BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western New Yorkers love their pets. We know this because every time there's a national day celebrating animals, viewers send us photos of their furry friends. Today is no exception. It's national Love Your Pet Day, and it's a Most Buffalo Fur Squad extravaganza! 

Today is National Love Your Pet Day. Share your favorite photos of your furry friends with us using #BeOn2

Some people (not us) tend to get tired of made up holidays but, if it means seeing photos of animals, they tend to let it slide. Which is great because, according to WellnessPetFood.com, holidays dedicated to pets take up nearly half of the calendar year. 

January

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 2: Happy Mew Year for Cat’s Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • January 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • January 29: Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

February

  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay / Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month)
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • February 3–9: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • February 11–12: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • February 14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: National Walk Your Dog Day
  • February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 24–March 2: National Justice for Animals Week
  • February 26: Spay Day USA / World Spay Day

March

  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • March 3: It Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 3–10: Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • March 13: K-9 Veteran’s Day
  • March 17–23: National Poison Prevention Week
  • March 23: National Puppy Day; Cuddly Kitten Day
  • March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day

April

  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 1–7: National Raw Feeding Week
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 7–13: National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
  • April 7–13: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • April 8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • April 14–20: National Pet ID Week
  • April 14–20: Human Violence Awareness Week
  • April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day
  • April 21: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 25: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 26: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 26: Hairball Awareness Day
  • April 27: World Veterinary Day
  • April 28: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 30: National Tabby Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30: National Therapy Animal Day

May

  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Month
  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 3: National Specially-abled Pets Day
  • May 5–11: National Pet Week
  • May 5–11: Be Kind to Animals Week
  • May 5: Mayday for Mutts
  • May 6–11: Puppy Mill Action Week
  • May 11: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day

June

  • Adopt a Cat Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Cat Month (ASPCA)
  • National Pet Preparedness Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • June 2–8: Pet Appreciation Day
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat day
  • June 8: National Best Friends Day
  • June 9: World Pet Memorial Day
  • June 16–22: Take Your Pet to Work Week®
  • June 17: Take Your Cat to Work Day™
  • June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 21: Take Your Dog to Work Day®
  • June 21: Dog Party Day
  • June 24: Cat World Domination Day 
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July

  • Dog House Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 5: Pet Remembrance Day
  • July 11: All-American Pet Photo Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 21: National Craft Your Local Shelters Day
  • July 21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day

August

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 4–10: International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 17: International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day

September

  • Happy Healthy Cat Month
  • Guide / Service Dogs Month
  • National Pet Insurance Month
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month
  • Pet Sitter Education Month
  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 8: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 16–22: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Week
  • September 21: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 21: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 22–28: National Dog Week
  • September 22–28: Deaf Pet Awareness Week
  • September 23: Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day
  • September 28: World’s Largest Pet Walk

October

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • Adopt a Dog Month (AH) / Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA)
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Pitbull Awareness Month
  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 1–6: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 4: World Pets Day
  • October 7–13: Animal Welfare Week
  • October 9: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • October 14–20: Veterinary Technician Week
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • October 26: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
  • October 27: National Black Cat Day (UK)
  • October 29: National Cat Day

November

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month (AVMA)
  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 3–9: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 17: National Black Cat Day (US)

December

  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • December 2: National Mutt Day
  • December 15: National Cat Herder’s Day

No matter what day it is, you can share pictures of your furry friends, human friends, and pretty much anything that makes you happy with us by using #MostBuffalo on social media.

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