Pet Food Express Highlights Ways to Celebrate DOGust Day August 1, 2022

Pet Food Express Highlights Ways to Celebrate DOGust Day

To celebrate DOGust Day today, a universal birthday for rescue pets who don’t have a known date of birth and to honor the thousands of California dogs in need of new forever homes, Pet Food Express is leveraging its digital marketing channels to raise public awareness on how to help and share ideas of how to celebrate the special day.

Pet lovers will also meet dogs available for adoption and fostering and get a behind-the-scenes look at a shelter in need of support. The summer season brings the highest influx of cats and dogs at rescues and shelters statewide but the lowest number of adoptions, fosters and volunteers.

“DOGust Day comes at a critical time; adoptions slow significantly during the summer season as people are busy and taking vacations,” said Melissa Bacelar, founder of Wagmor Pets in Studio City. “What we’re seeing is more dogs and less homes, including foster homes, which makes the need for adoptions dire. We hope DOGust Day will inspire the public to adopt a pet or get involved by volunteering at their local shelter or fostering.”

“While rescue pets don’t realize it’s their birthday, we know they are grateful year-round for their pet owner’s love and support. This year, Pet Food Express plans on not only celebrating pets’ birthdays but also to motivate people to save more lives through adoptions and volunteerism,” said Mike Murray, Director of Community Outreach for Pet Food Express. “Our hope is for DOGust Day to become the single biggest adoption day each year!”

Ways to get involved to honor DOGust Day include:

  • Throw a party for your own pup or for shelter pups
  • Make a donation to a local rescue or shelter
  • Adopt an animal giving them a forever home
  • Call a rescue or shelter to ask how you can help
  • Sign up to be a dog walker
  • Become a foster parent

“Consistent with animal shelters across California, Oakland Animal Services is very full right now, especially with big dogs and kittens. As is typical in summer, we are seeing the highest intake of incoming animals and the lowest number of adoptions. If you are considering fostering or adopting, now is the time to do it!” shared Ann Dun, Oakland Animal Services Director.

Three California animal shelters held DOGust birthday parties in partnership with Pet Food Express to celebrate and bring awareness to rescued pups in need of new homes. Dogs attending the parties received gifts including the classic Kong Rubber Dog ToyEarth Animal’s Peanut Butter Dog ChewsPawsitively Gourmet Birthday Cookies and “Happy Birthday” Tuff Balls.

All three party hosts have dogs and cats, available for adoption. These include:

Animal-advocates interested in taking action in honor of DOGust Day can find shelters to support and pets to adopt by following Pet Food Express’ social platforms – FacebookInstagram and Twitter – as well as by stopping in or calling any of the

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