When it comes to holidays, July 31 has gone to the dogs – literally. It’s Mutt’s Day, an annual “howliday” dedicated to those lovable pooches without a pedigree.
Those Lovable Mutts
While some people prefer purebreds, mutts are a combination of various breeds and are available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. Each one is unique and special. Mutts make wonderful pets and lifelong companions regardless of their heritage. While the origins of this particular holiday are unknown, there is another special howliday dedicated to those lovable and loyal mixed breeds or Heinz 57s. National Mutt Day, created by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige, is celebrated in December.
Adopt, Adopt, Adopt
Due to the current economic conditions and high unemployment rate, many animal shelters across the nation have been inundated with cats and dogs. Millions of unwanted, neglected and abused dogs and cats are currently in animal shelters waiting for someone like you to give them a chance. Sadly, through no fault of their own, many of these beautiful animals will die waiting for someone to adopt them.
If you have been considering adopting a pet, today is the “purrfect” day to give an animal his or her ‘furever’ home. Please visit your local animal shelter and help save a life, before it’s too late!
- Sadly, more than 370,000 pets are desperately searching for forever homes right now at PetFinder. Can you help provide a happy tail?
- Humane Society – Visit the “largest and most effective animal protection organization” in America.
Dangerous Dog Days of Summer
As a large portion of America endures scorching temperatures and drought conditions, it’s important to remember to not only take care of ourselves and each other during the dog days of summer, but our pets too. Heat can be deadly for humans and animals. Please do not leave animals unattended in vehicles and make sure they have proper shelter and plenty of fresh water to drink.
Homemade Doggy Treats
- Why not treat Fido to a refreshing Peanut Butter Popsicle in honor of the event?
- These homemade Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats are simple to make. All you need is some vanilla yogurt and peanut butter.
- These homemade Yogurt Pups include plain, non-fat yogurt, water and chicken bouillon.