (or not), here at Pets on Q we want to wish you a
safe, healthy and happy summer!

 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and that means it’s a great time to double check and make sure that you and your loved ones (human and animal alike) are up to date with vaccinations. We understand that vaccines may be a hot-
button issue at the moment, and we certainly respect everyone’s freedom of choice, but regardless of your stance it is an important subject to be well-versed on.

 

NIAM was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to raise awareness of the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages.  It educates us about immunizations that protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. But vaccinations are not just for people, your animal (whether furry, scaly or feathery) may need vaccinations as well.  Be sure to check with your vet so you can stay up to date on any
recommended vaccinations for your pets in order to keep them as safe and healthy as possible. Many need to be updated each year, so it’s never too early to check!

In August we also honor the amazing, hardworking assistance dogs of the world (and their trainers) by celebrating International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) from August 2nd to August 8th. Assistance dogs take their dedication to their humans even further than usual by helping them navigate their daily lives, assisting with various tasks, providing companionship, love and constant vigilance.

 

Many humans literally could not live comfortably and independently without their Assistance dogs. If you or someone you know has an Assistance dog, send them some extra love this week and show them you care! Be sure to get some great photos and tag us when you post them 🙂

 

 

August is a spectacular month to capture incredible content with your pet to use on your social media pages.  No matter what kind of pet you have (or even if you don’t have one) there are plenty of days that could be very fun to celebrate! From World Lion, Elephant and Lizard Day on the 10th, to Black Cat Appreciation Day on the 17th, to National Dog Day on the 26th there are tons to choose from. I know that I, for one, am definitely going to be busting out my meditation pyramid to capture some fun content and celebrate National Holistic Pet Day with my pets on the 30th

 

Remember to always make sure your pet is safe, secure, and rewarded for their time in front of the camera! Be sure to tag @petsonQ in any of the amazing photos or videos you create, and be sure to check out the Pets on Q IG and Community for the latest challenges that you can be a part of!