Today is the day we celebrate those lovable little mixed breeds known as 'mutts'!

According to, there are two days of the year that are designated 'National Mutt Day', today July 31st and again on December 2nd. It started back in 2005 and is a day to celebrate one’s love for mixed breed dogs.

The website encourages people to adopt mixed breed dogs, volunteer at a local animal shelter, or donate to an animal shelter during the day. Many people also celebrate by sharing photos of their beloved mutts.

Photo by Spencer

Why celebrate? Bill Murray’s character in the 1981 comedy Stripes may have said it best:

'…There's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more lovable than the mutt.'

And let's face it, we're all 'mutts' aren't we?

Click here to read more about National Mutt Day.