Pet 'N Play logo with owners John and Katy and their dog Ryder
Pet 'N Play logo with owners John and Katy and their dog Ryder

"The staff of Pet 'N Play are fantastic people - professional, thorough, kind and helpful. Not only did they take excellent care of our cat, they provided tremendous help when we were out of state and our basement flooded. Thanks to Katy and John our trip (and basement!) were not ruined!" Harmony

Local Pet Events and Pet Holiday Calendar


Looking for local pet events? Ann Arbor pet events? Or any event that celebrates dogs, cats and other animals? How about some pet holidays to give you a reason to celebrate?

Then this is the page! Check out the pet events below, and check back often for updates (or follow us on Facebook, and we will keep you up to date on the latest pet events!).


If you know of any local events, please email us at: We would be happy to add them here, in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.


Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2018

Performance Times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Rock & Roll K-9’s
At Frankenmuth River Place Shops Festival Platz Stage

The Rock-N-Roll K-9′s provide good family fun entertainment with our awesome K-9′s, while grooving to rock and roll music. The shows will include flyball, tricks, relay racing, limbo, choreographed obedience routines, agility, Scooby says, musical mats and much more. You will see a variety of breeds in every color, shape, size and age, as well as the great All American Mix. These skilled athletes and their trainers work close together as a team and with everyone doing their utmost to make the Rock-N-Roll K-9 shows unforgettable. Click here for more information about this event.

There are also lots of great dog events throughout the state. Traveling around Michigan? Love dogs and dog events, like dog shows, obedience, rally, scent, games and other events? Then check out the Michigan Canine Resource Guide Calendar of events!

PET HOLIDAY CALENDAR (brought to you by

Pet Holidays 2018



     National Train Your Dog Month.
     Walk Your Pet Month.
     Adopt a Rescued Bird Month.
     Jan. 2:
National Pet Travel Safety Day.
     Jan. 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day.
     Jan. 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day.
     Jan. 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day.
     Jan. 29: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary.



     Beat the Heat Month.
     Dog Training Education Month.
     National Cat Health Month.
     Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. (Humane Society of the United States)
     Pet Dental Health Month.
     Responsible Pet Owners Month.
     National Prevent a Litter Month.
     Unchain a Dog Month.
     Feb. 4-10:
Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week.
     Feb. 12-13: Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show. Held at New York  City’s       Madison Square Garden, this event is televised.
     Feb. 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day.
     Feb. 14-20:
National Justice for Animals Week.
     Feb. 20: Love Your Pet Day.
     Feb. 22: Walking the Dog Day.
     Feb. 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
     Feb. 27:
World Spay Day. Annual campaign by the Humane Society International and       The Humane Society of the United States; held the last Tuesday of February.



     Poison Prevention Awareness Month.
     Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month.
     March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day.
     March 4-10: Professional Pet Sitters Week.
     March 8-11:
Crufts. Held in Birmingham, England, this is the world’s largest dog show,      featuring nearly 28,000 canines in its four days.
     March 13:
K-9 Veterans Day.
     March 17: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day— patron saint of cats
     March 18-24:
National Poison Prevention Week.
     March 23: National Puppy Day.
     March 28: Respect Your Cat Day



     National Adopt a Greyhound Month.
     National Heartworm Awareness Month.
     National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. This event is an effort by the American Red      Cross to draw attention to the need to know specialized pet first aid.
     Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month.

     Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. (ASCPA)
     National Pet Month. (UK)
     April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week.
     April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
     April 7:
Every Day is Tag Day. Always the first Saturday in April.
     April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. 
     April 8-14: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week. .
     April 8-14: National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
     April 11:
National Pet Day.
     April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day.
     April 15-21: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week. An effort by the            Humane Society of the United States.
     April 15-21: 
National Pet ID Week.
     April 21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day.
     April 22: Earth Day.
     April 26:
 National Kids and Pets Day.
     April 27: Hairball Awareness Day. Last Friday in April.
     April 28: World Veterinary Day. This event from the World Veterinary Association is        always celebrated on the last Saturday in April.
     April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.



     National Pet Month. (US)
     Responsible Animal Guardian Month.
     Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue              Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. (Also see November events.)
     Chip Your Pet Month.
     National Service Animal Eye Exam. The
American College of Veterinary                          Ophthalmologists hosts this annual event when over 300 veterinary ophthalmologists          donate their services to provide eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada                  during  the month of May.
     May 1: National Purebred Dog Day.
     May 3:
National Specially-Abled Pets Day.
     May 6: Mayday for Mutts. First Sunday in May.
     May 6-12:
American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long event has      been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May.
     May 6-12:
National Pet Week. Always held the first full week of May by the American      Veterinary Medical Association.
     May 7-12: Puppy Mill Action Week. An initiative of the HSUS, this week is always          scheduled to begin the Monday before Mother’s Day.
     May 12:
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.



     Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association.
     Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA.
     National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane        season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a               disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case        of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.
     June 4:
Hug Your Cat Day.
     June 3-9: Pet Appreciation Week. First week in June.
     June 8: Best Friends Day.
     June 10:
World Pet Memorial Day. Second Sunday in June.
     June 18-22:
Take Your Pet to Work Week®.
     June 21: Take Your Cat to Work Day®.
     June 22: Take Your Dog to Work Day®.



     Dog House Repair Month.
     National Lost Pet Prevention Month™. Learn how to keep your pets from becoming        lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub.
     July 1: ID Your Pet Day.
     July 4: Independence Day. This US holiday is no holiday for dogs; the sounds of             fireworks causes many dogs to panic and run, resulting in many lost dogs every year.
     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.
     July 31: National Mutt Day. Also see Dec. 2.



     Aug. 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs. The North Shore Animal               League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization,       declared August 1 as a birthday for all the shelter animals whose birthdays are                     unknown. Happy DOGust!!
     Aug. 5: Work Like a Dog Day.
     Aug. 5-11:
International Assistance Dog Week.
     Aug. 8: International Cat Day.
     Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day. AVMA and the American Animal Hospital        Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.”
     Aug. 16: Saint Roch’s Day. Patron saint of dogs.
     Aug. 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day.
     Aug. 18: International Homeless Animals’ Day®. Third Saturday in August.
     Aug. 22:
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day.
     Aug. 26: National Dog Day.
     Aug. 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
     Aug. 30: National Holistic Pet Day.



     Happy Healthy Cat Month. Established by the CATalyst Council.
     National Disaster Preparedness Month. Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen        Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families,                   businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for                          emergencies. Visit and
     Sept. 9:
National Pet Memorial Day. Established by the International Association of         Pet Cemeteries (IAPC). Second Sunday in September.
     Sept. 9: National Hug Your Hound Day. Second Sunday in September.
     Sept. 13:
Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day. A day dedicated to the issue of pet birth           defects including information on identification, prevention and treatment. Sponsored by      MBJungle.
     Sept. 15: Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Third Saturday in September.
     Sept. 15: Responsible Dog Ownership Day.
     Sept. 23:
Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day). Recognizing the dogs        of politicians.
     Sept. 23-29: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Last full week in September.
     Sept. 23-29: National Dog Week. Last full week in September.
     Sept. 28:
World Rabies Day. Sponsored by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.



     Adopt-A-Dog Month®. By American Humane Association.
     Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month. By ASPCA.
     National Animal Safety and Protection Month.
     National Pet Wellness Month.
     National Pit Bull Awareness Month.
     National Service Dog Month.
     Oct. 1: National Fire Pup Day.
     Oct. 1: National Black Dog Day.
     Oct. 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week.
     Oct. 4: World Animal Day.
     Oct. 7-13: Animal Welfare Week. (AVMA)
     Oct. 10:
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.
     Oct. 14-20: National Veterinary Technician Week. Sponsored by the National                   Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.
     Oct. 16:
Global Cat Day.
     Oct. 27: National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Last Saturday in Oct. (unless Halloween       falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen).
     Oct. 27:
National Black Cat Day.
     Oct. 28:
Plush Animal Lovers Day. A day that most dogs will be happy to                          celebrate…as they unstuff them…
     Oct. 29: National Cat Day (UK).



     Adopt a Senior Pet Month. By ASPCA.
     National Pet Awareness Month.
     National Senior Pet Month.
     Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) and the          Animal Cancer Foundation. (Also see May events).

     Pet Diabetes Month.
     Nov. 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day.
     Nov. 4-10: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. by The Humane Society of        the United States. First full week of November.
     Nov. 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day.
     Nov. 17: National Black Cat Day.
     Nov. 17: National Take a Hike Day.
     Nov. 22: National Dog Show.
Always broadcast in the US on Thanksgiving, this event is           held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania and is hosted by the               Kennel Club of Philadelphia. Sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, the event features             2,000 dogs.



     National Cat Lover’s Month.
     Dec. 2: National Mutt Day. Also see July 31.

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