Since most shelter dogs' actual birth dates are unknown, North Shore Animal League America created DOGust. August 1st has been known as DOGust since 2008. DOGust is a universal birthday for shelter and rescue dogs everywhere!
Shiner was not adopted from a shelter or rescue organization, but I still consider her a rescued dog. I found her tied up in an alley where she had been living when she was a puppy. She was living in the alley behind an apartment complex because her owners could not keep her in the apartments. We were also led to believe that she may have been used for dog fighting if I had not rescued her from that alley.
I don't know her real birthday, so I usually use an estimated birth date to celebrate her birthday. Shiner is happy to also celebrate DOGust with all the other shelter and rescue dogs out there. And to all the pets out there with unknown birth dates, we wish you a very Happy DOGust Birthday!
If you need some ideas to get your DOGust birthday party celebration started, check out these suggestions from 1-800-PetMeds®.
Celebrate DOGust with a 1-800-PetMeds® Sweepstakes
Would you like to celebrate DOGust with your adopted shelter dog (or cat!) too? 1-800-PetMeds® is having a DOGust birthday celebration sweepstakes starting today.
To enter the sweepstakes, visit the 1-800-PetMeds® DOGust sweepstakes page HERE and complete the entry form. Five winners will be randomly selected to win a package of prizes that includes the following:
- $75 gift certificate toward 1-800-PetMeds® order
- 1-800-PetMeds® Max or Molly toy*
- 1-800-PetMeds® branded pet products*
- *packages will be tailored to cats or dogs
In addition to winning all of these goodies for your own rescue pet, the shelter or rescue from which you adopted will also receive a prize! The shelters/rescues the 5 winners adopted their pets from will each receive 100 Advantage II and/or K9 Advantix II adoption kits.
Contest open August 1 to August 30 to U.S. residents 18+ with adopted dogs and/or cats. The winners will be randomly selected and notified August 31, 2015. One entry per person. You do not need to share your pet’s adoption story in order to enter, but 1-800-PetMeds® will be sharing some adoption stories on their blog and will send small prize packages to any featured pets.
What's your adopted cat's or dog's story? Share their story and photo at 1-800-PetMeds® HERE to celebrate DOGust and enter this fun sweepstakes!
This post is sponsored by 1-800-PetMeds®. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the1-800-PetMeds' DOGust Sweepstakes, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. 1-800-PetMeds® is not responsible for the content of this article.