It's National Mutt Day! Today, we're celebrating our mixed breed dogs—and the smiles they bring to dog-lovers everywhere.
Founded in 2005 by celebrity pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, this holiday not only promotes dog adoption, but also aims to bring our attention to the adorable mutts in need of homes. Today (and any other day of the year), you can donate to animal shelters, volunteer to walk a dog, or simply appreciate the mutts in our lives.
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In honor of this special day, we've rounded up our favorite celebrities with their furry mutts. We can't take all the cuteness!
1. Amanda Seyfried and Finn
Seyfried is rarely spotted without her eight-year-old furry companion Finn, whom she adopted from the Best Friends Animal Society.
2. Drew Barrymore and Douglas Fairbanks Barrymore
This handsome mixed breed is one of the nine rescue dogs the actress has fostered.
3. Ellen DeGeneres, Kid, and Augie
The talk show host and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have a whole family of adopted dogs—Jack Russell mix Auggie was rescued from a local L.A. shelter, and Kid joined the family about a year and a half ago.
4. Charlize Theron, Johnny, and Berkley
The devoted animal rights advocate refers to her adopted dogs as "her children."
5. Hilary Swank and Rumi
In addition to rescuing Rumi, animal advocate Swank produced and co-hosted Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular back in 2014, a show raising awareness for animal adoption.
6. Miranda Lambert, Cher, Delta Dawn, Thelma, Louise, Bellamy, Waylon, and Jessi
The country singer and mother to seven rescue dogs founded the MuttNation Foundation in 2009, which is devoted to saving animals and ending animal abuse.
7. Liam Hemsworth and Dora
Named after Dora the Explorer, this lovable Irish Wolfhound mix was rescued from Wylder’s Holistic Pet Center in 2015.
8. Rachel Bilson and Thurman Murman
Known for rescuing several dogs throughout the years, Rachel Bilson adopted this adorable grey furball in Los Angeles.
9. Mischa Barton, Ziggy Stardust, and Charlie
The O.C. star is often seen walking her furry pups: Ziggy, a Pomeranian mix, and Charlie, a Cavalier King Charles mutt.
10. Debra Messing and Henry
This adorable mixed breed joined the actress's family in 2014 as a tiny puppy.
11. Zooey Deschanel, Dot, and Zelda
The New Girl actress adopted these puppy sisters from the Bill Foundation in 2013.