July 31st and December 2nd are both celebrated as National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day.
Luke says he prefers to be called a “mixed breed” though I think “mutt” has a better ring to it for this day. However, we respect his wishes. 🙂
National Mutt Day was started in 2005 to raise awareness for mixed breed dogs in need of homes. Mixed breeds make up 80% of the dogs in shelters. One good thing about this awful pandemic is that I hear there are less pets in shelters these days.
We got Luke as a puppy from a rescue; his mama had given birth to her pups just hours after being rescued from a high-kill shelter. While he is a mix of several different breeds, who really knows how many, he has mostly traits of the Labrador retriever. He also shows his hound dog traits too though; he has an amazing nose!
This is the perfect time to adopt a mixed breed dog if you can, or simply make a donation to your local shelter to support their efforts in finding homes for these amazing dogs. ♥