By | 31 Jul 2022 at 7:20 PM
DOGust 1st

It’s time to celebrate all the shelter dogs out there! On August 1, 2022, DOGust will be declared the universal birthday for shelter dogs everywhere!

This day is significant because it marks the beginning of a new era where all shelter dogs are given equal rights and access to the same resources. We hope that by declaring DOGust the official birthday of shelter dogs, we can help raise awareness about their plight and help make a difference in their lives.

So let’s all make sure to celebrate DOGust on August 1, 2022!

What is Dogust?

Dogust is a global day of celebration to raise awareness and funds for shelter dogs and their advocates. Back in 2008, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America chose August 1 (or “DOGust 1st) as the universal birthday for all shelter dogs, or as it refers to them, “mutt-i-grees.” This date inspires all of us to consider their plight.

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2. What is the goal of Dogust?

The goal of Dogust is to raise awareness and funds for shelter dogs and their advocates. We want to create a day where everyone can come together to celebrate the joys and successes of shelter dogs. We hope that this day will help to change the way we view shelter dogs, and inspire people to donate money or volunteer their time to help these animals.

3. How can you participate in Dogust?

There are lots of ways that you can participate in Dogust! You can donate money, volunteer your time, or spread the word about Dogust on social media. Whatever you decide to do, we hope that you will have a great time doing it!


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Why August 1, 2022?

Shelter dogs are our furry friends that have been through a lot. They are often abandoned and homeless due to unforeseen events such as fires, storms, and family moves. On August 1st 2022, we will celebrate all the dogs who have found their forever homes by declaring it “DOGust 1st” – a universal birthday for shelter dogs!

This day will be a day to honor all of the shelter dogs who have come through our doors and found their fur-ever home. We hope this day will encourage others to adopt or foster a shelter dog, and help them to see the limitless possibilities that these sweet animals have to offer.

We would like to thank everyone who has helped us make this day a reality. We would also like to remind you that every day is DOGust st for a shelter dog!

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What Will Happen on Dogust Day?

One of the best things about Dogust Day is that it celebrates all shelter dogs, no matter what their breed or size.

There are a few things you can do on Dogust day to celebrate all shelter dogs: visit a shelter, donate money to a shelter, or adopt a shelter dog.

Shelters rely heavily on donations and adoption rates to stay open, so please consider doing something special for Dogust day. Everyone who takes part in celebrating Shelter Dogs on this special day makes a big difference in their lives!

How to Celebrate Dogust Day!

On August 1, we celebrate Dogust Day! This day is a global celebration of all shelter dogs and their families.

Dogust Day is an excellent way to show your appreciation for all the animals that have helped make your life better. Here are a few ideas for celebrating Dogust Day:

1. Get a dog treat or toy for your pet.
2. Make a donation to your local shelter or rescue organization.
3. Share photos of your favorite shelter dog on social media using the hashtag #DogustDay.
4. Write a letter of appreciation to a shelter dog in your life.
5. Celebrate by cuddling with your furry friend!


It’s time to celebrate DOGust 1st! Shelter dogs all over the world are turning 18 this year, and we want to make sure they have the best birthday ever. We’ve created a celebratory website complete with photos and videos of shelter dogs turning 18 years old, as well as information on how you can help make their day extra special. Click here to visit our site and join in on the fun!