Mars announced that this year, mixed breed dogs in the US will have the chance to be counted with the nation's first ever Mars Veterinary National Mutt Census.
Mixed breed dogs account for 53% of all pet dogs in the US, according to Mars. The National Mutt Census, to be conducted by Mars Veterinary , is expected to provide insights into the background of the nation's mixed breed dog population.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
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