Celebrate Dogust with APS!

When you adopt from a shelter, the staff does their best in guessing the age of the animals. So when do you party with your pup? That’s where DOGust 1st comes in – it is the international birthday for shelter pets! That’s right, it’s the official day to celebrate rescued animals and their importance in the lives of their humans.

Dogust, which takes place Aug. 1 each year, is a nationwide celebration for dogs whose birthdays are unknown. It’s been a holiday since 2008, when staff at the North Shore Animal League of New York set out to ensure even dogs without official birthdays still get their own special day.

Celebrate Dogust with us and read below the best way how!


Providing care for the animals in our shelter takes a LOT of resources – people, veterinary care, food, supplies and so much more. We count on donations to make it all possible.  Donate today in honor of that special four-legged friend in your life or for those who are waiting for their forever homes here at APS.

Donate items from our wish list!

We are always in need of many supplies at the shelter, from treats to harnesses to toys and towels. Click here for a link to our Amazon wish list or click here to see the full list.

Join us on July 29th at Oliver’s Collar!

We will be celebrating with our friends at Oliver’s Collar on Saturday, July 29th from 12:00-2:00 with adoptable dogs and treats from their bakery. Stop by to say hello and grab a special treat for your dog at home.

Join us on August 1st for our Dogust Birthday Pawty

Stop by HiWire on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30-8:00 to celebrate with your pup. APS will be there with treats from Oliver’s Collar, adoptable dogs, professional pet portraits with Assorted Poppies, and so much more!

Volunteer with us!

A great way to honor your dog and the many here at the shelter is to lend your time and a helping hand. Join us by walking dogs, socializing with cats, or helping with administrative work. APS is always looking for dedicated volunteers.

Throw your dog a birthday Paw-ty!

Check out some resources here on “What You Need to Throw the Best Dog Birthday Party Ever, According to a Dog Party Planner”

Make your dog a cake!

Here’s a great recipe to treat your dog.