December Calendar: 31 Festive Ways to Spend the Holidays With Your Pet

By: BeChewy EditorsUpdated:

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December Calendar: 31 Festive Ways to Spend the Holidays With Your Pet

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, some combination of the three, or simply love the magical feeling in the air as the year draws to a close, there's no doubt that having your pet by your side makes it all that much more special. So, follow along with our printable December calendar of ways to fill this season with fun festivities. Oh, and don't forget to send your pet's letter to Chewy Claus!

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31 Things to Do With Your Pet This December

December 1

The holiday season is in full swing! Find out how pet parents like you are spending the holidays this year.

December 2

Use these tips to take the perfect holiday photo for the 'gram.

December 3

Make pet-friendly holiday plans for the whole month with our list of ways to celebrate.

December 4

Don't forget to pick up some presents to put under the tree for your pup...

December 5

...and your cat too, of course!

December 6

Outfit your furry friend in a cute new holiday sweater.

December 7

Happy Hanukkah! Get your dog in on the fun with these Hanukkah gifts.

December 8

Make a festive Advent calendar for your pet.

December 9

Need more gift inspo? Find out what our editors are loving this season.

December 10

Bring the outdoors in with our guide to pet-safe holiday plants.

December 11

Some holiday decor can be dangerous to pets. Here's how to get festive without sacrificing their safety.

December 12

For a fun DIY project, recycle your Chewy box into festive tree ornaments.

December 13

December 14

December 15

Snuggle up for a holiday movie marathon with your bestie.

December 16

Let your cat "help" with holiday traditions like wrapping gifts and baking treats.

December 17

No toppled Christmas trees this year! Make sure your tree is properly cat-proofed...

December 18

...and dog-proofed, too. (You know your pup would love to chew those lights.)

December 19

Traveling for the holidays? Be prepared with our guide to flying with pets.

December 20

Celebrate the holidays Martha Stewart style! Bake a batch of her holiday dog biscuits.

December 21

Don't forget to stuff your cat's stocking!

December 22

In advance of your big holiday meal, brush up on foods that are toxic to dogs.

December 23

Decorate your front door with a fresh foraged wreath.

December 24

Read this heartwarming holiday bedtime story to your pet on Christmas Eve.

December 25

December 26

Did you get a new puppy for Christmas? Pick the perfect name from this list.

December 27

The weather outside may be frightful, but your dog still needs a walk. Here's how to deal.

December 28

Make a New Year's Resolution for your pet based on their zodiac sign.

December 29

In advance of New Year's Even fireworks, treat your cat to this calming cocktail.

December 30

Take measures to keep your pets safe during New Year's Eve fireworks.

December 31

Reminisce about your favorite parts of 2023 with our annual guide to the Year in Pets.

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:
And don't forget to celebrate these December holidays!

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 December? We’ve got you covered:


By: BeChewy EditorsUpdated: