Today is a day to celebrate your mutts! 

Dog wash, puppy gets a bath

National Mutt Day was created in 2005 to help raise awareness for...well, mutts!

Here's what National Mutt Day's official website has to say about the "holiday:"

National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs abandoned and 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.

This special day was created to be celebrated on two dates per year, to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation, as approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds. Most pure breeds that end up in the shelter are generally rescued quickly by either the public wanting a “less expensive” pure bred dog or by a pure breed rescue. The day’s mission is to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes and to celebrate the amazing characteristics that the mix of breeds creates in each individual dog.

Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs - such as bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and guiding the blind. There are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home. One of the country's most famous movie dogs is Benji, is a mixed breed Terrier.

I happen to be the owner of two mutts, and I have to say they're the best! Wrigley and George are both rescues, but they definitely fall under the category of "pit mixes"  so who knows in actuality what they are.  All I know is they're 100% adorable, and sweet!


So in honor of National Mutt Day, here's a list of places in the Tri-state you should consider checking out to find your next furry best friend! You may just find the perfect match you've been looking for!

Here's some great places to rescue your next best friend in the Tri-State!

If I forgot any, don't hesitate to let me know! I'm happy to keep this list updated!

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