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

 

Summer is in full swing and at Pets on Q we can’t wait to see your content!

July for most Americans means Summer Vacations and 4th of July Fireworks, this year it may still look a little different, but hopefully everyone can find the time to safely enjoy some fireworks, sunshine, warm weather and relaxation.

 

 

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month, and there is almost nothing worse than becoming separated from a pet! Whether your pet is an escape artist, or simply jumped the fence, here are some tips and tricks to help all pet owners when dealing with this difficult subject:

 

Training – A confident pet is a safe pet! Train your pet to come when called and to be confident in you as their owner. A well-trained pet that maybe a little fearful will turn to its owner it trusts in time of support.

 

Microchip – Microchip your pet as soon as they join your family, it is one of the easiest things that can make the biggest impact.

 

ID – Have your pet wear a collar with an ID tag that contains their name and any other applicable information such as contact info, allergies, disabilities, etc…

 

Exercise – Make sure your pet gets plenty of regular exercise every day, depending on their breed and needs. A well exercised pet is less likely to be destructive and it helps with anxiety.

 

Cats inside – Keep cats indoors as much as you can this month, it is much safer for them.

 

It goes without saying that some pets are a bit more reactive than others.  If your pet is prone to anxiety or afraid of loud noises, you need to be aware and take some extra precautions, especially in July.  In fact, July 5th is typically one of the busiest days a year for shelters due to pets going missing because of fear of fireworks.   Here are some additional things you can do if your pet is afraid of loud noises and fireworks:

 

Training – Second mention of this but if you have an anxious or highly reactive pet, TRAINING is the best thing for your dog’s mental state. A good trainer or behaviorist can help divert their attention to a positive experience. Over time other methods and medication will not be needed in most cases.

 

Crate – Provide a safe space like a crate that they can retreat to when needed to help them feel more secure.

 

Pressure – Pressure wraps, for some animals they can help your pet feel calmer.

 

White Noise – A white noise machine or even a fan can help keep the mood calm by helping to cancel out the outside noises.

 

Natural remedies – There are all kinds of calming sprays, oils, herbs and supplements on the market. Talk to your vet about what would work best for your pet.

 

Medication – If nothing seems to work, talk to your vet about medications they can prescribe to help your pet stay calm and balanced.

 

 

July is also National Pet Hydration Month, designated to remind us about the dangers of dehydration and over hydration during the warmer months. Make sure you always have clean, fresh water available for your pets. A clean water bowl is essential, and some pets even prefer to have moved water in the form of a pet fountain. Know your pets and their drinking and bathroom habits.  If something changes, take notice.  Changes in the amount of water consumption and urination are a big indicator of a larger problem, so always be aware!

 

As things heat up and Summer continues, we know that lots of people go on vacations, head into nature and even hit the beach! That means there are tons of opportunities to capture amazing content with your pets! With holidays like National Mutt Day and National French Fry Day we cannot wait to see what you come up with, so please remember to tag @petsonq for your chance to be featured!

 

 

May is almost here and now is the perfect time to start planning your content calendar ahead of time!

May is National Pet Month! That means that you have all the more reason to sing the praises of your pet(s) and let everyone know how they have personally impacted your life for the better. There are so many ways to celebrate, here are just a few ideas:

 

  • You can use this as an opportunity to engage with your audience on a very personal level and share real stories of how you got your animals, what they mean to you, and how you interact every day.

 

  • You can promote responsible pet ownership by encouraging people to get their animals spayed/neutered and microchipped.

 

  • You can support local fosters and shelters in your community by donating time or money.

 

  • You can encourage people to foster or rescue a furever friend of their own.

 

  • You can spend lots of time pampering your fur babies and showing them how much you love them.

 

May is also National Chip Your Pet Month, and we definitely encourage anyone who hasn’t already to please microchip your pets!  Microchips are one of the most effective ways to ensure that you will be reunited with your pet should they ever get lost.  Veterinary clinics (and sometimes local animal shelters) offer microchipping services, typically for under $50, and it is generally a pain-free process for your pet. Please ask your veterinarian if you have any questions and help us spread the word about microchipping!

 

There are lots of fun and interesting holidays in May that can help make your social media posts POP! Now is a great time to start planning out your posts and getting super creative. Don’t worry if planning your posts ahead of time seems too overwhelming, there are plenty of apps out there that can help. Do a little research and find one that fits you best and give it a shot!  As with most things, a little time, effort and planning can go a LONG way with your social media presence.

 

Here at Pets on Q we love to see all the amazing content you put together, so please remember to tag us for your chance to be featured!

 

Pet Stars releasing April 30th!

We are so pleased to finally be able to share the news that Colleen, Melissa, Pets on Q and a slew of amazing animals and brands are all going to be featured in the new reality series Pet Stars, premiering on Netflix on April 30th, 2021!  The trailer officially airs next week! If you search for “Pet Stars” on your Netflix account, you can see a preview now.

 

NETFLIX – “Follow the ladies behind talent management Pets on Q, Melissa and Colleen, as they work with the biggest animal influencers on social media. This pair handles Hollywood’s cutest, most high-maintenance animal clients — top hats, treats and poop to boot. Their mission centers around making the world a better place, one animal at a time, and throughout the episodes, viewers not only get to see how they run their business securing partnerships for pets, but also how they work with rescues to highlight animals in need of a better life! Whether it’s a business opportunity or a life-changing new home, their first love (and priority) are the animals.”

 

Colleen, Melissa and Charlie the rescued pig from saving animals healing hearts sanctuary

It has been a long time coming, and many people have asked us just how we got here, and what our plans are for the future. To be honest, it seems as though hard work has met with luck and opportunity in our case, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

 

So here we are, the show premiere is less than a month away and we are working hard to make sure that both the business, and we as individuals, are prepared.  We aren’t entirely sure just what to prepare for, to be honest, but we are very excited to find out! As we look towards the future of Pets on Q, we are very excited to see what comes next. Our love for animals and the idea of making the world a better place, one animal at a time, is always first and foremost and we cannot wait to share it with all of you!

 

Please join us next week on the Pets on Q Instagram page as Colleen and I get together to do a LIVE broadcast and watch Netflix’s official Pet Stars trailer when it debuts on YouTube!  Then stay tuned for a live Q and A right afterwards! Comment below with questions for us to answer in the live!

 

Follow along with upcoming press on the show HERE

 

You won’t want to miss it!

Spring Has Sprung and April is right around the corner, get your content planned!

April is quickly approaching, so now is the time to keep planning your spring-themed content and campaigns. It’s always good to be ahead of the game, so be sure you know everything you have coming up.

 

Here at Pets on Q we want influencers to be prepared, and we are here to help every step of the way for the most successful social media campaigns possible! If you need assistance with a campaign, or with a brand that has reached out to you directly, please email Danielle Motley at danielle@petsonQ.com and she will take great care of you.

 

@Fozzcook is ready for Spring

 

April is Heartworm Awareness month and according to the American Heartworm Society more than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworms, but heartworm disease is highly preventable. Heartworm disease is not contagious, meaning that a dog cannot catch the disease from being near an infected dog. Heartworm disease is only spread through the bite of a mosquito. Cats can also get heartworms, so it’s important to feed all your pets a healthy diet and get them regular checkups with your Vet. The best treatment is prevention, and there are many products available that are FDA-approved to prevent heartworms. If you are concerned that your pet may be infected, its imperative that you receive the proper care right away.

 

 

Parasitic Heartworm cycle

April is also host to National Pet ID week from the 17th to the 23rd. This observance is to remind all pet owners out there to make sure every single one of their pets has the proper identification. It is estimated that one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. According to the ASPCA, “Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners.” This means that many pets go unclaimed and unfound because they were lacking in the proper ID. Please make sure all your pets have collars, tags and microchips with up-to-date information. There are many national pet registries for pet microchips, do a search online or ask your Vet for a recommendation.

 

A cat gets scanned by a microchip detector

 

April is another month chock full of potential. From Earth Day to National Pet Day to Easter, there are lots of opportunities to inspire creativity. Try to challenge yourself to think outside the box and do something different. We cannot wait to see what you come up with, so please remember to always tag @PetsonQ in your content for your own chance to be featured! Have a great month!