Dress Up Your Pet Day, January 14, 2018


National Dress Up Your Pet Day is observed each year on January 14.  Pets do become part of one’s family.  This day was created to make it a special day for them, to celebrate them and also to support the pet fashion community.

Dress Up Your Pet Day

Please remember to keep your pets safe and comfortable in the pet clothing and costumes that you choose.

Tips for dressing up your pet:

  •  If your pet just doesn’t like dressing up, let them sit this holiday out.
  •  Be sure it fits. Restricting movement or ability to breathe can cause injury or illness.
  •  Many pets like to chew. Avoid loose or dangling pieces which can cause choking hazards.

PetCo Foundation National Adoption Event, Feb 3-4, 2018

On Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, let love change your world! Join the adoptions at Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores all across the country. You’ll have the chance to meet adoptable pets from local animal welfare groups.

Every month, the Petco Foundation hosts or sponsors adoption events nationwide. Find an adoption event near you—and discover love. To find your local store, click here

Pet Smart Charities, National Adoption Weekends

Four times per year, PetSmart Charities works with Animal Welfare Organizations across North America to host pet adoption events within PetSmart stores. When you attend, you’ll find dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small pets all in need of a lifelong, loving home. The amazing organizations we work with ensure each pet is spayed and neutered prior to adoption, giving you added peace of mind as you search for your new best friend. To find the store near you, click here

  • February 16-18, 2018
  • May 18-20, 2018
  • September 14-16, 2018
  • November 9-11, 2018

National Pet Month, May 2018

National Pet Month is observed in May 2018. National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa.

A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company or protection. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities.

National Pet Month’s aims are to promote the benefits of pet ownership, support pet adoption, make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets, increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals and raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals.