"In every heart there is a hole.
In every shelter, there is love in which to fill it."
National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige. Two days a year (July 31st and December 2nd) these dedicated days are set aside to raise awareness of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation. Approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds which is due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals. These two days were also set aside to celebrate the amazing qualities of mixed breed dogs...which you can learn more about by visiting www.nationalmuttday.com/.
Here at The Black Dog, we believe all dogs deserve a good home. That's why we partner with several animal organizations across the country to help make a difference in overpopulated shelters. We also hold "Dog Adoption Days" at many of our store locations throughout the East Coast where visitors can come in and meet local dogs who are in need of a loving home. To find out more about The Black Dog charitable partners, visit our philanthropy page.