By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Did you celebrate your rescue pup Monday? If not, you better give them some extra treats because it’s Dogust 1st.

Since a lot of owners don’t know their rescue dog’s actual birthdays, Aug. 1 is the universal birthday for all of the pups.

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Shelters around the country, including the Pennsylvania SPCA, are using the celebration as a chance to push for more adoptions.

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“There is such a need for homes for these adoptable animals, you know their intakes are up. Our adoptions are down,” PSPCA’s Public Relations Director Gillian Kocher said.

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The PSPCA says they’ll be pushing for more adoptions throughout the week.