//DOGust 1st 2023
DOGust 1st 20232023-08-02T08:56:35-04:00

Everybody loves a birthday…. Rescue dogs deserve birthday celebrations and that was the thinking when North Shore Animal League America declared the first day of August as DOGust 1st®, the official birthday of all rescue dogs or as we like to call them, Mutt-i-grees.

This year we’re getting the party started with free adoptions for dogs and cats 4 months and older from August 1st through August 7th at our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center.*

*All adoptions are subject to approval. Offer applies to adoptions of dogs and cats 4 months or older only. Offer DOES NOT APPLY to rescue dogs from commercial breeding facilities. Must be 21 or older to adopt. Spay/neuter deposit may apply. Available at our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center only.

Join the Celebration

Join the celebration when you visit one of these select shelter partners who will be hosting DOGust 1st adoption events!

Anderson County PAWS
Anderson, SC

Bobbi & the Strays
Freeport, NY

Dogs and Cats Forever
Fort Pierce, FL

Jacksonville Humane Society
Jacksonville, FL

Korean K9 Rescue
Long Island City, NY

Martinsville SPCA
Martinsville, VA

North Little Rock Animal Shelter
North Little Rock, AR

Palm Beach County ACC
West Palm Beach, FL

Puppy Love Pet Rescue
Roselle Park, NJ

South Suburban Humane Society
Chicago Heights, IL

Watermelon Mountain Ranch
Albuquerque, NM

Search For Dogs In Your Area!

You can find more amazing dogs closer to home when you enter your zip code below to find a shelter near you!

Get Your Celebration Kit

A kit full of fun including a Dogust 1st® party banner, party hat, crown and many other entertaining props.

Celebrate with a Gift for Our Mutt-i-grees

Select a gift from our Amazon Wish List. Our dedicated team has curated a special list of items for our dogs and puppies that are sure to brighten their day.
Amazon Wish List
You can also celebrate by making a donation to North Shore Animal League America to help us continue to find loving, responsible homes for all homeless animals in need.
Make A Donation

Celebrate on Social Media

Everyone can join the fun on social media! Share your favorite photos of your own rescue dogs and pups using #DOGust1st.  Start posting today, we can’t wait to see how you’re celebrating!