Happy National Mutt Day To All The Mutts And Their Parents!

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National Mutt Day

 

National Mutt Day: July 31

 

Today is the 16th anniversary of National Mutt Day in Charlotte (and everywhere else for that matter).  National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters all over the country and to educate the public about the millions of mixed breed dogs desperately awaiting their "fur-ever" homes.

 

National Mutt Day, is the perfect day to visit your local shelter and adopt a mixed breed dog. My dogs have all been mixed breeds and have all come from our local shelter in Charlotte. There's never been the slightest doubt in my mind that they have been the best, smartest, and healthiest dogs we've owned. But I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm biased! When peoplewould ask what our dogs' breeds are, my answer has always been  "a pedigree mutt." I guess you could call me an Official Mutt Lover! 

 

WHY MUTTS ARE GREAT DOGS TO ADOPT

There are great benefits to choosing a Mutt over a purebred dog and one of the most important ones is longevity. Mixed breed dogs tend to live longer and have healthier lives than purebreds. Purebreed dogs can be prone to certain breed-specific diseases. Mutts are often healthier because they have a more diverse gene pool than purebreeds. Genes from one specific breed can cancel out disease-causing genes in another. The result is a healthier dog which lives longer. And I've seen it first-hand... our mixed breed, Gracie, lived a very healthy life to the age of 15. Now, we have Bingo, who is as smart and sweet and healthy as they come!

 

HOW TO HELP/SUPPORT NATIONAL MUTT DAY IF YOU CAN'T ADOPT TODAY:
 

If adopting a mutt today is out of the question for you, there are other ways you can show your support on National Mutt Day:

⇒ Volunteer to walk a dog.

⇒ Donate food and other needed supplies to your local animal shelter. 

⇒ Make a donation to your local shelter in the memory of a loved dog who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

 

Latka has a message for you just for National Mutt Day. Have a listen!

 

 

Listen to Latka! Here's a list of just three places where you can give a mixed breed dog in Charlotte its fur-ever home on National Mutt Day.

Colleen Paige, the founder of National Mutt Day said it perfectly:

 

"In every heart, there is a hole.
In every shelter, there is love in which to fill it."

 

 

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By the way,  if you're not able to celebrate National Mutt Day today you'll have another chance on December 2nd, when National Mutt Day is observed once again.

 

 

This information about National Mutt Day is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerageyour Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts and pet lovers/parents. We've been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers and their four-legged family members for 20+ years.

 

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (30)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina there is a little MUTT in all of us ....... LOL

I hope they all find happy homes.

Jul 31, 2021 04:39 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm looking forward to our next dog which should come in early to mid November, fingers crossed Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jul 31, 2021 05:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... you never fail to put a smile on my face... and you may just be right... there's some mutt in all of us.

Jul 31, 2021 05:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS how exciting, Paul... can't wait for the big announcement and pictures!

Jul 31, 2021 05:48 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

We had a DNA test on our Sheldon, talk about a Heinz 57, he is a great example...

Aug 01, 2021 12:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - whether the choice is mutt or purebred, dogs and the human companions often share good fortune.  When it is an ideal match, each day is worth celebrating.  

Aug 01, 2021 01:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

James Dray love that description, James... Heinz 57! Our Bingo is a mixed breed but he's like 95% black and tan coonhound with a touch of beagle in him. He's the best!

Aug 01, 2021 04:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs good morning, Michael... you've got that soooo right! It's always amazed me how the energy in a home changes when theres a dog or cat in the home.

Aug 01, 2021 04:56 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that all of the mutts will be spoiled even more today than they normally are by their owners.  Even better, I hope that all of the mutts that don't have a good home will be given one today!

Aug 01, 2021 05:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... that's always my wish, too... that the shelters get emptied out big time!

Aug 01, 2021 06:05 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Nina - you are totally correct about mutts have less breed related diseases and they  are fun. I notice along 95 that North Carolina is one of the most dog friendly states based on signs along the road.

Aug 01, 2021 06:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... I don't know about all of North Carolina, but I can tell you there are lots of families with dogs in Charlotte. We kid that our neighborhood might have more dog residents than human residents.

Aug 01, 2021 09:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, almost missed this post!   Unfortunately with no fenced in yard, a mutt/pup is probably out of the question.  Plus, Suki is getting settled in, and wouldn't want to change the progress.

Aug 01, 2021 09:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox very hard to keep a dog without a fence. Sometimes it's hard even with a fence... Bingo often does his escape artist trick.

Aug 01, 2021 11:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

Well I missed this important day but no doubt many celebrated.

Jeff

Aug 01, 2021 03:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - I am sure that many celebrated this special fur baby day.  

Aug 01, 2021 08:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina with three cats and a dog it is National Mutts day in our household everyday:) thank you for the reminder will let Diane know, Endre

Aug 01, 2021 09:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS to be honest, Jeff... I "celebrate" national mutt day every day in my home! And it's worth it!

Aug 02, 2021 04:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® good morning, Sheri... I know so many people who've adopted mixed breed dogs from shelters (as have I)... I love seeing a day to recognize those adorable mutts and their parents.

Aug 02, 2021 04:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... you may have two more cats than I do, but it's no less a mutt day in my home every day, as well.

Aug 02, 2021 04:07 AM