2021 was a year filled with periods of adjustment and a range of "new normals." During these times of change, we are honored that you chose to look to MUTTS as a consistent source of cheer and heartwarming humor.

This year, we were busier than ever! Patrick released two books in 2021 — MUTTS Go Green is a diary-style collection of eco-friendly comic strips and tips, and MUTTS Moments is the latest Treasury book featuring a year's worth of comic strips. He also announced an upcoming book with none other than His Holiness the Dalai Lama! Tentatively titled Heart to Heart, this literary graphic novel is set to be published in the fall of 2022.

To make time for this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration, Patrick took his first-ever sabbatical from MUTTS. With more than 26 years of comic strips to choose from, he left us with a few months' worth of handpicked strips so we could revisit old favorites in the meantime. Patrick's sabbatical has officially ended though, and brand new strips will again be appearing daily, starting now!

This year, we also gave the MUTTS gang a new digital home. The new MUTTS.com offers more to explore with better, faster browsing and easier checkouts. And finally, we are so happy to say that we joined 1% for the Planet, in addition to making contributions to the HSUS and HSI's Animal Rescue Team and our ongoing support of local shelters. Through 1% for the Planet, we support nonprofits that are committed to ensuring our planet and its creatures are protected.

Please enjoy a few more MUTTS highlights from the year, below. And in 2022, we encourage you to have hope, spread love, and to always be kind to others, to animals, and to the planet we all call home.

Happy New Year!

Much-Loved Comic Strips

November 28, 2021 Strip: "If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice." Meister Eckhart


August 22, 2021 Strip




Well-Liked Social Media Posts

Your Voices

"MUTTS just makes my day! Mooch makes me laugh out loud and Earl just warms my heart." — Jean H.

"As someone fortunate enough to have lived her whole life surrounded by wonderful, magical, perfection-in-a-fur-suit dogs, MUTTS has always captured those pet-life moments that mean so much, yet are so hard to put into words." — Loki B.

"MUTTS is a gentle and ever-present reminder of the sweet and loving relationship between pets and their people. It takes away some of the harshness in the world." — Mark R.

"There is always a picture of kindness in each cartoon." — Cathy T.

Top Blog Posts

Meet Ziggy: A New Furry Member of Team MUTTS

Something to Noodle On: Caring for Community Cats

What MUTTS Means To You: "I Am Not Alone in This World"

On Guard Dog

Cheers to 2022!

— Team MUTTS


Comments (2)

I love this strip. It always makes my day. Living with two cats, I r

Heather Stagg

I love Mutts! I look forward to seeing a new cartoon in my paper each day. And so many are on my refrigerator. My favorite of 2021 is a recent one with the cat reading the News of the World Update. So positive that I used it in my email to wish family and friends a Happy New Year indicating that things will get better. Thank you Patrick McDonnell for your daily inspirations!

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