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.READ MORE: 2nd Street Festival Bringing Beer Gardens, Food Trucks, And Live Music To Northern Liberties For 1st Time In 2 Years
Shelters around the country, including the Pennsylvania SPCA, are using the celebration as a chance to push for more adoptions.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Do Dogs Get Jealous? What You Should Know Ahead Of National Spoil Your Dog Day
“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.MORE NEWS: 9 Wounded In Shooting Outside Cincinnati Bar, Police Say
The PSPCA says they’ll be pushing for more adoptions throughout the week.