Holidays to Celebrate With Your Dog in 2023

Dogs are the type of animals who live in the moment. They are really great at being able to celebrate the little things in life.

If you ever want to celebrate something, your dog is always right there, ready to celebrate with you.

So as if you needed any reason at all to celebrate with your dog, I created a list of dog-related holidays for 2023 in the US. You can celebrate just a day, a week, or even a whole month!

I'm pretty sure nowadays there's a holiday for everything, so it wasn't hard to fill up this list.

Every holiday listed here is either directly related to dogs such as Love Your Pet Day or holidays that any dog would love to celebrate, like Bacon Day!

I found these holidays listed all over the internet but picked out the ones that I think are actually worth celebrating and are the most dog friendly.

So get out your calendar and a pen and start marking down your favorites!


Holidays to Celebrate With Your Dog in 2023


  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Weight Loss Awareness Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 24: Change A Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Day


  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • February 2: National Sled Dog Day
  • February 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day


  • March 5-11: Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 13: K9 Veterans Day
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day


  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Pet First Aid Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • April 2-8: National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 9-15: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 17-24: National Pet ID Week
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 26: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 29: World Veterinary Day
  • April 30: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day


  • Pet Foster Care Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
  • May 7: Mayday for Mutts - spread love and acceptance for mixed breeds
  • May 7-13: National Pet Week
  • May 13: National Dog Mom Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day


  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • June 8: National Best Friends Day
  • June 13: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 23: Take Your Dog To Work Day


  • National Dog House Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 21: National Craft For Your Local Shelters Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day 


  • August 1 - DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - A day to celebrate birthdays for shelter dogs with unknown birthdays
  • August 6: National Friendship Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 15: Check the Chip Day
  • August 26: International Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Pet-Sitter Education Month
  • September 2: International Bacon Day
  • September 10: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 10: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 24-30: Deaf Pet Awareness Week
  • September 16: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 20-27: National Dog Week
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 24-30: Deaf Pet Awareness Day


  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 11: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 15-21: Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 28: National Pitbull Awareness Day


  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 5-11: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day


  • December 5: International Volunteer Day

There you have it. A ridiculous amount of reasons to celebrate with your dog! 

Leave a comment to let us know which holiday you and your dog are the most excited to celebrate! Or if there's a holiday that you think should be added to the list.