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 Optholmologists 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 3-9: 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 3-9: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week. Founded by Assisi Animal Health.
May 3-9: National Pet Week. Always held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
May 4-10: Puppy Mill Action Week. An initiative of the HSUS, this week is always scheduled to begin the Monday before Mother’s Day.
May 1: National Purebred Dog Day.
May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day.
May 3: Mayday for Mutts. First Sunday in May.
May 3: International Doodle Dog Day. ** Postponed to September 20, 2020
May 9: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.
May 10: National Dog Mom’s Day. Second Saturday in May.