6 Pawsome Reasons to Adopt a Mutt

At v-dog, we're all about adoption, foster, and rescue! Here are our top 6 reasons why adopting a mutt is the logical and ethical choice over buying from a breeder.

1. By adopting a mutt, you're saving a life.

According to the Humane Society, 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year. Sadly, 2.7 million of them are euthanized due to lack of space and resources. Adopting a pup saves their life and allows another dog to be housed in their place.

2. Mutts tend to live longer.

Due to inbreeding and artificial selection, purebred dogs tend to be prone to genetic disorders and other health problems. Widening the gene pool helps reduce the risk of these issues in mixed breeds.

3. Mutts are one of a kind.

Chances are, you won't see another dog quite like your mutt! With unique genetics, your mixed breed is truly one of a kind, and people will be stopping you on the street to ask you all about them.

4. By adopting a mutt, you're raising awareness for adoption and rescue.

Your pup is a great conversation starter, and each time somebody asks you about them you'll have the opportunity to rave about the benefits of adoption!

5. Mutts are more affordable.

Purebred dogs can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Alternatively, adoption fees are much lower and go towards the care of other animals in need.

6. Mutt adoption helps combat cruel puppy mill practices. 

“A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs,” says the ASPCA. Supporting a business that breeds strictly for profit perpetuates this practice and exacerbates health issues and mistreatment.

Check out your local animal shelter or rescue organization to meet your new BFF! Need help getting started? Visit theshelterpetproject.org to search by ZIP code.

Photos courtesy of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue and Family Dog Rescue, both doing incredible work in San Francisco to find homes for pups in need! Click on their images above to learn more about them.

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Hooray for mutts! Here at v-dog, we're proud to make plant-based products for dogs off all shapes and sizes. Since 2005, we've seen thousands of dogs live long, happy lives on our veterinarian-recommended, nutritionally complete formula. These pups reap all the benefits of a hypoallergenic, plant-based diet - from higher energy levels and reduced joint pain to easier digestion and smooth, healthy coats!

Read stories from some of our canine customers here!

Curious about a vegan diet for your own pup? Learn more at the links below or email us at support@v-dog.com.

Dogs are not Wolves: Amylase, Starch Digestion, and Vegan Diets

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Source: Huffington Post

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