Did you know that July 31st is National Mutt Day? It’s the perfect to celebrate and raise awareness for the beautiful faces of mixed breed dogs. Designer dogs may be what people mostly talk about and desire, but mutts really do bring their own special spunk to the table. However sweet they may be, mutts have the highest risk of being abandoned and euthanized.
Around 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds
Because so many people desire pure bred puppies, plus overbreeding, mutts are over left by the wayside. When pure breeds end up in the shelter they are rescued much more quickly than the mixed breeds. That’s why Celebrity Pet & Family LIfe Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige created this special day to be celebrated on July 31st and again on December 2nd. It helps shed light on the overwhelming amount of sweet pups being left behind. Afterall, mutts are amazing dogs too.
Mixed breed dogs tend to be:
- Better behaved
- Live longer
- Just as smart and capable as pure bred dogs to perform tasks
They can be some of the most loving and dedicated companions you’ll ever have. And each mutt is supremely unique in their characteristics. What’s not to love about that? Most of all, you can snuggle your mixed breed knowing that you’re the only one in the world with a dog just like them.
How can you help celebrate National Mutt Day?
Thankfully, there are some ways you can help mutts in need. Of course, that it doesn’t mean you have to over run your house with every abandoned mutt you find. Here are a few things you can do to lend a hand.
- Volunteer the walk or care for dogs on the weekend
- Donate at least $5 to the local shelter
- Donate food and other supplies, like leashes, collars, poop bags and more
- Look into adopting a special mutt of your own
While seeing any dog in need is hard for pet lovers, it’s good to know that we can help. And that’s why it’s important to remember all the lonely pets left in shelters every day. As a result, you will help save lives and bring smiles to people all over.
Do you have a beloved mix breed? Because we’d love to hear all about them! So, tell us about them in the comments below or on a Facebook page. Don’t forget to include a picture, we’d love to see their faces! Also, don’t forget to contact us to help care for your precious pup while you’re away from home!