Pet Events — August/September 2020

We have created this pet events calendar to help us stay on-top-of pet-related events throughout the year. We will post them a month in advance so you have time to plan an event of your own to coincide with the events you care about.

August 2020 Pet Events

Immunization Awareness Month — This is a people event, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, but could easily apply to pets as well. All your and your pets’ vaccinations current?

Itchy Pet Awareness Month — A Zoetis-founded event (2019) that seems likes a good idea.

8/2-8 — International Assistance Dog Week — First full week in August that begins on a Sunday — Honoring Very, Very Good Dogs and their people!

8/2-8 — Give a Dog a Bone Week

8/8 — International Cat Day

8/10 — Spoil Your Dog Day

8/15 — National Check the Chip Day — Does your pet’s microchip work properly? As important: Is the information with the chip registry up to date? You can register or re-register forever, for free at the Michelson Found Animals Registry.

8/16 — Saint Roch’s Day. Patron saint of dogs

8/16 — International Homeless Animals’ Day

8/17 — National Black Cat Appreciation Day

8/22 — National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

8/26 — International Dog Day also Women’s Equality Day. Some use this as a “birthday” for their rescued canines.

8/28 — Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

8/30 — National Holistic Pet Day

September 2020 Pet Events

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — Veterinarians and vet staff are especially at risk. Probably rescuers, too. If you or someone you know may need help please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit the website and use the chat link.

Related: 9/6-12 Suicide Awareness Week and 9/10 World Suicide Prevention Day

Catalyst Council’s Happy Cat Month — Not sure this is current

Animal Pain Awareness Month also a month for humans.

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Service Dog Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Happy Cat Month

National Pet Insurance Month

Pet Sitter Education Month

9/1 — Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

9/8 — National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

9/12 — National Iguana Awareness Day

9/13 — National Pet Memorial Day — Second Sunday in September

9/13 — National Hug Your Hound Day

9/13 — Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day

9/17 — National Pet Bird Day

9/19 — Puppy Mill Awareness Day

9/23 — Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day)

9/24 — Remember Me Thursday®

9/20-26 — National Deaf Dog Awareness Week — Last full week of September starting with a Sunday. May be “Deaf Pet Awareness Week.”

9/21-27 — National Dog Week

9/21-27 — Adopt a Less-Adoptable Week — Sponsored by PetFinder

9/22 — National Elephant Appreciation Day

9/27-10/3 — Sea Otter Awareness Week

9/28 — World Rabies Day

This calendar is assembled from what we believe are reliable sources. However, some of this information is suspect, especially for events lacking a formal sponsor. Our research has discovered that events sometimes move around the calendar from year-to-year. Nevertheless, for our planning purposes, this is the “official” KSCO Pet Radio Calendar of Pet Events.

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