Today is National Mutt Day! This day was founded by Colleen Paige in 2005 with the purpose of embracing, supporting, and saving all types of mixed breed dogs.
Unfortunately, mutts fall into the biggest percentage of euthanized dogs due to the constant over breeding and public desire of pure bred dogs.
National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate people about this matter. Mutt dogs tend to be healthier, live longer, and are able to perform equally as any other pure bred dog.
If you would like to support this cause please visit your local shelter and adopt a mutt! If you’re not looking to add a new member to your family at the moment, there are many other ways to contribute. Visit the National Mutt Day site to learn of all the ways you can help this cause.
The goal for this year’s National Mutt Day is to save 10,000 mutts throughout the country. Become part of this special cause and let’s make it happen!