Today is National Mutt Day, a day that is celebrated two times per year and was created to help raise awareness of all the mutts in shelters looking for homes. We are celebrating since we have our very own mutt in the family. We don’t discriminate around here, we have purebreds as well, and we think every dog deserves a good home, no matter what’s in their genes.
The fun thing about having a mutt is that sometimes you just don’t know what to expect. We had Luke’s DNA tested and the results yielded that he is a Labrador Retriever, Pomeranian, Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund mix on one side of his family, and a mix of many other breeds on the other! It’s not what we expected but he does show traits of each of these breeds. He of course looks like a Lab, loves water, and he has the energy, intelligence, and loyalty of one. Pomeranians are known for being active, enjoying agility, and responding to rewards based training. Dachshunds are scent hounds, and Luke certainly has a hound dog nose (we hope to take him to nose work classes).
Not to mention how lovable and fun he is, and what a handsome model he makes:
How can you celebrate National Mutt Day? You could visit your local shelter and adopt a mutt! If that’s not possible you could also volunteer some time, make a small donation, or just spend a special day with your own mutt.
We will be celebrating Luke and his versatility, and he’ll get these special treats this weekend:
For more about National Mutt Day, and other things you can do to celebrate, please visit their website: National Mutt Day: Ways to Celebrate.
Do you have a mutt, and will you be celebrating today?
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
happy national mutt day so late, Luke you are such a handsome happy guy.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Happy National Mutt Day!
I’ve never had a mutt, but I’ve known some and they’ve been fantastic dogs. It’s great to have Mutt days to bring attention to the fact that mixed-breed or unknown-breed dogs can be wonderful pets.
Bev Green says
Now that is one fine Mutt! such a good boy 🙂 Mutts are super..like all pups really but to have a special day just for the heinz 57 variety pooch is super 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx
M. K. Clinton says
Happy National Mutt Day friends! ♥
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Luke – you’re one good looking mutt! Hope you enjoyed your day. The Boys certainly did! #embracethemutt
The Island Cats says
Well, we don’t really celebrate National Mutt Day, but we think it’s a great idea to focus on the dogs and cats in shelters. 🙂
Ann Staub says
Happy Mutt Day Luke! You are one good looking mutt 🙂 Enjoy your meatballs!
If the sweet potato can have its own day, mutts should have theirs. We love mutts too. and purebreds. mostly just dogs.
Heck those meatballs sound good to me too! You have room for one more? LOL
Dolly the Doxie says
Luke is definitely a great mutt!
You know I love your blog and your dogs that’s why I had to nominate you for 8 Photos of Happiness! Rules are simple. 8 photos of happiness and nominate some other blogs and thank Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet for creating this event. Tag, you’re it! Love Dolly
We love a good mutt, and Luke is an awesome mutt! Happy Mutt Day!
We always had mutts that we rescued from kill shelters, they were all so sweet too! I classify Daisy as a “deliberate mutt” since she’s two specific breeds matched together 😉 LOL. Wish I could adopt them all!
I like that term “deliberate mutt”! I’d love to have a Lab/golden mix. Our second mutt, Maggie, was a mix of that along with German shepherd, and she was a great dog. Someday….I’m with you, I’d love to adopt them all, but right now three keeps me more than busy enough! 🙂
Pam and Sam says
What a grand day to celebrate MUTTS everywhere! Have some fun!
Two French Bulldogs says
Happy Mutt Day
Lily & Edward
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Happy Mutt day!!!! Luke, you are just FABULOUS!!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
easy rider says
Happy National Mutt Day to your fabulous pup and to all doggies … I hope this is the day were the dream of a lot of dogs comes true: a furever home.