National Mutt Day - July 31
Mon, Jul 31, 2023

National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day is dedicated to the most amazing, cute, and loyal animals – ordinary mutts, or mixed breed dogs. The holiday is celebrated on July 31st. Its mission is to motivate people to adopt dogs from shelters and give them care and love. It is the mongrels with their devotion that make our life kinder, cleaner, and 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 stray dogs, as well as the problem of euthanasia due to their rapid reproduction. Colleen Page wanted to show 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 mixed breed dogs are the most loyal and love their owners to no end.
  • Thanks to the mixing of genes, mongrels cope with diseases and endure other difficulties and trials more easily.
  • Mutts, according to statistics, live longer, get sick less and, of course, deserve love and care.

How to take part

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

When is National Mutt Day celebrated in 2023?

National Mutt Day is observed on July 31 each year.


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