June Pet Observances

  • Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association.
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA.
  • National Foster a Pet Month. If 2% of US pet households fostered one pet a year, shelter euthanasia would end.
  • National Pet Preparedness Month.
  • National Microchipping Month. In preparation for July 4th, the #1 day for missing pets, this holiday spotlights the importance of microchipping your dog.
  • Social PETworking Month.
  • June 4-10: Pet Appreciation Week. First week in June.
  • June 12-16: National Pet Wedding Week. Always the second week in June.
  • 3rd Week in June: Animal Rights Awareness Week.
  • June 19-23: Take Your Pet to Work Week
  • June 1: International Sheltie Day.
  • June 2: National Greyhound Day.
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day.
  • June 4: International Corgi Day.
  • June 8: Best Friends Day.
  • June 10: Missing Mutts Awareness Day (always the second Saturday
  • June 11: Just One Day.
  • June 12: Peruvian Hairless Dog Day. The nation of Peru celebrates the “perro peruano sin pelo” with their own special day.
  • June 12: Jerky Day. Although created to highlight a favorite human snack, this date is also the perfect time to whip up a batch of homemade chicken jerky for your dog, too!
  • June 13: World Pet Memorial Day. Second Tuesday in June.
  • June 17: National Dog Dad Day. Held the Saturday before Father’s Day, this day celebrates all the dog dads and their special bond with their dogs.
  • June 18: National Internet Cat Day.
  • June 18: Veterinary Appreciation Day™. In 2015, Trupanion created Veterinary Appreciation Day to celebrate the critical role that veterinary professionals play in our lives. From the front desk to technicians to veterinarians, veterinary professionals dedicate countless hours providing compassionate care for our pets, even throughout the most challenging of times.
  • June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day.
  • June 19: National Pets in Film Day.
  • June 19: Take Your Cat to Work Day®.
  • June 20: Ugliest Dog Day. Although every dog is a beauty in the eyes of their special person, this annual observation is always held on June 20. The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair is held on a nearby date each year.
  • June 21: National Dog Party Day.
  • June 21: National Dachshund Day. Always held on the summer solstice, this day celebrates these long dogs on the longest day of the year.
  • June 23: Take Your Dog to Work Day®.
  • June 24: Cat World Domination Day.
  • June 24: World Day Against Pet Abandonment. Founded in 2019 by two French rescue groups, this day coincides with the start of summer holidays, a time many pets are abandoned. Always the last Saturday in Jun


JUNE'S NEWSLETTER IS READY!!  CLICK HERE the newsletter tab and read it today!

 A better future for homeless pets in Stokes County, NC, is our Mission 


1111 Dodgetown Rd. Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Check out all of our Adoptable Animals! 

We are open by appointment only!  

Sunday & Monday:  Closed

Tuesday thru Friday:  10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Check out our Donate page for all the ways that you can help FOSS save more homeless pets in Stokes County! 

Apply for Adoption


We do our best to answer any questions you might have about adopting from FOSS!




The Friends of the Stokes Shelter 


CLICK HERE and find out the benefits of setting up a recurring donation.