National Mixed Breed Day
Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital, Covington, Louisiana
It has been said that every dog has its day, but one-of-a-kind canines with intriguing ancestries have TWO days dedicated to celebrating their diverse DNA. National Mixed Breed Day is observed twice a year – July 31st and December 2nd!
So why adopt a mixed breed?
An estimated 80 percent of dogs who end up in the shelter system are not pure-bred. Just as a pure-bred dog, mixed breeds are ready to give pure love to their special someone. If you decide to adopt a dog with an unknown lineage, you are also helping to end the cycle of puppy mill dogs, who are forced to live in nightmarish conditions by backyard breeders, where they give birth to litter after litter which causes many to be burdened with medical problems due to harsh living conditions.
Many believe that dogs who are bred for a specific trait are more likely to inherit genetic disorders, while those dogs that have a complex gene pool, are less likely to develop illnesses that target specific breeds of dogs. That being said, it could also mean having fewer trips to visit the veterinarian!
Adopting a mixed breed dog from your local shelter or rescue facility costs much less than that of a purebred dog from a breeder or pet store. Many shelters and rescue facilities have their dogs up to date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and may even be microchipped.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind pet, you can’t go wrong with a mutt. Mutts come in all shapes and sizes, and have a veritable rainbow of coat colors and patterns to choose from. No two Mutts are alike, so your mixed breed best friend’s unique features will likely turn some heads and earn plenty of compliments at the dog park.
When you decide to adopt your new furry friend from a shelter, you are saving their life and either buying time for another shelter animal by freeing a space in a kill facility or saving another life by emptying a kennel at a no-kill shelter or rescue that will go to a dog in need. Each year 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters, where 2.7 million of them face their fate.
Here are a list of mixed breed dogs who played a role in popular movies!
- • Fairfield in the 2018 Netflix movie Benji
- • Pluto in the 2017 movie The Stray
- • Lucky in Dr. Dolittle
- • Spike in the 1957 movie Old Yeller
…plus many more!
If you can't adopt a mixed breed friend on December 2nd, please donate to your local animal shelter, as they all need financial assistance and every dollar counts! You can also volunteer to walk a dog or donate food and other supplies needed to your local animal rescue.
PLEASE help end the overpopulation of dogs by spaying and neutering your pets.
Call us today at 985-888-1566 to get scheduled for your spay or neuter!
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