Rescue dogs

North Shore Animal League America celebrates “DOGust” to help rescue dogs find loving homes

PORT WASHINGTON, NY — For many animal lovers, it’s “DOGust Day”. August 1st is recognized as the universal birthday for all shelter dogs across America.

On Monday, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan introduced us to a family who traveled to Nassau County to celebrate and adopt their very own pup.

Tyler and Allison Paulino, seven-year-old twins, were over the moon. Their parents, Jennifer and Gerry, agreed to drive from New Jersey to Port Washington in search of the perfect pet.

The Paulinos recently lost their beloved family dog ​​at a ripe old age and the pain will be eased, they believe, with a new adoption.

North Shore Animal League America throws a party complete with bath parties, hats, treats, and “pupcakes.” Adoption fees on all dogs over 6 months will be reduced by 50% here for the month.

“Celebrate them and why they are here, to help them find their loving home because that is the greatest gift of all,” said Nadine Grindell of North Shore Animal League America.

Unfortunately, pet owners in some parts of the country say they can’t care for animals after the pandemic.

“If you’re overwhelmed, if you’re going back to work and they really don’t know what to do right now, we certainly have plenty of resources,” said Michal Spiotta of North Shore Animal League America.

There are more than a dozen charity groups that help connect pet pantries, volunteer dog walkers, and veterinary bill assistance.

The Paulinos have found a match, now the twins must choose a name. It’s between Cookies or Ice Cream.