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National Mutt Day

July 31

National Mutt Day - July 31

National Mutt Day is dedicated to the most amazing, cute, loyal animals – ordinary mutts, that is, mixed breed dogs. The holiday is celebrated every year on July 31st. The mission of the holiday is to motivate people to take dogs from shelters, give them care and love. It is the mongrels with their devotion that make our life kinder, cleaner, brighter, they deserve attention, so National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year – also on December 2.

The History

The holiday was founded by animal rights activist Colleen Page in 2005. She wanted to draw public attention to the problem of abandoned dogs, as well as the problem of euthanasia due to rapid reproduction. Colleen Page wanted to show that mixed breed dogs need to be saved. According to statistics, 8 out of 10 animals in shelters are mongrels. This happens because purebred pets are taken first.

Interesting Facts

  • Dogs accept and love their owners and the power of that love is indescribable.
  • Many people claim that mixed breed dogs are the most loyal and love their owners to no end.
  • Thanks to the mixing of genes, mongrels cope with diseases more easily and endure other difficulties and trials more easily. In other words, as a result of mixing genes, the animal receives healthier and stronger genes.
  • Mutts, according to statistics, live longer, get sick less and, of course, deserve love and care.

How to celebrate

If you have the opportunity, take a dog from the shelter, there are a lot of pets that need a person. Become a volunteer and help the shelter, donate money or time – whatever you have. Volunteer work is incredibly important – you can walk the dogs, play with them. Even this will favorably affect the fate of animals.

When is National Mutt Day celebrated in 2022?

National Mutt Day is observed on July 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday July 31 2022
Monday July 31 2023
Wednesday July 31 2024
Thursday July 31 2025
Friday July 31 2026


July 31
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United States

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