A day to celebrate the mutts we love

A day to celebrate the mutts we loveNational Mutt Day is Sat., July 31.
America has a long history of affection for mutts. Two of cinema’s most famous dogs, Spike from “Old Yeller” and Higgins from “Benji,” were mutts adopted from shelters.
Heroic mutts such as Balto, the sled dog who brought lifesaving diphtheria medication to remote corners of Alaska, are immortalized in bronze statues.
Even the fashionable “doodles” selling for thousands of dollars are a mix of two dogs, which is really just ...

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