National Mutt Day (a.k.a. National Mixed Breed Dog Day) – Learn more HERE - is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd. Colleen Paige lovingly created National Mutt Day back in 2005. A well known Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen wanted to help bring attention to the fact that approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds or “mutts”. The two days dedicated to National Mutt Day help bring to light the very real, and very sad struggle mutts go through on a daily basis, simply because they are not as highly prized as pure breeds. But the interesting thing is, mutts are actually healthier overall, generally better behaved and enjoy longer lifespans. Because often mutts are not deemed as “pretty”, millions of them end up in shelters where they wait in fear, desperately hoping that one day they will find a forever home and be well-loved.
Are you looking for a fur baby to love forever? Make it a mutt! Visit your local shelter to adopt and provide a forever home. If adoption isn’t an option, then how about donating $5.00 (or more!) to your favorite shelter? Or consider another great way to help make a mutt’s future “Rosie". Visit Rosie Daze, a Shopify store and purchase a darling "Rosie Daze Dog Logo Tee", and 15% of your sale price will be donated to a worthy animal rescue shelter. Rosie Daze, an online fashion boutique run by a military wife, beauty vlogger and animal activist, Casey Marlar, regularly selects a new animal rescue shelter to help support through the sale of her selected Rosie Daze dog logo tee.
Currently, the Rosie Daze shelter in the spotlight is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). To date, Rosie Daze has donated $12,371 to the ASPCA. This impressive sum has been administered, tracked and reported nearly effortlessly by all the mutt lovers at Pledgeling. That’s right, using Pledgeling’s turnkey GIVE & GROW app, Casey and Rosie Daze (named after her own two beloved fur babies, Rosie and Daisy) have given back and made a huge difference in the lives of many, many mutts in need. Casey says “Being able to help these shelters and rescue groups brings me so much joy and I’m so excited to create this page to list each month where we donated to and how you can help!” And we say, “Thank you, Casey, Rosie, and Daisy!” You certainly know how to make National Mutt Day truly “Rosie”.
Want to learn more about how your company or business can make the choice to be a Give Back company? Pledgeling is committed to the passion of purpose and helping companies big and small simply and easily give back while growing their business. Pledgeling can help your company support the causes of your choice also. Download GIVE & GROW from the Shopify App Store HERE - and get started today or contact us and let’s talk about the possibilities.