Let's celebrate National Mutt Day

By Andrea Diaz

Published December 2, 2019

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Mutts. They may not be purebreds but they're pure at heart.

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National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by animal advocate Colleen Paige. It's celebrated July 31 and December 2.

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This pawsome holiday is all about embracing, rescuing and celebrating mixed breed dogs, according

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Why? Because every dog is the best dog, even if they chew on anything they see.

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80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds.

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No, they can't fly but mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved and they live longer, according to

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No one else will play fetch, watch you eat, or lick your face like a good pupper.

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So celebrate National Mutt Day by visiting your local shelter, even if it's just to give these furry creatures a hug.

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Here are more ways to celebrate National Mutt Day

  • Volunteer at, or donate to, your local animal shelter

  • Contact a dog welfare group or shelter about adopting

  • Make sure your little angel is freshly groomed

  • Take your furry friend on a long walk

  • Take a selfie and share it with the world! #NationalMuttDay

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