National Mutt Day was created in 2005 and is celebrated on December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs euthanized is due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals.
Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs. But perhaps the best reason to adopt a mutt is this—you get to save the life of a worthy and wonderful dog and take a stand against ruthless breeders.
If you are unable to adopt a dog, you can always volunteer or visit a shelter. Post on social media using #NationalMuttDay and encourage others to join in!