National Mutt Day | July 31
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National Mutt Day

On July 31st and December 2nd, National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save, and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year.


Millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters are waiting for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day is a great way to find the right canine companion. Despite the name, a mutt learns, obeys, and trains much like purebred animals. Their lineage is elusive and their appearances a bit hazy, but their companionship will be faithful.

According to the ASPCA, nearly 3.3 million dogs enter shelters each year. Each one needs a permanent home when these abandoned and often abused animals find their way to a shelter. Whether you like it or not, their potential is limitless. Adoption is often skipped. Some of the benefits of adoption are often ignored. Both humans and canine enjoy increased physical fitness as a result of increased physical fitness. Daily walks give another boost to social interaction. While humans develop patience, their four-legged companion learns to trust and new boundaries. For example, shoes are off limits for dogs as they investigate the numerous scents of the human life.

No matter what the human's size, shape, or demeanor of the canine, er, canine, the shelter will take the time to find the right home for their animals. They plan visits and have policies in place to encourage healthy adoptions for families and individuals. Although some dogs suffer from injury or illness, the shelters work with veterinarians to heal the animals before making them available for adoption.

Of course, shelters always welcome donations and volunteers. Even if they haven't found their forever home, dogs love walking, playing, and being loved. Every moment they spend socializing increases the likelihood of adoption.

How to celebrate national mutt day is the key to understanding national mutt day

Visit a shelter; if you are unable to adopt a dog, you can always volunteer. #NationalMuttDay is used on social media by the Post on social media, encouraging others to participate and encourage others to participate.

In general, you want to know more about mutts and dogs. To learn more, read 5 Facts About Dogs.

History of national mutt day has influenced national mutt day celebrations

Colleen Paige, a Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, founded National Mutt Day in 2005. Each year, the day is celebrated on both December 2 and July 31. For more information, visit

Mutt FAQ

Q. How many purebred dogs are found in shelters?

A. Purebred numbers in shelters are significantly lower than those that are mixed-breed. According to a report published in 2015 by the National Animal Interest Alliance, only 5 percent of the dogs in shelters are purebred.

Q. What are the most common purebred dogs found in shelters? Pit Bulls and Chihuas are the top two purebred dogs found in shelters, according to A.

Is there more mutts in the United States than purebreds?

A. More than half of the dogs in the United States are mutts. In 2010, Mars Veterinary conducted the first-ever National Mutt Census. The data collected revealed breed popularity, which purebreds were the most popular, and how owners care for their dogs. According to one notable finding, 53% of the dogs in the United States are of mixed breed.