As pet owners we look for any excuse to celebrate our beloved furbabies. If possible, we’d be more than happy to celebrate them every day.
The number of pet related holidays nowadays is so astounding that you may have missed some of them. Or, it’s possible that you don’t even know about them at all.
Don’t worry though, we have compiled a list of some of the best pet and dog holidays you can celebrate this month. Check them out.
Pet Holidays in July 2022
July 4th is one of the scariest holidays for our pets. All the loud fireworks create an uneasy feeling, and sometimes anxiety for our pets.
Fortunately, there are also a lot of pet holidays in July to make up for this.
National Lost Pet Prevention Month
American Humane estimates that around 10 million pets are lost each year. Many of which end up in shelters and never find their way home again.
Lost Pet Prevention Month lasts all throughout July as a way to raise awareness about lost pets and what we can do to prevent our pets getting lost in the first place.
You can prevent your pets from getting lost by:
- Keeping them inside during storms and fireworks.
- Making sure your home is fully pet-proof.
- Ensuring your yard is fully enclosed.
- Keeping them on a leash when outside your home.
You should also microchip them, register them with your local authorities, and get them a personalized ID tag with their name, your phone number, or the microchip ID on it so your pet can easily be returned to you if they do go missing.
You can also find plenty of additional resources for Lost Pet Prevention Month at PetHub.
National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
For many in the Northern Hemisphere, July is one of the hottest summer months. We need to remember our furbabies in hotter weather and keep them cool and hydrated.
All throughout July, we celebrate National Pet Hydration Awareness Month to bring awareness to our pets needs during hotter weather.
Just like with us, dehydration poses significant health risks for our pets, and we should pay particular attention to their hydration needs when it’s hot out.
Prevent your pets from getting dehydrated by giving them access to fresh, clean water at all times.
Check their water bowl regularly throughout the day and make sure it is clean and full. And ensure they are sheltered from the hot sun.
Look out for signs of dehydration, like panting, dry nose, sunken eyes, and lethargy. If you see any of these signs make sure you get your dog out of the heat and hydrate them.
Seek medical help if your dog’s symptoms don’t improve after giving them fresh water.
Find out how long dogs can live without water.
Dog House Repair Month
Another pet holiday that’s celebrated all throughout July is Dog House Repair Month. It is the perfect month to check if your dog’s house is still in top-notch condition.
And if it isn’t, it’s time to get those tools out, and make any necessary upgrades and repairs. Remember, summertime can be tough for our pets so they need adequate shelter at all times.
If your dog lives outdoors, then you must make sure that their dog house can give them safe, comfortable, and cool housing to shelter from the heat.
Learn more about how dog houses keep your dog cool in summer.
All-American Pet Photo Day – July 11th
If you ever need a reason to flex your furbabies’ adorable photos online, July 11th is the perfect day. It’s a day solely dedicated to showing our appreciation for our adorable pets.
There are plenty of ways you can celebrate this holiday with your dog, including dressing them up for a photoshoot, creating a collage of photos, or videoing them doing something adorable.
Share a photo of your furbaby on our Facebook page.
National Pet Fire Safety Day – July 15th
Every year, home fires affect around 500,000 pets in the United States alone.
As a result, “National Pet Fire Safety Day” has been established by The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services.
It is a holiday to raise awareness of the risks our furry family members may face when left alone at home and to teach pets about these concerns.
To safeguard the safety of your pets, you should educate yourself with the necessary preventative measures and have a fire safety plan in place that includes your pets.
Learn how to keep your pets safe from home fires with the tips in this video.
No Pet Store Puppies Day – July 21st
Puppy mills are a concern all around the world. especially because they threaten animal abuse.
No Pet Store Puppies Day is observed to spread awareness of what occurs in puppy mills and to educate people to adopt a pet instead of purchasing from pet stores that sell puppies from these places.
Best Friends Animal Society needs your help to reach their “No Kill 2025” goal. Learn how you can be a part of it by helping Best Friends any way you can.
National Feed a Rescue Pet Week – July 27th to August 3rd
As we all know, most animal shelters and rescue centers rely on donations to help cover their expenses. And one of their greatest expenses is pet food.
Started by Greater Good Charities, July 27th to August 3rd of every year is dedicated to celebrating National Feed a Rescue Pet Week.
It helps raise awareness for the countless animal rescue shelters that are in need of donations so they can help as many pets as possible.
To celebrate this week you can give to Greater Good to help their cause, or you can find a way to donate food or money to your local shelter.
Here are some of the best dog charities you can help.
National Mutt Day – July 31st
Last but not least, we honor our lovely Mutts at the end of every July. Our mixed-breed pups are honored on National Mutt Day.
The Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, developed this holiday, which was first observed in 2005.
Every year on July 31st and on December 2nd, National Mutt Day is observed. It’s a wonderful occasion for us to honor mixed-breed canines.
Due to puppy mill over-breeding, mutts are typically the dogs that are most often abandoned and put to death.
The public’s desire for designer dogs and purebred puppies, which are typically offered in pet stores, is another factor.
As a result, these animals are often abandoned in shelters or even left on the streets to fend for themselves. Mutts also frequently end up in high-kill shelters where they are put to death.
National Mutt Day promotes awareness in an effort to stop such incidents.
So today, you can visit your local shelter and provide help, a small donation, or even adopt your own loveable Mutt to take home.
Also find out more about how mixed-breeds are healthier than purebreds.
There’s Always A Reason To Celebrate Our Pets!
Holidays or not, there’s always a reason to celebrate our furbabies.
While not all of these holidays are fun and cute, many of them do help to bring our awareness to important issues that affect the animals in our lives.
We hope that this list helps give you some more reasons to spend time and appreciate our furry little families even more.
And that some of these holidays inspire you to do what you can to care for and protect these pets that bring so much joy to our lives.