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April 2020 Dog Holidays

What pet holidays and dog-related holidays are happening in April 2020? 

Here is a list of dog pawlidays and observances that you and your fur friends may want to celebrate this month!

Month- long Observances in April:

  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • Active Dog Month
  • Canine Fitness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Find out how to make your own dog First Aid Kit here
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Pet Month (UK)

Weekly and Daily Dog and Pet Holidays / Observances:

  • April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week (enter to win a pooper scooper! scroll down for details); National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 4: Every Day Is Tag Day
  • April 6–10: National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week; National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day; Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 12: Easter
  • April 17–23: National Pet ID Week; Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
  • April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 25: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day / National Pet Parents Day
  • April 27: World Veterinary Day 
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day; National Therapy Animal Day

Pooper Scooper Week is one of our favorite weeks of the year! Why? We give away a few Impact pooper scoopers to a couple lucky pups during the first week of April. Follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook and keep an eye out for our giveaway announcements! 


Show us which holiday(s) you and your doggo are celebrating! Tag #impactpups on Instagram to be featured or post your photo in the comments of our Facebook posts.