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Happy National Mutt Day! National Mutt Day, is one of those rare holidays that is celebrated two days of the year, July 31 and December 2. Why twice a year? I’m guessing it is because mixed breeds are awesome!
According to the National Mutt Day website, 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds. I’m featuring some of the mixed breed dogs that are available for adoption from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Brady is eligible for a free flight home (in the US and Canada) and would be happiest as an only dog.
Cleveland the Boxer mix would love to have another dog to play with and show him how great life can be.
Igor is a handsome Newfoundland/Border Collie mix. Described as goofy, Igor can be shy around men. He loves playing with people and other dogs once they’ve become his friends. Though some dogs find him a bit too much, he is tolerant and listens to them well.
Hound mix Evergreen has the most soulful eyes. She is new to Best Friends, so check back later for an updated bio.
Griffin is a Labrador mix who loves being with other dogs.
Adorable Chuck Berry is an Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix. He is picky about his dog friends but passed the cat evaluation.
Cordelia is a Weimaraner Hound mix. She is really smart and excels at training – especially when food is involved. She’s a rock star at agility at the Sanctuary.
Safira is a Border Collie/Pit bull mix. She loves to swim and play outside.
Roark is a handsome Labrador/Poodle mix. He also has a good energy level and loves to do things with his caregivers.
Shiloh is a happy, active dog who loves his doggie friends. He has good relationships with dogs big and small. Currently, Shiloh is shy with people, however, she will accept treats from them. He also doesn’t walk on a leash yet. Dogtown trainers have developed a training plan to help him with these things.
Kitty is a curious terrier mix who watches all that goes on around her. She loves food, so hand feeding meals or treats is a good way to get to know this shy girl. Kitty enjoys shy dog classes at the Sanctuary and will take treats from strangers during class. Currently, she may be uncomfortable with people touching her. Her caregivers in Dogtown are working on leashing her so she can go for walks.
Express is a senior girl who is a real sweetheart and enjoys the simple things in life: going for a nice walk, sniffing a good smell, being brushed, getting belly rubs, lounging in the sun and taking naps on a soft, cushy bed.
Benny the Dachshund mix is active and food motivated. He would do best in an active home with an understanding person. A little patience and dog savvy will go a long way with this little guy. With the right person, Benny will be loyal, loving and snuggly.
Take this fun quiz from Paws Like Me to find your perfect match!
If you aren’t looking to add a new family member, I hope you’ll share these dogs or make a donation to your favorite animal shelter in honor of dog who touched your life.
Many of the dogs that end up in a shelter are lost. Make sure your dog is microchipped and wearing ID. You may want to keep track of your dog with a Whistle (a GPS tracker for dogs.)
I’d love to hear about a special dog that has touched your life.