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May 23, 2019

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Pet Event Calendar

Keep up-to-date with important pet dates and events throughout the year with our specially curated pet calendar.





2 January:      National Pet Travel Safety Day (USA)


12 January:    Pop Up Adoption by RSPCA QLD, Brisbane Convention Centre


17 January:    Paws Day Moyneyana Festival, Fiddlers Green, Port Fairy, Vic





17 February:             Street Paws Festival NSW


20 February:            Love your Pet Day


22 February:             Cat Day (Japan)


23 February:             International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day


28 February:            World Spay Day





28 March:      Respect Your Cat Day


30 March:      K-9 Kryptonite Challenge, Cairns





1- 7 April:       International Pooper Scooper Week


13 April:         The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, and Brisbane)


14 April:         Dogs in the Park NSW, Gosford Foreshore


28 April:          Hairball Awareness Day


29 April:         National Greyhound Adoption Day


30 April:         World Veterinary Day


30 April:         Adopt A Tabby Day


*April is National Greyhound Adoption Month






14 May:              International Chihuahua Appreciation Day


18 May:          Bondi Dog Day Out, Bondi Beach in Bondi Pavilion


20 May:          RSPCA Million Paws Walk 


20 May:          Dogs of Wayward Take Over, Camperdown Sydney


25 May:         Barkly Barks Dog Festival, Brunswick’s Barkly Square, Melbourne


26 May:           Dogs in the Park Hawkesbury


26 May:         Bradfield Bark & Meow Market, Milsons Point, Sydney


30 May:            International Hug Your Cat Day





2 June:           PetFest, Holroyd Gardens, Cnr Pitt & Walpole Streets, Merrylands, Sydney


2 June:            The Great Australian Dachshund Walk, Brisbane


4 June:            Hug Your Cat Day


9 June:            Annual Dachshund Dash, Campbell Street, Port Fairy


20 June:            A Pooch Affair, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)


22 June:                International Take Your Dog to Work Day


26 June:               Dogs in the Park, Campbelltown Athletics CentreSydney


29/ 30 June:        Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo


30 June:                Dogs in the Park The Gables, Slidey Park,  Box Hill


29/30  June:             Carrara Cat Carnival, Carrara Markets, Gold Coast






27/28 July:            Riverwood Downs Trail Run, NSW


30 July:                  International Day of Friendship






3-4 August:         Sydney Dog Lovers Show 2019


5-11 August:        International Assistance Dog Week


8 August:           World Cat Day


16 August:         Top Dog Film Festival – Avoca Beach NSW


17 August:        International Homeless Animals Day


19 August:       RSPCA Cup Cake Day (AU)


20 August:     Dirty Dog Trail Run – Coopernook State Forest NSW





15 September: Big Adopt Out, Brisbane QLD


15 September:    Street Paws at Doyalson Animal Hospital


19 September:    Dogs in the Park NSW Bathurst


28 September:     International Rabbit Day






4 October:      World Animal Day


13 October:     Floriade Dogs Day Out, Commonwealth Park, ACT


19 October:    Street Paws – Inner West Sydney, Marrickville, 2204


30 October:    National Black Cat Day (UK)





3-4 November:       Dog Lovers Show, Brisbane QLD


25 Nov – 15 Dec:    Give a dog a bone keep kitty happy, Sydney


30 Nov/1 Dec:        Cat Lovers Show, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building





9 December:        DOGS Victoria – Big Day Out For Dogs & Canine Christmas Market



If you run a dog-friendly event and would like to see it here or know about a pet celebration day that is not listed above, please do get in contact.