Animal and Environmental
Observances and Events Calendar
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Animal and environmental observances calendar with links to printable activities and crafts suitable for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten.  Visit an observance date and information links to find resources, lesson plans that include crafts, easy instructions and a list of materials needed.

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Printable Monthly Calendars
Featuring Holidays or Blank
January   February   March   April   May   June  July   August   September   October   November   December
  
January

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month
2nd: National Pet Travel Safety Day* [info.]
5th: National Bird Day* [info.]
20th: National Penguin Awareness Day*
21st: National Squirrel Awareness Day*
February

National
Bird Feeding Month [info.]
National
Pet Dental Month [AVMA-info.]
Responsible Pet Owner Month
Saturday before Presidents' Day: World Whale Day*
LastTuesday:  Spay Day [HSUS-info.]
1st: Serpent Day*
2nd: Groundhog Day*
2nd: Hedgehog Day*
20th: Love Your Pet Day*
22nd: Walking the Dog Day*
23rd: National Dog Biscuit Day*
27th: National Polar Bear Day*
  March

 3rd week: Poison Prevention Week [ASPCA, National Animal Poison Control Center]
1st: National Pig Day*
3rd: World Wildlife Day* [UN]
15th: National Agriculture Day*
[info.]
22nd: World Water Day * [UN]
23rd: National Puppy Day*
[info.]
Last Wednesday: Manatee Appreciation Day
April

National Frog Month
National Garden Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month [info.]
National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
[ASPCA]
Pets are Wonderful Month
World Habitat Awareness Month
3rd week: National Pet ID Week
Last Friday: Arbor Day
Last Saturday:  World Veterinary Day
Last Sunday: International Day of the Dog
2nd: Ferret Day*
4th: World Rat Day*
11th: National Pet Day*
11th: National Dolphin Day*
18th: Pet Owner's Day*
22nd: Earth Day & International Mother Earth Day* [UN]
25th: World Penguin Day*
26th: National Kids & Pets Day*
30th: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day*

May

National Egg Month
Flower Month
1st full week: Be Kind to Animals Week
1st full week: National Pet Week [info.]
2nd Saturday: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
2nd Saturday: International Migratory Bird Day [info
]
2nd weekend: World Migratory Bird Day [info.]
3rd week:  National Dog Bite Prevention Week [AVMA]
4th:
Bird Day* [info.]
13th: Frog Jumping Day*
15th: Hug Your Cat Day*
3rd Friday: Endangered Species Day [info]
23rd: World Turtle Day*
June

Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month
[ASPCA]
National Dairy Month [info.]
Fruit and Vegetable Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
1st full week: Pet Appreciation Week
2nd Sunday: World Pet Memorial Day
1st full week: Pet Appreciation Week
4th: National Hug Your Cat Day*
5th: World Environment Day* [UN]
8th: World Oceans Day* [UN]
July

14th: Shark Awareness Day*
15th: Pet Fire Safety Day
* [AKC]
18th: Cow Appreciation Day*
August

Water Quality Month

1st full week: Int'l Assistance Dog Week [info]
26th: National Dog Day*
September

National Chicken Month
National Service Dog Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
1st Saturday: National Hummingbird
Day

2nd Sunday: National Pet Memorial Day
3rd Saturday: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
[AKC]
4th Saturday: International Rabbit
Day

Last full week: National Dog Week
4th: National Wildlife Day
* [info.]
8th: National Iguana Awareness Day*
18th:
World Water Monitoring Day* [info.]
22nd: Elephant Appreciation Day*
28th: World Rabies Day* [info.]
29th: National Goose Day or Saint Michaelmas Day*
October

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month
[ASPCA]
National
Pet Wellness month [AVMA]
Dinosaur Month

First Monday: World Habitat Day* [UN]
2nd: World Farm Animals Day*
 16th: World Food Day* [UN]
21st: Reptile Awareness Day*
29th: National Cat Day*

November

Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month [ASPCA]
Manatee Awareness Month
1st full week: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

December

4th: Wildlife Consevation Day* [WWF]
11th: International Mountain Day* [UN]
13th: National Day of the Horse*
27th:  Visit the Zoo Day*
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Key:
*
Signifies observances on the same month and day every year.
ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
AKC: American Kennel Club
AVMA:  American Veterinary Medical Association
HSUS:  Humane Society of the United States
UN: Recognized by the United Nations [observances]