National Mutt Day was started in 2005 to raise awareness of mixed breed dogs in shelters. Two days per year we celebrate mutts and try to educate the public about all of the mixed breed dogs in shelters needing homes.
What is so special about mutts? Our first two dogs and our most recent addition to our household have all been mutts. It’s fun to have dogs who are a bit of a mystery starting out….how big will they be and what will their personality be like? We can try to find out more about them by having DNA tests done, but in the end, we’re not quite sure what we’ll end up with. We ended up with very loving dogs with wonderful personalities and traits. It is sometimes said that mutts can have less health issues than mixed breed dogs. Since we lost Shelby at only age 6 to cancer, I can’t really say whether that is true or not, but it makes sense that they would be less prone to genetic diseases and conditions that purebreds can suffer from. Mutts are usually less expensive as well and there are plenty to choose from!
Welcome to the Tuesday’s Tails Blog hop, hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs! “This blog hop features shelter animals. Find a cat, dog, rabbit or other animal at a local shelter or rescue and feature them on this blog hop! Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!
In honor of National Mutt Day we are sharing a mixed breed dog that is with a local rescue. Coco is listed as a Corgi/Labrador retriever mix. She is a young female who enjoys playing with toys and going for walks. She is shy but will warm up to you, and will probably want to sleep in your bed!
**UPDATE – COCO HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!**
More on Coco:
- House trained
- Current on shots
- Will be microchipped
- Loves to ride!
- Visit her Petfinder page by clicking here.
Coco is with New Digs for Dogs Rescue, a non-profit volunteer rescue based in North Haverhill, New Hampshire. They do not have a shelter, all dogs are in foster care.
In other unrelated business:
Our giveaway for PETCAM by Chris Keeney is still open. It ends tomorrow night, so hurry over to enter if you haven’t yet by clicking here.
Day 2 of the #Advent4Dogs giveaway is open! You can win the products seen below by clicking on the photo. Don’t forget every time you enter, you are entered for the grand prize giveaway which is one of each of the 24 days’ products – valued at over $1000!