August 1, also known as DOGust: the universal birthday celebration for shelter dogs, adopted, and rescued dogs whose exact birthdays are unknown.

The holiday is observed at spcaLA, where Gayle met several shelter dogs available for adoption and learned what potential pet parents should know about pet adoption because owning a pet is a lifetime commitment.

DOGust! Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs Adopt & Celebrate with a Donation for spcaLA Shelter Dogs
spcaLA PD Pitchfork Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 East Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90815

Fresh dog birthday treats are sold at The Dog Bakery at the Original Farmers Market.

6333 West 3rd St. #710
Los Angeles, CA 90036

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732, email Gayle at or Tweet / Instagram Gayle at ktlagayle.

Gayle Anderson reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 1, 2022.