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Should You Adopt a Shelter Dog With Behavior Issues?

Today is National Mutt Day, and I'm addressing one of the biggest elephants in the room about shelter dogs: behavior challenges. While it's true that more than half of dogs at any shelter may be there because of behavior problems, here's what you need to know about these abandoned pups.

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  • It’s National Mutt Day 2023, which means it’s time to celebrate saving the lives of mixed breed dogs in shelters and rescues across the U.S. and the world
  • One of many great reasons to add a mutt to your family is that you can pick exactly the right canine companion for your household and lifestyle
  • Another reason, and the most important, is that you’ll be saving a precious life
  • When considering adopting a mutt, it’s important to learn which breed mixes might be best suited to your lifestyle; it’s also important to plan for how you’ll manage any behavior issues your new pet may have

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