To celebrate 26 years of MUTTS, we’re asking readers to tell us what the strip means to them and to share some of their best memories of Mooch, Earl, and the rest of the crew.

We are appreciative of all the messages we’ve received, and we will continue responses throughout the coming months — so please comment below if you have memories to share. Thank you for the love!

“I love Shelter Stories! They bring such hope and awareness, and maybe it will change someone’s mind from shopping to adopting!” — Bari C. D.

Published November 8, 2019


“I love that MUTTS is not just a comic — it’s a comic that gives animals, especially stray and shelter animals, a voice.” — Ursula J. H.

Published November 8, 2018


“MUTTS mean inclusiveness, unconditional love, and reminding us to be the change.” — Audrey G.

Published May 7, 2015


“The Shelter Stories have encouraged my friends to adopt and not shop.” — Stephanie K. Q.

Published May 1, 2017


“I love the advocacy for all animals. Promoting adoption regularly is so special and needed.” — Theresa T.

Published November 9, 2013


“Mooch and the gang opened my eyes about adopting and rescuing pets.” — Sandra L.

Published May 8, 2015


“Thank you for speaking out for the voiceless. Thank you for raising awareness of the absolute need to adopt and not shop!” — Angel R. E.

Published April 25, 2005


“If I’m down, MUTTS helps me to deal with the issue. If I’m sad, MUTTS helps me feel better. If I’m happy, MUTTS gives me more reasons to dance.” — Ginny C.

Published September 16, 2020


Have your own MUTTS story to tell? Let us know in the comments or email us at

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