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The Ultimate Guide to 2022 Pet Holidays (With Links!)

When you’re creating your marketing plan in the pet industry, pet-related holidays and social awareness days can be a great source for content ideas. Whether you’re planning your blogs or social media posts, pet holidays can be a great tie-in for content that’s relevant and interesting to your audience.

What are all the pet holidays in 2022?

This guide is an expansive list of dog, cat, and animal-related holidays, and I’ve done my best to make it the most comprehensive list of this kind currently available.

It includes everything from cute holidays like Cat World Domination Day to serious social awareness events like Unchain a Dog Month. I’ve also included more general holidays that are not pet-specific but could still be relevant to your audience.

Want to know about a specific holiday? Whenever possible, I have included a link that leads to more information.

How many pet holidays are there?

It’s incredible how many holidays and social awareness days have been created specifically to celebrate and support pets. It seems like there are a few new ones every year!

This list has 285 different holidays that are pet-specific, as well as 224 more general holidays that may be relevant to your audience and could be incorporated into your marketing plan.

2022 Pet Holidays

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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That’s my comprehensive list of pet-related (or potentially adjacent) holidays in 2022. Take some time to think about each one when you are creating your content plan for the month, and identify whether it meets these 3 requirements:

  1. Is it relevant to my brand?
  2. Is it relevant to my audience?
  3. Can I make it interesting? Can I go deeper than a simple “Today is National Cookie Day!” type of post?

If your holiday content ideas can meet all 3 requirements, it’s probably a good choice to add them to your marketing plan.

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