Happy Dog

Did you know August First is the universal birthday for shelter dogs?

Sadly, many dogs end up in a shelter after being brought in as a stray or rescued from unfortunate living conditions and there is no way of knowing their actual date of birth. DOGust is a great way for these dogs to have an official birthday celebration. Anyone can celebrate this holiday and here are some ideas on how to celebrate this special day.

Plan a Party for Your Rescue Pup

Do you have a rescue dog of your own? Well, even if you already have a special day that you choose to celebrate his birthday, there is nothing wrong with throwing in an extra celebration on DOGust! After all, shelter dogs deserve to be celebrated EVERY DAY.

Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter

Animal shelters are always in need of extra volunteers and DOGust would be the perfect day for you lend a helping hand. Shelter dogs are so appreciative of even the smallest acts of kindness and displays of affection – what better way to celebrate their special day than by showing up to give them some love and donate your time to the shelter’s needs?

Make a Donation to an Animal Shelter or Animal Advocacy Group
Local and national organizations do so much to save and protect the lives of homeless animals and they deserve to be shown appreciation for all that they do. These organizations also rely so much on the charitable donations of others in order to continue to thrive and carry out their passion for helping homeless animals.

Donate Supplies to Your Local Shelter

Even the smallest animal shelters go through an overwhelming amount of supplies on a daily basis in order to keep the animals healthy and to provide an environment that they can thrive in. Some shelters even rely solely on donations to keep these supplies in stock. Check the website of your local shelters or give them a call and find out what supplies they are currently in need of and help out in any way that you can. It wouldn’t hurt to throw in some birthday treats for the DOGust celebration!

Adopt a Shelter Dog in DOGust

If you have been on the fence for some time thinking about adopting a shelter dog, during DOGust would be the perfect day to do it! Talk about making a dog’s day – celebrating a birthday AND finding a forever home all in one day!

How are you going to choose to celebrate?