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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  1. We are celebrating my Pug’s birthday with a bath and special treats. We will also visit my friend

  2. Hello. For my boys 11th Birthday, we are going to Allaire State Park then pupcakes later with his little friend

  3. We celebrated our rescue Annie’s 9th birthday with a giant dog treat and a zillion kisses! We love 💕 you Annie

  4. Our 4 rescue dogs celebrate birthdays by going for a hike in a state park and following that with some puppy ice cream and cake!

  5. We always make Wyatt a treat for his birthday and he gets a new play toy that makes noise and we can play fetch with. He loves the attention and special treats. 🙂 He’s still a puppy at heart.

  6. My dogs birthday isn’t until April 7th but when it arrives we plan on giving her, her favorite summer treat. Her favorite summer treat is an apple yogurt goodie (that’s what we call it) I make it by putting plain Chobani Greek yogurt in a 3 oz plastic cup, freeze it then add chicken broth and diced gala apples and top it off with a Blue Buffalo pumpkin and cinnamon biscuit and freeze it until hard…Cut off the plastic and she has a feast…

  7. My dogs just love Birthday Parties!!

  8. My baby boy tiernan is having his first birthday october 2nd and I plan on throwing him a pawty and getting him a dog cake for him to eat with his fur brother giannis!

  9. Skully has a trip to the beach! His favorite place ever!! He loves swimming in the ocean!! Tucker gets a big cow bone for his birthday. They both always get cooked spinach (one of their favorites) and whole grains.

  10. We celebrated phoebe & Henry, brother & sister golden doodles, in may with a car ride and some puppy ice cream!

  11. We celebrated phoebe & Henry, brother & sister golden doodles, in may with a car ride and some puppy ice cream!

  12. Our Cinnamon is a rescue, so we don’t know her actual birthday (we’re guessing it’s sometime in August). We celebrate her “gotcha” day in November by showering her with extra love, taking her on a longer walk than normal (weather permitting), and getting her a new toy (her favorites are the squeaky hedgehogs) and some DreamBones.

  13. Eleven will get to do her favorite thing. Baseball!!! She will be 3 in October and we will celebrate with her fans…. I mean the fans at her human brothers game. She will get all the pets and extra play time with the kids at he park. Then she will snuggle 🥰 with us all wrapped up in her next favorite thing, a fluffy blanket 💤.

  14. Eleven will get to do her favorite thing. Baseball!!! She will be 3 in October and we will celebrate with her fans…. I mean the fans at her human brothers game. She will get all the pets and extra play time with the kids at he park. Then she will snuggle 🥰 with us all wrapped up in her next favorite thing, a fluffy blanket 💤.

  15. Miss Eleven will get to do her favorite thing. Baseball!!! She will be 3 in October and we will celebrate with her fans…. I mean the fans at her human brothers game. She will get all the pets and extra play time with the kids at he park. Then she will snuggle 🥰 with us all wrapped up in her next favorite thing, a fluffy blanket 💤.

  16. Valerie turned 5 this August. She’s our sweet baby girl. We got her after our oldest son passed in 2017. He would’ve loved her so much 🥺

  17. On my Maltipoo’s birthday we take them to our farm and let them take a hike through the woods with us, ride the 4×4 with us, and lastly jump off the pier into our lake and swim with us. Lastly they each get a big grilled hamburger (once it has cooled down) and after all of that they are wiped out exhausted. They love birthdays.

  18. Our mountain cur loves the beach. So her birthday celebration begins with some serious time at the dog beach in Wildwood balancing “me” time with frolicking with other dogs. After a good bath and canine massage, she takes a nap to prepare her for the rest of her day. She selects the route of her walk, maybe 2 if the weather is great! She has a special meal capped off by her opening her presents.

  19. my 2 rescue dogs are having frozen peanut butter treats followed by a sudsy bath and abundant fresh, dry towels!

  20. Our rescue Lacie has a Birthday everyday!! But on her “official” birthday 8/9 (the one the shelter designated) she gets a bigger birthday treat. She is well loved!!

  21. Brandi celebrated her ninth birthday in May with special treats and cake.

  22. Jax was adopted two years ago and is about 5 yrs. old and is a velcro dog and so well behaved! We just love him.
    We will celebrate his birthday with a spa day and some special treats!
    Jordi Blakslee

  23. Our beagle Ranger loves to celebrate his birthday with a cat ride and a pup cup of vanilla ice cream.

  24. My dog birthday will be 2 weeks from today cause I had COVID. She will have her own birthday 🎂 n visit family giving her gift toys she loves some gives outfits.

  25. We celebrate by visiting the grandparents and picking up a pup cup on the way home.

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