Celebrating National Mutt Day: Why Adopting a Mutt is a Great Choice

Jul 31, 2023

In the world of canine companions, every dog is special. From the noble Great Dane to the energetic Jack Russell Terrier, there are countless purebred dogs that have captured our hearts. However, there is one category of dogs that often gets overlooked – the mutts, or mixed-breed dogs. To celebrate and honor these unique pups, we mark National Mutt Day on our calendars every July 31 and December 2.

National Mutt Day is not just a day; it's a movement. It's a day when we shine a spotlight on these often overlooked four-legged friends who are just as capable of bringing joy and love into our lives. Mutts make up a significant proportion of the dogs in need of homes. This day is therefore dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the world and encouraging the adoption of these lovable pets.

So, you may ask, why is National Mutt Day celebrated? It's because we believe every dog, regardless of its pedigree, deserves a chance to live a happy and fulfilled life. Celebrating National Mutt Day reminds us all of the charm and resilience of mixed-breed dogs, encouraging us to open our hearts and homes to them.

One might wonder, how do we celebrate National Mutt Day? Well, you can celebrate in a variety of ways. Visit your local animal shelter and consider adopting a mutt. If you aren’t in a position to adopt, you could volunteer your time or donate to the cause. Even sharing posts about National Mutt Day on social media can help raise awareness.

The Benefits of Adopting a Mutt

When considering the adoption of a pet, it’s important to understand the many benefits of welcoming a mutt into your life.


Mixed breed dogs often have fewer health problems than their purebred counterparts due to the diversity of their genes. They can have a lower risk of inheriting specific breed-related diseases.


No two mutts are alike. Each mutt is a unique mix of different breeds, which leads to a wide range of appearances, sizes, and personality traits.


Mixed breeds can often adapt more easily to a variety of households and living conditions, from large families to single-person homes, from the city to the countryside.

As we celebrate National Mutt Day on July 31, we ask that you spread the word and consider giving a loving home to a mixed-breed dog. It's a decision that brings immeasurable rewards – the faithful companionship, the unconditional love, and the joy that a happy dog can bring into our lives.

Let's celebrate all the mutts and mixed-breed dogs that make our lives so great, not just once, but twice a year! Remember, in the world of dogs, love is the best breed.