It's National Mutt Day: Happy National Mutt Day To The Mutts & Parents

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

National Mutt Day

 

National Mutt Day: July 31

 

Today is the 17th anniversary of National Mutt Day in Charlotte (and everywhere else for that matter). Also known as Mixed Breed Dog Day,  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. All came from our local shelters in the Charlotte area. There's never been the slightest doubt in my mind that they have been the most loving, smartest, and healthiest dogs we've owned. But I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm biased! When people would 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. Pure-breed dogs can be prone to certain breed-specific diseases. Mutts are often healthier because they have a more diverse gene pool than pure-breeds. Genes from one specific breed can cancel out disease-causing genes in another. The result is a healthier dog which lives longer. 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! And I expect to share many happy years with him.

Check out the:

7 REASONS WHY MIXED BREED DOGS ARE AWESOME!

(Of course, those of us who are parents off mutts/mixed breed dogs already know these 7 reasons!)

 

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."

 

national mutt day July 31

 

 

By the way,  if you can't 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 (Mixed Breed Dog) Day is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageGreater Charlotte area residential real estate experts and mutt 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 (22)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We'll have to give Hercules an extra treat today for being a mutt! :-)

Jul 31, 2022 04:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wayne Martin hi Wayne... and that is a plan I would highly support! What's a home without a loving mutt?

Jul 31, 2022 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs good morning, Michael... haven't heard the Heinz 57 term applied to a dog in a very long time... I'll have to remember it. My Heinz 57 pups have been the best companions ever!

Jul 31, 2022 04:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kat Palmiotti good morning, Kat... my Bingo seems to celebrate National Mutt Day every day... there always seems to be a reason to give him an extra treat! :)

Jul 31, 2022 04:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Nina.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jul 31, 2022 05:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy, and thanks for stopping by... wishing you a lovely Sunday and good week ahead.

Jul 31, 2022 05:07 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not much of a pet guy at all but if I had to choose between having a dog or a cat, I would choose a dog, haha.

Jul 31, 2022 05:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

So nice of you Nina to get the word out about National Mutt Day. Our furry friends all need a good four-ever home!

Jul 31, 2022 05:50 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Nina Hollander, Broker Having a good ole mutt is great for a person or family. They seem to be well-rounded.

Jul 31, 2022 05:54 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Great Sunday Morning. Like the dogs all over the towns here, There is a dog parade at Mardi Gras in French Quarter,,

Jul 31, 2022 06:02 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a terrific day! bill

Jul 31, 2022 06:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... you know me... I'll take them all... dogs, cats, puppies, kittens! Love them!

Jul 31, 2022 07:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... yes, they do. Our CMP Shelter in Charlotte has stopped accepting animals... they are so full. We need more adoptions.

Jul 31, 2022 07:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Doug Dawes good morning, Doug... most everyone I know with a pedigree dog has some issue with their dog -- mental or physical. We never had issues with our adopted mutts.

Jul 31, 2022 07:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Eric Bouler of course, there would be a dog parade in New Orleans, Eric. If any city would have one, it would be yours! I'd certainly attend.

Jul 31, 2022 07:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - East Valley thank you, Bill, for taking the time to stop by today and leave me a comment. Happy Sunday!

Jul 31, 2022 07:28 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, I know Lucy is a tabby/torti, but Izzi I think is my "mutt".   This morning, she was carrying around her toy.

Jul 31, 2022 08:55 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Nina,  I did not know there was a National Mutt Day available.  I know we had one mutt when my little girl was maybe 5.

Jul 31, 2022 09:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... as far as I'm concerned, mixed breed dogs and cats are simply the best. I love them.

Jul 31, 2022 09:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... that's just too cute. Mr Marlow doesn't play much with toys... he just runs around like a dervish!

Jul 31, 2022 09:11 AM
Joan Cox

They both are chasing toys around right now, and themselves, and rumbling.    

Jul 31, 2022 09:14 AM