BeChewy’s January Calendar: 31 Ways to Start Your New Year Right

Welcome to 2023! The hectic holiday season is officially behind us, and we have a whole new year that’s full of possibilities ahead of us. Our New Year’s resolution? To help you and your pet stay happy and healthy all year long. So, if you’re looking for ways to make the most of the first month of the year, read on. We’ve got a free printable calendar of fun adventures, helpful reminders, federal holidays and other special days and observances ready to guide you into 2023.
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Download a PDF file of our free printable January calendar.

31 Things to Do With Your Pet This January

January 1

Celebrate New Year’s Day with your pet!

January 2

Does your pet’s monthly flea and tick preventative need a refill? Stock up now!

January 3

Keep travel safety in mind as you return home from your holiday vacation.

January 4

Get a new planner and put important dates in it (like your pet’s birthday!)

January 5

It’s National Bird Day, so celebrate the feathered friend in your life (or just spend some time birdwatching).

January 6

Prep for Girl Scout Cookie season with these dog-friendly versions.

January 7

Stock up on jackets and booties for those winter dog walks.

January 8

Spend a cozy night in with pet-safe candles and winter blankets.

January 9

Cheer on your favorite shows (like “Only Murders in the Building”) at the Golden Globes.

January 10

Volunteer to help community cats in your area.

January 11

January is National Train Your Dog Month—a perfect time to brush up on the basics.

January 12

It’s Kiss a Ginger Day, so give your ginger cat or dog a smooch! (Did you know 81% of all orange cats are male?)

January 13

Make time for wellness—yours and your pet’s—with this month’s fitness challenge.

January 14

Celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day by picking an on-trend outfit for your pup.

January 15

Balance your budget—and make sure your pet expenses are covered.

January 16

Support black-owned businesses, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and every day.

January 17

Have an at-home spa day, complete with pet massages and mood-setting candles.

January 18

Make a donation to your local pet pantry.

January 19

Plan a vacation so you and your pet have something to look forward to this year.

January 20

Post a pet pic to social—you can even stage a photoshoot if you’re feeling extra.

January 21

Take some time to organize your pet’s stuff.

January 22

It’s the Chinese New Year! Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with these fun pet goodies.

January 23

Keep your pet’s mind active with puzzle toys.

January 24

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with a DIY treat.

January 25

Does your dog’s skincare routine need an update?

January 26

Celebrate National Soup Month with this DIY recipe.

January 27

Binge a new show with your pet.

January 28

Switch up your usual routine by trying a new winter dog sport.

January 29

Take a shelter dog for a “field trip” with help from your local shelter.

January 30

Indulge in a warm cup of hot chocolate—and make a dog-friendly version for your pup, too.

January 31

It’s cold outside! Stay in and snuggle up with a book.

Of course, you don’t have to do everything on our monthly calendar. (Life gets busy, we know!) If you have time for just a few special moments with your pet this month, add these adventures to your to-do list:

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And don’t forget to celebrate these January holidays!

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The fun doesn’t stop here—we’ll be back next month with more ways to make the most of your time with your pet. Looking for more fun things to do in the month of January? We’ve got you covered:

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