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From funny moments to heartwarming ones, dogs, like many companion animals, are there for us when we need them. It only makes sense that we return the favor by becoming kind and loving guardians to a rescue pooch (or two).

During Adopt a Senior Pet Month, we introduced you to 10 awesome senior pets, and now we’d like you to say hello to 10 equally awesome mutts in honor of National Mutt Day.

National Mutt Day actually falls on two separate days every year – today (Dec. 2) and during the summer on July 31. Why two days? Because, according to the National Mutt Day website, a large majority of dogs living in shelters across the nation are mixed breeds and additional awareness needs to be raised about their plight.

While demand for purebred dogs from breeders and puppy mills still remains high, if we continue to gush about the amazing mutts available right now in shelters then we might just see the day when shelter dogs outnumber bred dogs in homes.

Help give mutts a chance by spreading the word about the following 10 dogs waiting for their forever homes. As the National Mutt Day website says, let’s embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs.

1. Cookie from Project Pet, Inc. in Yonkers, N.Y.


American Staffordshire Terrier Mix

2. Smidge from Save a Dog in Sudbury, Mass.

Doberman Pinscher & Shepherd Mix

Doberman Pinscher & Shepherd Mix

3. Lucky from RetroDoggy Rescue in Commerce, Mich.

Bichon Frise & Poodle Mix

Bichon Frise & Poodle Mix

4. Cindy from Humane Society of Wilkes in North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Great Pyrenees Mix

Great Pyrenees Mix

5. Bonnie from Second Chance Rescue and Rehoming, Inc. in Gainesville, Fla.

Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull Terrier Mix

6. Momma from Haven Animal Care Shelter in Lubbock, Texas

Terrier Mix

Terrier Mix

7. Bear from Humane Society of Atchison in Atchison, Kan.

Dalmatian mix

Dalmatian mix

8. Harry from Rimrock Humane Society in Roundup, Mont.

Cocker Spaniel & Dachshund Mix

Cocker Spaniel & Dachshund Mix

9. Tinker from Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) in San Jose, Calif.

Rat Terrier & Toy Fox Terrier Mix

Rat Terrier & Toy Fox Terrier Mix

10. Hilda from Pet Allies in Slow Low, Ariz.

American Bulldog & Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix

American Bulldog & Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix

Check out Petfinder for more adoptable mutts, and read up on other ways to celebrate National Mutt Day right here!

Image source: Bad Apple Photography

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4 Years Ago

Bear is so adorable!


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