December 2 has been declared National Mutt Day!

It was created in 2005 by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige.
This day is all about celebrating mixed breeds and raising awareness.

Studies have revealed the largest percentage of euthanized shelter
dogs is in fact medium to large sized mixed breeds. This unfortunate statistic
is a result of constant over breeding, public desire for pure bred and
“designer” dogs and the growing problem of puppy mills. Puppies sold
to pet stores are often supplied by these mills and many times produce sick,
mistreated and neglected animals. The goal of National Mutt Day is to save
10,000 mutts coast to coast

We strongly encourage anyone considering an addition to the family to stop by your local shelter. There are so many animals in need of a loving home. (If you have your heart set on a specific dog all hope is not lost!

Check around theres bound to be a rescue group that caters to that breed
and they are always looking for a good forever home.) Statistics have shown
mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, live longer and are just as able to
perform the duties of many service animals. They are also known for having warm
easy going dispositions.

If adoption is not an option at this time for you there are other ways you can show your support. A donation to your local shelter is always needed and very much appreciated be it financial or supplies. Volunteering your time is just as valuable. Often times these shelters are short staffed as a result of a lack of funding. Tell someone about National Mutt Day and lets get the word out. The more people that know the greater the awareness and that’s the first step in making a difference!

Take some time to celebrate with your furry pals. We love our mutts!

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