I've been an animal lover my whole life and I can't believe I'd never heard of 'Dogust 1st.'

According to the North Shore Animal League America, the first day of August is the universal birthday for all shelter and rescue dogs since most often their actual dates of birth are unknown. That's so cool.

Animal League America wants you to know DOGust 1st is about more than just celebrating a new fur friend. It's about adoption awareness, and making sure you know which type of dog is right for you or your family and whether you should adopt now or maybe wait until you're sure you're ready.

If you think you're ready to adopt remember every Tuesday KIIK 104.9 and B100 features a pet of the week. Take a look at this very cute adoptee.