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Mayday for Mutts

Mayday for Mutts is coming up May 3rd. The term mutt, as you may know, is a euphemism for any dog that is a mixed breed. Mutts come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. One thing they all have in common? They can make great pets! An Ellicott City, MD discusses mutts and their special day in this article.

A Special Day

Mayday for Mutts always falls on the first Sunday in May. Karen Derrico, author of Unforgettable Mutts: Pure of Heart Not of Breed, started it as a way to draw attention to all of the mixed breed pets that need homes. It’s also a good reminder that, when it comes to choosing pets, Fido’s personality is much more important than his pedigree.

Why The Mayday?

There certainly are a lot of lovable mutts out there that need help. In fact, as many as 75 percent of the dogs in America’s shelters are mutts. If you’re ready to adopt a new pooch, please consider choosing one of these sweet pups. You may even get a ‘Pure Mutt’ certificate if you go to a shelter that’s observing the Mayday!

Helping Mutts

If you aren’t ready to adopt right now, there are still things you can do to help homeless mutts. Consider donating money or supplies to a local shelter. Even small acts of kindness can add up! You can also spread the word about local mutts that need homes. Who knows? Just sharing a post on social media may change a pet’s life!

Doggy DNA

Mutts can be mixes of any breed or breeds, in any combinations and percentages. With some pooches, you can likely guess what their parentage was. Others look like someone just rolled the genetic dice, with odd and often adorable mismatched parts. If you’re curious about your mutt’s bloodline, consider getting Fido’s DNA tested. You can order doggy DNA kits online. This may actually be quite useful, as the tests also screen for genetic health issues that may pop up down the line.

Celebrating Your Mutt

Do you have a mutt? Get Fido’s tail wagging by getting him a new toy and offering him a yummy treat. Ear scritches and belly rubs are also in order. We love seeing happy, healthy mutts!

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Please contact us, your local Ellicott City, MD vet clinic, today!

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