Yesterday, October 1st was National Black Dog Day.
This holiday was created to bring awareness to the plight of black dogs in shelters and Black Dog Syndrome.
Black dogs can take up to 4 times longer to get adopted than lighter color dogs. There are several reasons for this starting with the impression that black dogs are perceived as more aggressive than other colors. Any dog lover can tell you that hair color does not determine personality!
Black dogs are harder to photograph, so when shelters post pictures of black dogs it can be harder to see their facial features and people searching online will pass them by. Black dogs also don’t show up as well in the shelters, they blend in with the shadows and if they are shy or scared they may stay in the back of their kennel and are less visible and once again it can be harder to see their facial features.
Personally, I love black dogs and my world wouldn’t be the same without them! I have a lot of black in my wardrobe, and black hair blends in far better than light hair on my dark-colored pants.
We have had two black rescue dogs, Charlie and Annie and would like to give a shout out to some of our favorite black rescue dog friends. We are so glad your forever families didn’t give a hoot about Black Dog Syndrome and took you home to give you your wonderful lives!
We love you Precious, Sammy Davis, Lance, Elsa, Eivor, Mona, Sugar, Rosie, Anna, Geordie, Luna, Barley and so many more!