National Pet Memorial Day - September
Sun, Sep 11, 2022

National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day is an American holiday dedicated to the memory of pets who have passed away. Celebrated every second Sunday in September. In 2022, it falls on the 11th.


There is no exact information about the time of the appearance of this holiday. Animals were valued at all times, they were protected, endowed with affection. Historians believe that dogs were domesticated as early as 26 BC. The first monuments dedicated to animals date back to 14 thousand years BC. They were found everywhere: in Asia, North America, on the European continent. These findings suggest that pets were something more to people than just animals that lived nearby.

We are strongly attached to pets, they are faithful and devoted to us. Coping with the loss of a pet is incredibly difficult. This holiday allows you to remember funny stories and events associated with it, to honor the memory of a deceased animal

Interesting facts

  • One of the oldest official pet cemeteries is located in the village of Hardsail, in Winchester County. Opened back in 1896.
  • The approximate life expectancy of dogs is 10 to 15 years. Some types of cats can live for over twenty years.

How to celebrate

On National Pet Memorial Day, flip through the albums and look at the photos that capture moments from the life of a pet. The main thing to remember is that you do not need to constantly be sad and cry, remembering the loss. You need to be internally grateful to this animal for the fact that it gave a certain number of years that you spent with love together.

It will not be superfluous to support homeless animals. Bring food, medicine, things you don’t need to shelters. Don’t forget about them.

When is National Pet Memorial Day celebrated in 2022?

National Pet Memorial Day is observed on the second Sunday in September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 11 2022
Sunday September 10 2023
Sunday September 8 2024
Sunday September 14 2025
Sunday September 13 2026

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