Here's a list of important Pet Awareness Days for July 2021.

July Pet Awareness Days

Here is our list of Pet Awareness Days in July 2021:

Observed All Month

National Lost Pet Prevention Month™ 

Learn how to keep your pets safe at home. 

(See:  PetHub https://www.pethub.com/LostPetPreventionMonth)

National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

“Our pets need 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight.  Most pets don’t get enough water, especially during extreme temperatures.”

(See:  PetSafe https://www.petsafe.net/learn/pet-hydration-awareness-month-why-now)

Dog House Repair Month

Does your pooch live outside, in a dog house?  Take a look at it because this is the month designated to spruce it up. 

(See:  PositivelyWoof https://positivelywoof.com/pet-calendar-dog-house-repair-month/)

Observed for the Week

July 26 through August 2 – National Feed a Rescue Pet Week 

Launched in 2017, this holiday by GreaterGood.org and The Animal Rescue Site aims to feed shelter pets. 

(See:  Greater Good https://greatergood.org)

Special Days

July 4 – Independence Day

Image by Svetlanabar (Pixabay)

This celebration of the Red, White and Blue may be wonderful for Americans, but it is terrorizing for dogs!  The BANGS! and BOOMS! and WHIZZZING! of fireworks unnerve many dogs and cats – some even panic and run away, so a lot of pets are lost every year.  

July 11 – All-American Pet Photo Day

Whip out that camera and shoot some serious Fluffie images.  Send the best ones to family and friends – don’t they wish she was their Bestie! 

(See:  National Day Calendar https://nationaldaycalendar.com/all-american-pet-photo-day-july-11/)

July 15 – National Pet Fire Safety Day 

Sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC)

July 21 – National Craft for your Local Shelters Day

Here’s the perfect opportunity to get the whole family involved and enrich the lives of shelter pets – make DIY items (toys, blankets and more) and donate them to your nearest shelter.

July 21 – No Pet Store Puppies Day

Tell your friends and family about the horrors in puppy mills.  Urge them not to buy puppies – or spend any money at pet stores that also sell puppies – because they are contributing to the cruel treatment.  Instead, adopt from a shelter or rescue or foster.

(Also See: 5 Ways to End Puppy Mills https://wetnosecentral.com/5-ways-to-end-puppy-mills/)

July 26 – National Dog Photography Day (UK holiday)

July 31 – National Mutt Day

Created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, National Mutt Day is also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd.  Embrace, love and celebrate mixed breed dogs! 

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