2018 Cat Holidays and More


Check out these 2018 Cat Holidays and lots more. There’s a day for just about everything cat. Paws also inserted some other fun holidays that we thought you’d be interested in.


January 2018 
Walk Your Pet Month
January 2
National Pet Safety Travel Day
January 14National Dress up Your Pet Day
January 22Answer your Cat’s Question Day **
January 24Change A Pet’s Life Day
February 2018
Beat the Heat Month, now Feline Fix by Five Month
National Cat Health Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Humane Society of the United States)
Pet Dental Health Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
February 2Groundhog Day
February 14Valentine's Day
February 14Pet Theft Awareness Day **
February 19President’s Day
February 20Love Your Pet Day**
February 25 - March 3National Justice for Animals Week
February 27World Spay Day (Annual campaign Humane Society International and Human Society of the US)
February 27Spay USA (last Tuesday of February)
March 2018
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
March 3If Cats Had Thumbs Day **
March 6 -12Professional Pet Sitters Week
March 18-24National Justice for Animals Week
March 20First Day of Spring
April 2018
National Heartworm Awareness Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevention to Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPC)
National Pet Month
April 11National Pet Day
April 8-14Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week (Second full week of April)
April 16-22National Pet ID Week
April 16National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
April 18Pet Owners Independence Day
April 22Earth Day
April 17-22Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness week (Third week in April) Humane Society of the US
April 17-21National Pet ID Week (Third week in April)
April 27Hairball Awareness Day (Last Friday in April)
April 28World Veterinary Day (Last Saturday in April. World Veterinary Association)
April 30Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30National Tabby Day
May 2018
Responsible Animal Guardian Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month (sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness & the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research)
Chip Your Pet Month
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
May 1-5National Air Quality Awareness Week
May 3National Specialty Abled Pets
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 6-14American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (Celebrated since 1915, always first full week of May)
May 6-14National Pet Week (American Veterinary Medical Association, first full week in May)
May 12National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (Second Saturday in May)
May 12Take Your Cat To Work Day
May 28Memorial Day
June 2018
Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association.
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA.
National Pet Preparedness MonthThis month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your cat in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.
June 4Hug Your Cat Day
June 3-9Pet Appreciation Week. (First week in June)
June 10World Pet Memorial Day (Second Saturday in June)
June 11Just One Day
June 19Animal Rights Awareness Week
June 21First Day of Summer
July 2018
National Lost Pet Prevention Month™.Learn how to keep your pets from becoming lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub
July 4Independence Day
July 15National Pet Fire Safety Day. (Sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC)
July 21National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
July 31National Mutt Day
August 2018
Art Appreciation Month
August 8International Cat Day
August 15National Check the Chip Day. (AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.”)
August 17National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 19, 2017International Homeless Animals’ Day®
August 22National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
August 28Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
August 30National Holistic Pet Day
August 26National Dog Day
September 2018
Happy Cat MonthEstablished by the CATalyst Council
National Disaster Preparedness MonthLead 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.
September 3Labor Day
September 11National Pet Memorial Day. (Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC). Second Sunday in September)
Last full week in SeptemberDeaf Pet Awareness Week. (By Petfinder.com)
September 13Pet 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 22National Deaf Pet Awareness Week
September 22First Day of Fall
September 28World Rabies Day. Sponsored by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control
October 2018
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Book Month
National Pet Wellness Month
October 4World Animal Day
October 7-12Animal Welfare Week. (AVMA) (First Full Week of October)
October 12National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 14-20National Veterinary Technician Week. (Sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America)
October 16Global Cat Day (Previously Feral Cat Day, Alley Cat Allies)
October 21Cure4Cats Day (Winn Feline Foundation)
October 29National Cat Day
October 30National Black Cat Day in the UK.
October 31Halloween
November 2018
Senior Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Pet Awareness Month
National Senior Pet Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Pet Diabetes Month
November 6Elections
November 4-10National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, sponsored by the Humane Society of the US (First full week of November)
November 17National Take a Hike Day
November 17National Black Cat Day
November 22Thanksgiving
November 23Black Friday
November 26Cyber Monday
November 27Tuesday Giving Day
December 2018
December 2-10Hanukkah
December 21First Day of Winter
December 25Christmas
December 26Kwanzaa
December 31New Year's Eve