Pet holidays in August

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August is kind of a quiet month as the summer activities start to wind down but there’s still plenty to celebrate and/or commemorate this month, according to

Their list of special pet days includes:

August 8: International Cat Day

August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day & International Black Cat Day

August 19: Clear the Shelters Day (observed the third Saturday of August)

August 19: International Homeless Animals’ Day

August 22: National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

August 23: International Blind Dog Day

August 26: National Dog Day & World Dog Day

August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

So whether you choose to observe all of the above, or maybe just one or two, here’s hoping you and your pet have a great month!


  1. Thank you for the reminders. I always celebrate black cat day and Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.

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