Celebrate DOGust With PetMeds®!

Every dog has their day on DOGust First, the universal birthday for shelter dogs. To celebrate, PetMeds® is giving away a DOGust Birthday Prize Package.

According to the ASPCA, over three million dogs are taken in at animal shelters across the United States each year, many without records of their previous history, their past name, or even a birthday.

In recognition of adopted rescues and dogs currently awaiting adoption in shelters, dog lovers celebrate DOGust First on August 1st as a universal birthday for all rescue dogs. First coined by North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) in 2008, it’s also a holiday to raise awareness of dogs who are still in need.

Dog parents of rescues can celebrate by taking their dog on a special outing to their favorite park, serving up a favorite meal, or going on a shopping spree for treats and toys.

Rescue dogs in need of homes deserve to be honored too. Anyone can join in on the celebration by supporting a local shelter through volunteering, donating, or even adopting a new four-legged family member to give them the best birthday gift ever: a forever home.

There’s millions of dogs in shelters right now waiting to be adopted. Those who aren’t sure if they’re ready to adopt can volunteer to walk or foster a dog and might just meet their new best friend.

PetMeds® is celebrating shelter dogs by giving away DOGust Birthday prize packs to 4 lucky winners through the month of August. All dog parents are invited to enter for a chance to win by leaving a comment below.

The DOGust First Birthday Bash giveaway runs from August 1, 2022, through August 31, 2022. Everyone who enters from 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) August 1, 2022, to August 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET is eligible to win. 1 winner will be notified every Friday in August, starting 8/5. There will be a total of 4 winners

Win A DOGust Birthday Package From PetMeds®!
How are you celebrating DOGust? Let us know your dog’s birthday plans below, and you could win a FREE DOGust Birthday Package from PetMeds®! A winner will be chosen at random Every Friday in August , so everyone who participates has a chance to win! There will be a total of four (4) winners. (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!   

Congrats to our Week 1 Winner Michael Garcia in Georgia, our Week 2 Winner Pat Howell in Illinois, Week 3 Winner Jennifer Martin in New York, and Week 4 George Pruchniewski in Florida. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but we invite you to participate in our next giveaway and “press paws” on pain!

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  2. Our beloved friend Bodhi turns 6 in October. She will get a pup cup, cheese, and a new toy. She brings us so much joy!

  3. Our Bruno celebrates his half birthday ..he’s 10.5 years old English Bulldog. They don’t have a long life expectancy so we try to celebrate with him as much as we can! He always gets special treats & usually an ice cream!

  4. Our black lab Mia was found beaten and battered on the side of the road when she was a puppy! A great rescue saved her and we were so lucky to be able to adopt her. She is a happy and loving addition to our family!

  5. My Grayce is the most special girl.My neighbors and I celebrate her with homemade pup treats and frosty paws or now Ben and Jerry’s special dog ice cream for all her pup friends.She doesn’t know a stranger.❤️❤️

  6. My dog Marci 10/16 birthday I plan a field trip
    For the day in the mountains treats include
    Chicken jerky, play toys, her favorite activity
    Running in the mountains
    And of course rocky kanaka birthday cake 🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

  7. Gabby, our adopted Chihuahua, will get an extra chewy & even more than usual snuggles. She is such a champion snuggler we joke we should change her name to Velcro.

  8. My pug Brody will celebrate his B-Day with all his furry friends at our local dog park. Homemade Frosty Paws, treats, belly rubs, and silly hats for everybody…….even the humans!

  9. My rescue dog Gidget celebrated her 10th birthday August 5th! We celebrated with a pup cup, hugs, and a birthday cookie!
    For her birthday present Gidget got a subscription to a famous toy box!! Woof!!! Woof!!!

  10. Our Amstaff *Sexy Rexy* will be 11 on Jan 9th. He gets a new collar, leash, toy, treats for his birthdays.

  11. My furbaby’s birthday is next month and i got ted velvet dog cake mux and plan to make her mini cupcakes! Got her annual “its my birthday” bandana!

  12. My Chloegirl will be 11 on October 26 🐾🐾🐾she will get a nice bath, bandana and bully bone (her fave)…. We will also roam pet store for her fave treat, cookie bar bag and a toy! Wrap up the day with a walk to look for her bunny friends as she loves to do🐾🐾

  13. My dog, Harley Quinn, celebrates with some cheese, peanut butter, and doggie ice cream. On top of her treats she also gets some new toys and a walk. All her favorite things packed into a single day!

  14. I will celebrate with extra playtime, snuggles love and a special treat.

  15. Jacqueline KAUFMANAugust 16, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    We will celebrate by having a garden party, he loves to go around the garden and smell the flowers and watch the bees busy at work. He will be reminded on how much we love him and how he makes our family complete!

  16. My three dogs love having smoked chicken parties. They all love that as a extra treat for birthdays along with a new toy to play with.

  17. Both of my sweet pups were born in February. My oldest was a rescue so I only have an approximate date and my youngest is actually her daughter and was born on 27 March 2015! Every year I can I make them their own birth cake (thanks google!). On years I can’t be home because of work, they get extra bully rubs and and maybe to many extra treats from their grandma!

  18. I brought home all 3 of my rescues, Momma and 2 grown pups on August 19th. We will be celebrating with a bath for each (ok, not their first choice) and their very most favorite treats of wild blueberries and watermelon.

  19. Planning to give bacon!!!

  20. My rescue Oliver will be 8 years old October 29th! He is my faithful and loving companion. I always give him a little birthday party. His friends come over and we all celebrate. Every year ai pick a theme abd we all have so much fun! Party hats, games , snacks, usually a hot.buffet that I put tohethb

  21. My Brady is a rescued lab mix . He’s hitting double digits next month! We’ll be celebrating with an ice cream cake , a long walk , some toys, treats & love! Every year Brady tries to eat his birthday hat! I also rescued 7 cats , so they will celebrate too….from a different room! Lol

  22. Since I have 2 dogs, for each of their bdays, I typically spend a lot of one on one time with the bday doggo. Either at the beach or exploring a new place and always followed by a yummy dessert!

  23. I always make our two puppies a birthday cupcake with treats on top of it, they love it!

  24. I will celebrate the birthdays of my two rescues by taking them to the dog park and getting them a special treat—usually some kind of people food like a grilled hamburger!

  25. My dog buddy is a rescue. We don’t know his actual birthday. But he will be 9 on his gotcha day. Buddy donates 100.00 each birthday to our local shelter. He also gets a pup cup of icecream and a car ride to get it for his birthday.

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