Yippity-Yap—It’s Mutts Day!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:30am

Part Terrier, part horse? This sweet mutt is currently available for adoption at the ASPCA.

July 31 has gone to the dogs—and for good reason. It’s Mutts Day! That’s right, a whole day dedicated to embracing, saving and celebrating mixed-breed dogs. We can’t think of a more deserving crew.

With the desire for designer dogs still going strong, one-of-a-kind pups are often left with the short end of the stick. What gives? Mutts rock!

They can be well-behaved and loyal family members, they’re just as talented as their purebred counterparts, and do we really need to point out how ridiculously cute they are?

If you’re the proud pet parent of a mixed breed, we hope you’re celebrating Mutts Day by spending time with your furry companion! And if you’re thinking about adding a new pet to the family, please consider giving a mixed breed a chance.

Thanks to all for making pet adoption your first option!TM

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Kathy Mercurio

Bella and Moose came to us 8 years ago as terrified, abandoned puppies from another state. Today, they are our faithful and loving companions, each others' best friends, and the loves of our lives!

paula collins

I love my Bella, she is 1/2 pit and 1/2 pug. I call her my Pugit


LOL ^ That made me laugh. I love it! :D


My chance is an adopted mixbreed, part leonberger, and part footstool, he has the most WONDERFUL disposition in the world, he is nothing but a big sissy, and during storms will crawl under the covers with me. Scaredy cat.

Bianca Franco

I love my lil zesty, he is half dachshund and half chihuahua! I wouldn't know what to do without my lil pup! :)


Samantha is a half husky and half german shephard puppy and she is an amazing girl! She and her brothers were dropped off as unwanted goods at a high kill shelter in the south..I had her transported all the way to NH and its one of the best decisions Ive ever made! Love my baby girl

Margaret Lockwood

I love my mutt! Pixie is the light of all our lives. She has surrvived parvo by the grace of god. We are so thankful to have her as our fur baby!!!!!

Lura Spinks

I adopted a 5- 51/2 month old mutt from the local APL about two weeks ago. She is a part shepherd, lab and who knows what else! She is fantastic and has really helped me get over losing my previous dog to cancer, who was also a mutt. Go mutts :)

Theresa Hulsey

Our Mr. Baggins is a pit/rot/boxer mix - I call him a pittie rotten boxer - he is beautiful, very smart and stubborn. He is 6 now - we adopted him as a very small puppy from our local Humane Society - he brings alot to our lives!


I adopted my baby girl, Sweetpea from the local shelter before they closed. She is part pit bull and I think part weimaraner. She looks like it in the face.
She was the dog of a man that went to prison and the story is she guarded a pot farm. :(
She was beyond stressed at the shelter so I decided to foster her, but I knew I wanted to adopt he'd.
That week I want back ti the shelter and officially adopted her.
She doesn't like other dogs but we are working on that. She is a great guard dog and very high energy. But she knows when to be mellow. She follows me room to room and even lays in the kitchen by my feet when I do dishes. She is the biggest cuddle bug ever and I think couldn't ask for a better best friend!