For the past two decades, the first Sunday of May has gone to the dogs—mutts, to be more specific. Created by author Karen Derrico, Mayday for Mutts is an annual celebration that aims to promote the adoption of mixed-breed canines through various events and activities.
Mutts make up 53 percent of all dogs, and 75 percent of all shelter dogs in the United States. Sadly, they tend to get overlooked compared to their purebred cousins, but having mixed or unknown origins shouldn’t make them any less deserving of a loving home.Mutts can be just as loyal, affectionate, and intelligent as purebred dogs, so if you’re looking to add a four-legged member to the family, why not welcome a mixed-breed pup into your home? Here are seven ways a mutt can steal your heart!