National Mutt Day was founded in 2005 by Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, (also founder of National Dog Day, National Cat Day, National Puppy Day & many more)
National mutt day is celebrated on two days of the year, 31st July and 2nd December, to raise awareness of the plight of mixed Breed Dogs in Dogs Homes everywhere.
The term "Mutt" relates to a mixed breed dog. It relates to the term "muttonhead," suggesting stupidity. A mixed-breed dog might also be called a mongrel, and it is typically the result of random breeding rather than being specifically created from purebred dogs.
Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs they are used for bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and as a guide for the blind.
There are thousands of healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in dogs homes and they can be as loving as a pure breed dog. They are waiting to be given a loving and caring home.
National Mutt day is encouraging people to visit their local dogs centre find a four-legged friend. If you are unable to give a dog a home (remember a dog is for life - not just for Christmas) give help in other ways by becoming a volunteer or dog walker. Or donate what ever you can afford, get family and friends to give food or dog treats it all helps.
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Hi! I'm Ann and with my husband John, said 'Farewell' to bestof on 31st July 2017 and are returning to the horticultural trade. Thank you to everyone past and present for reading my blogs.