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Celebrate Mixed Breed Dogs on National Mutt Day!

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 1:45pm
Tan and white dog

Scamp (pictured right) is available for adoption at the ASPCA.

Given the popularity of purebred dogs, mixed breeds often get the short end of the stick. But these one-of-a-kind pups have just as much love to give. Today is National Mutt Day, which aims to celebrate and raise awareness about these special dogs. Besides making excellent companions, mixed-breed dogs also serve society as bomb-sniffing dogs, guide dogs, and even actors! Did you know that the beloved Benji was a mixed breed?

If you’re the proud pet parent of a mixed breed, we hope you’re celebrating National Mutt Day by spending time with your furry friend! If you or someone you know plans to add a canine to the family, look outside the breed box and open your heart to a mutt. You might find love in a shape or size you didn’t expect!

Show Us Your Mutt!
Today we’ll be highlighting mixed breed dogs across our social media channels. To participate simply share your photo with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #NationalMuttDay!

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