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January, 2024 Pet Holidays

2024 Pet Holidays

January might be chilly, but for pet lovers, it’s a month brimming with warmth and pawsitive vibes! PetsWeekly brings you the ultimate guide to January, 2024 pet holidays, ensuring you and your furry friend have a month packed with fun, adventure, and love. Looking for ways to bond with your new furry friend after the holidays? Dive into January’s pet-tastic festivities!

With New Year’s resolutions for staying active and families welcoming adorable pooches post-holidays, January is brimming with pawsitive pet occasions. Ready to unleash the fun? Check out this list of January Pet Holidays for 2024:

The month of January is:

  • National Train Your Dog Month: This month-long celebration (throughout January) is the perfect time to start building strong communication and obedience skills with your new pup. Sign up for puppy classes, brush up on basic commands, and enjoy the journey of learning together!
  • Walk Your Dog Month: Embrace the fresh January air and boost your fitness with your canine companion. Explore new trails, join local dog walking groups, or simply enjoy a daily stroll around the block. It’s a win-win for both of you!

Beyond these highlights, January is packed with even more pet-worthy days:

Month-Long Observances in January, 2024

One-Day Holidays

  • Jan 1: New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day. Learn essential tips for keeping your furry friend safe on adventures near and far.
  • Jan. 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day. Show your cats some extra attention this day to ensure they have a happy, healthy new year!
  • Jan. 5: National Bird Day. Get your wings flapping with this special celebration of birds!
  • Jan. 6: National Standard Poodle Day. Carmel’s Poodle Day brings together owners and admirers for a parade, beach fun, and fundraising for NorCal Poodle Rescue
  • Jan. 7: National Alaskan Malamute Day. We have the Woof Book Group to thank for this day where we celebrate this breed’s history. Did you know that Alaskan Malamutes are Alaska’s official state dog?
  • Jan. 8: National Labrador Retriever Day. Unfortunately, there is still no day for Shepradors.
  • Jan. 9: National Australian Shepherd Day. Did you know that Australian shepherds are considered among the highest maintenance breeds due to their extensive exercise and grooming needs, as well as their need for human companionship?
  • Jan. 13: National French Bulldog Day. French bulldogs are ranked the second favorite dog in America by the AKC.
  • Jan. 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Unleash your creativity and have a giggle with some fun pet costumes!
  • Jan. 15: National American Eskimo (Eskie) Dog Day. This breed, once known as the American Spitz, comes in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard.
  • Jan. 16: National Bouvier de Flandres Day. The Bouvier des Flandres was originally bred to be a versatile farm dog. They’re known for their even tempers and intelligence.
  • Jan. 17: National Boxer Day. This beloved breed is known for their expressive faces and devotion to their owners.
  • Jan. 18: Get To Know Your Customers Day. This is the time for pet stores and websites to get to know their customers and readers! Tell us a little about yourself!
  • Jan. 19: National Conservation Dog Day. National Conservation Dog Day celebrates the incredible partnerships between humans and canine heroes. These furry guardians, armed with their superpowered sniffers, help track endangered species, sniff out invasive threats, and protect our precious ecosystems
  • Jan. 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day. Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day (Jan 21st) by nurturing nature’s acrobatic ambassadors with a feast and a newfound appreciation for their bushy-tailed charm. Because if you don’t do it, your dog will.
    National Hug Day: On Jan 21, we also celebrate national hug day. Spread warmth and connection, one squeeze at a time, and feel the world a little less prickly.
  • Jan. 22: National Yorkshire Terrier Day. Pamper your longhaired mini-me with treats, walks, and endless cuddles for National Yorkshire Terrier Day
    National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day. Okay, so there’s no guarantee they’ll understand your response, but it’s still a purr-fectly silly way to celebrate your feline friend.
  • Jan. 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day. Open your heart (and your home) on by welcoming a furry friend or showering your own with wagging-tail surprises. Just like Sticky the Kitten experienced!
  • Jan. 24: Peanut Butter Day. Learn some fun methods of stuffing your pet’s Kong toys!
  • Jan. 26: National Fun At Work Day. This is one of our favorite days – especially if you’re lucky enough to work in the pet industry)!
  • Jan. 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary. A day to honor the canine heroes who light the way for independence and freedom.
  • Jan. 29: Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day. Raise a glass of catnip to the classy cat in black and white, their dapper coats and mischievous charm purr-fectly deserving of endless head scratches and tuna treats
  • Jan. 31: National Plan for Vacation Day: Great time to identify upcoming pet sitting plans or find some wonderful new pet-friendly locales to explore with your favorite pets!

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2024 Pet Holiday Calendars by month:

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Make the most of January by celebrating pets, staying active, and creating lasting memories with your furry family members! Celebrate your furry friend all month long with PetsWeekly’s comprehensive list of January pet holidays in 2024! From bonding walks to silly costumes, discover how to shower your pup with love and laughter. Download our FREE calendar and never miss a tail-wagging celebration!