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Fun Ways To Celebrate Dogust
August 1, 2023

Did you adopt your pet from a shelter? If so, you may want to get Fido a new toy or a special treat: today is Dogust, the unofficial shelter dog birthday. A local Potomac, MD vet offers some suggestions on ways to celebrate with your canine buddy in this article.

Birthday Cake

You’ll find lots of recipes for homemade cakes you can make your canine pal. You can also buy cake mixes just for Fido online.

Photo Shoot

You really just can’t have too many dog pictures. This is a ‘pawesome’ time to get some cute snaps of your furry buddy. Choose a spot where the background will contrast with Fido’s coat. You may also want to kneel down, so you’re snapping your pup’s pics from his eye level.

Charity Drive/Fundraiser

Don’t forget about all the cute pups out there who still need homes. Consider making a donation to a local shelter or charity. Another thing you can do is host an auction, whether virtual or in real life, with proceeds going to your favorite organization.

Fun Times

Many of our canine companions love checking out new places. Take Fido on a fun trip, whether it’s to a local park or trail, or somewhere new. In addition to the major dog parks, such as, there are quite a few hidden gems, such as trails. Download an app to help you find new places.


Fido is always super cute when he’s playing with a new toy. Take your furry pal to a pet store, and have him pick out something new.

Splashing Fun

We’re into the hottest part of the year now. The heat can be rough on Fido! If your dog enjoys swimming, take him to a pet-safe swimming hole, and let him cool off there.

Yard Pupgrade

Do you have a yard for Fido to patrol squirrels in? Add a new feature for Fido. If your pup doesn’t have a doghouse yet, this would be a great time to get one. Your pooch may also enjoy a kiddie pool or a pet fountain.


At the end of the day, our canine buddies really just want to hang out with us. Carve out some quality time with your cute pet, and get that tail going!

As your Potomac, MD veterinary clinic, we’re here for you! Please feel free to call us anytime!