Approximately 3-4 million animals are euthanized every year (1), many of which are mixed breed dogs. In honor of National Mutt Day, petMD.com has put together the top ten reasons dog lovers should adopt mixed breed dogs (aka mutts).
K-9 Tommy is a 7 ½ year old Dutch Shepherd. He has been a Tiffin Police Dept K-9 since 2007, partnered with Officer Jake DeMonte. In October 2011, Tommy was diagnosed with T-cell metacentric lymphoma. By the time it was caught, Tommy’s lymphoma had progressed to Stage IV.
It is clearly too late to desensitize your dog to everyday things like the doorbell and that pesky vacuum cleaner before guests arrive for Thanksgiving this year. As the sayings go, Christmas is coming, there is no time like the present and all that jazz.