Brown Female Boykin Spaniel

September Pet Awareness Days

Observed All Month

National Service Dog Month

National Pet Insurance Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Pet Sitter Education Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month

Observed for the Week

September 12–18: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (third week in September)

September 19–25: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week (last full week in September)

September 19–25: National Dog Week (last full week in September)

Special Days

September 1:  Boykin Spaniel Day

Boykin Spaniels are the South Carolina State Dog

September 4:  International Bacon Day (Saturday before Labor Day)

September 7:  Labor Day  

September 8:  National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

September 12:  National Hug Your Hound Day (second Sunday in September)

September 12:  National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday in September)

September 13:  Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day

September 13:  On this date in 1969, the famous Great Dane detective, Scooby-Doo, made his television debut, along with his crime-solving partners, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy – in the Hanna-Barbera series, “Scooby-Doo, Where are You!”. 

September 13:  National Grandparents Day

September 13:  National Blame Someone Else Day

September 18:  Puppy Mill Awareness Day (third Saturday in September)

September 18:  Responsible Dog Ownership Day (third Saturday in September)

September 22:  National Walk n Roll Dog Day

On this day dogs in wheelchairs and those with mobility difficulties are honored.

September 23:  Dogs in Politics Day

This day recognizes the dogs of politicians.  It’s also known as Checkers Day

September 23: Remember Me Thursday®

(This is an international Social Media Awareness Day to bring attention to the millions of adoptable pets waiting in shelters, and to remember those pets who never got a second chance. Share your rescue pet using #RememberMeThursday)

September 25:  World’s Largest Pet Walk

A fund-raiser sponsored by Pet Partners

September 28:  World Rabies Day

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Resources:

Dog Tipper, https://www.dogtipper.com/fun/pet-holidays

Dox Design, https://dox.design/the-ultimate-list-of-2021-pet-holidays/

Pet Partners, https://petpartners.org/wlpw2021/

SmithsonianMag.com, “How Scooby-Doo’s Origins Are Related to the RFK Assassination,” by Kevin Sandler, The Conversation, SmithsonianMag.com, May 13, 2020

Image:  Female Boykin Spaniel, Creative Commons License:  “A wavy-coated Boykin Spaniel, 17 May 2008, 11:31.29, Own Work, Newbhewer”  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. 

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