With National Mutt Day coming up on July 31, there is no better time to talk about the pawsitive reasons for adopting a mutt. We're all about adoption, foster, and rescue! Here are our some reasons why adopting a mutt is the logical and ethical choice over buying from a breeder.
You're saving a life.
According to the Humane Society, 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year. Sadly, 2.7 million of them are euthanized due to lack of space and resources. Adopting a pup saves their life and allows another dog to be housed in their place.
Mutts tend to live longer.
Due to inbreeding and artificial selection, purebred dogs tend to be prone to genetic disorders and other health problems. Widening the gene pool helps reduce the risk of these issues in mixed breeds.
Mutts are one of a kind.
Chances are, you won't see another dog quite like your mutt! With unique genetics, your mixed breed is truly one of a kind, and people will be stopping you on the street to ask you all about them.
Mutts are more affordable.
Purebred dogs can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Alternatively, adoption fees are much lower and go towards the care of other animals in need.
You're raising awareness for adoption and rescue.
Your pup is a great conversation starter, and each time somebody asks you about them you'll have the opportunity to rave about the benefits of adoption!