10, 000 Reasons……..National Mutt Day

How is 10,000 for a nice round number?  Today is the 2nd National Mutt Day of 2013 and the goal is to get 10,000 mixed breed dogs adopted.  Medium to large mixed breed dogs are often left to languish in shelters.  What a pity because they are such good pups!

A sweet and beautiful mutt

A sweet and beautiful mutt

Mixed breeds are often healthier than “name-brand” dogs and are just as apt at being guide dogs, search and rescue heroes or therapy dogs.  They deserve our love and affection just as much as Daisy Mae (Brittany), Luke and Trooper (English Springer Spaniels).  Mixed breeds are just as loving and fun to play with too.

Maybe you don’t have room in your house for yet another dog. You can still help.  Volunteer to walk some dogs at your local shelter…that helps with their socialization skills and gets them the necessary exercise.  Tell others about the need.  Donate a few warm blankies or chew toys. Maybe even part with a monetary donation.  Small acts of service or gifts added together make large differences!

Always remember to get your dog spayed or neutered to help reduce pet over-population and the heartbreak of putting dogs to sleep before their time.

Go celebrate a mutt!!


About coddlecreekpetservices

Billy and Beth Harwell own and operate Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek, LLC, a pet sitting service located in Mooresville, NC. We provide peace of mind for pet parents when they must be away. We service pet families in Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Mount Ulla, NC, Our two Springers, Luke &; Trooper, assisted by the able Brittany, Daisy do their best to keep us in line. We frequently share memories of our late Beau, a wonderful Brittany. Beth writes about the pet-human bond. Please visit our website for details about our services and check out our social media sites for loads of fun. Thanks for stopping by.
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4 Responses to 10, 000 Reasons……..National Mutt Day

  1. Bongo says:

    Mutts are awesome. I’m a mutt rescue dog. I hope the goal of 10,000 was reached this National Mutt Day.


  2. 2browndawgs says:

    Good ideas to help out shelter dogs. I try to drop off extra toys and food when I can.

    I do take exception to the notion that mixed dogs are healthier than “name brand” dogs. It is not true. If you talk to any vet, they will confirm that. Many have issues with their structure especially as they age. They are also susceptible to all the other illnesses of any pure bred dog, even genetic ones because some of those mutated genes have been around even before there were breeds. One of these days I am going to do a post on the topic, so thanks for the idea. 🙂


    • It is true that generalizations are not always accurate. We are owned by three purebreds and love our Brittany and ESS. However. we did lose our beloved Britt to lymphoma this past April. He was two days shy of being 8. Despite that we chose to adopt another Britt. Luke, Daisy Mae and Trooper all thank you for stopping by our blog.


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