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Celebrate National Mutt Day on December 2

11/30/2012 by Healthy Paws
November 30th, 2012 by Healthy Paws
        

Ask any pet parent – rescue dogs make the best pets ever. Here at Healthy Paws, we believe in the bond between human and canine. There are thousands of abandoned dogs in animal shelters. On December 2, celebrate National Mutt Day and bring home a furry new family member! Here are five reasons why mutts have the most to offer.

5. They have less health problems.

Mixed breed rescue dogs are notorious for being hardy, healthy animals. Mutts are less susceptible to genetic diseases like hip dysplasia, cancer, and allergies. Some argue that dogs from shelters have illnesses like parasites, mange, or kennel cough. These health conditions are acute (occurring for a short time), not chronic (constantly recurring). If vet costs are an issue for you, mutts are healthier than purebreds.

4. You won’t find a more 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. Mutts are one of a kind!

Every mutt is a unique mix of breeds. Purebred dogs are bred to meet certain breed standards – they all look the same! If you want a dog with a distinctive appearance, a rescue dog is the pet for you.

2. They’re already trained.

Most adoptable mutts aren’t puppies – they’re older, experienced dogs. 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.

Over 75% of all dogs in animal shelters are mixed breed. When you adopt a rescue dog, you’re saving a life! Animals from breeders and pet stores often come from puppy mills. By adopting a rescue dog, you won’t be supporting inhumane businesses.






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