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Upcoming Pet Holidays For The Month Of October

29/09/2022 | Sandra Dunkins

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Did you know millions of pets all over America associate the month of October with something special? No, it's not Halloween candy or getting your pet ready with a holiday costume and custom dog collar; but it's the prospect of a better life. October month celebrates not one but two special pet events: National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month which raises awareness of the numerous canines in shelters and rescues worldwide that are available for adoption and are looking for their forever homes.

However, October also features a few more interesting pet holidays. Well! Before learning about the national pet days and their significance, let's first learn about the holidays.

What are the National Pet Days?

National Pet Days highlight the importance of pets in people's lives and acknowledge the joy they bring. A study found that owning a pet had many health advantages, such as improved mental health and decreased stress. And the goal of this event is to celebrate the unwavering affection that animals have for us. Examples: National Pet Day- April 11, National Dog Day- August 26, National Pet Bird Day- September 17, and many more.

October Pet Holidays

Even though you don't need any special occasion to pamper your pets, be prepared to do so on the following October 2022 pet holidays list.

Month Long Observances:

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month:

    If you are willing to open your house and heart to a dog, please consider adopting it immediately. Many gorgeous, lovable animals are at the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City, ready to meet you.

  • Adopt a Dog Month:

    Since 1981, American Humane Association has observed Adopt-a-Dog Month in October to assist the estimated 3–4 million dogs awaiting a loving, permanent home each year.

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month:

    Created first by the PALS Foundation, this month reminds the responsibilities of owning pets and other animals. It also promotes awareness and offers advice about how to deal with emergencies and illnesses.

  • National Pet Wellness Month:

    Instituted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to raise awareness of the best practices in animal care, such as wellness exams and immunizations.

  • National Pitbull Awareness Month:

    Many people are frightened of Pit Bulls and being around them. This month, myths concerning the Pit Bull variety are debunked, and the adoption of Pit Bulls is promoted.

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Week-long Observances:

  • Oct. 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week-

    This is an excellent occasion to remind dog owners how important exercise is to their dog's health. So it's time to prepare those adorable shoes for your puppy's paws for this week.

  • Oct. 3-9: Animal Welfare Week-

    This week spreads awareness of the virtues of justice, compassion, and respect for all animals, including domestic, pets, wild animals, farm animals, and laboratory animals.

  • Oct. 16-22: National Veterinary Technician Week- 

    It is celebrated to recognize the veterinary technicians' contributions to preserving animal health and welfare.

Special Days/ Holidays

  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day- 

    This day celebrates the long-standing canine firefighters who serve in fire departments all around the country.

  • October 1: National Black Dog Day-

    This dog day encourages people to adopt black dogs that often get left behind in shelters.

  • October 1: Poodle Day-

    Poodle enthusiasts and owners come together for a fun-filled day at this yearly event in Carmel, California.

  • October 4: World Animal Day-

    This day raises the status of animals and acts as an imperium to make the world a better place for all animals.

  • October 12: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day- 

    Increases public awareness of the health hazards associated with pet obesity and ensures that your pets live long, happy lives by monitoring their weight.

  • October 15: National Fetch Day-

    A chance for dogs and their parents to go outside and develop enduring relationships through one of the oldest dog activities: a straightforward game of fetch.

  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day (aka Global Cat Day) -

    A day to honor cats of all varieties, regardless of where they reside.

  • October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day-

    Promotes awareness of the therapeutic, emotional support, and companionship benefits pets can offer veterans.

  • October 22: Make a Dog's Day-

    Make the most of this day by ensuring the dogs nearby have a good time. So, why not dress them with those new-style dog collars and flaunt them?

  • October 27: National Black Cat Day-

    Promotes the beauty of black cats and helps people realize that they should be cared for and adopted.

  • October 29: National Cat Day-

    Cats make wonderful pets. Giving your feline buddies little extra care on this day is just purr-fect.

  • October 29: National Pit Bull Awareness Day-

    An excellent chance to learn about pit bull terriers and how loving, amazing companions they can be.

Please read our dog and cat holidays calendar and add it to your favorites, so you don't forget to honor your adorable pet or discover something new about them at these special times. It's time to celebrate and give your pets a little more love this October. Put a cute puppy collar on them, or give them a pleasant surprise. If not, give the animals some cool accessories. Why not browse some cool pet accessories online at CurliTail?

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