In honor of National Mutt Day, our friends from Healthy Paws, the #1 customer-rated provider of health insurance for dogs and cats, is sharing five top reasons to adopt a mutt who has much to offer.
National Mutt Day
Rescue dogs make the best pets ever. Healthy Paws believes in the bond between human and canine. Over 75% of all dogs in shelters are mixed breeds. Celebrate National Mutt Day by bringing home a furry new family member!
Why Adopt A Mutt?
5. Mutt dogs are generally healthier than pure breeds.
Mixed breed rescue dogs are notorious for being hardy, healthy animals. Mutt dogs are less susceptible to genetic diseases like hip dysplasia, cancer, and allergies. Many argue that dogs from shelters have illnesses like parasites, mange, or kennel cough. Most of these health conditions are acute (occurring for a short time) and not chronic (constantly recurring). If vet costs are an issue, mutts dogs are healthier than purebreds.
4. You’ll have a very loyal pet!
Once you adopt a rescue dog, you’ll have a friend for life. Adopted dogs will be forever grateful that you saved them from a horrible fate.
3. Mutt dogs are one of a kind!
Every mutt dog is a unique mix of breeds. Purebred dogs are bred to meet certain breed standards – they all look the same! A mutt dog offers a distinctive appearance.
2. They’re already trained.
Most adoptable mutt dogs are not puppies – they’re older and experienced dogs. Typically, when you adopt a rescue dog, you won’t have to worry about house training. Rescue dogs are also savvy to household rules. They won’t destroy your house and will respect boundaries. However, not all mutts are fully trained. Always ask about a dog’s abilities and skills to avoid unpleasant surprises.
1. You’re Saving A Life.
When you adopt a rescue dog, you’re saving a life!
Happy National Mutt Day!
Celebrate the non pure-breed pups in your lives!