October 1st is National Black Dog Day and the beginning of “Adopt-a-Dog Month”, so what better way to kick off the month than by sharing reasons why to adopt a black dog.
Just like how senior dogs are overlooked for puppies, black dogs are passed by for light-colored ones. Big black dogs spend more time in shelters and are at a higher risk of euthanasia.
The phenomenon is known as big black dog syndrome (BDS). While no one really knows why it occurs, shelters believe breed stereotypes and misconceptions that black dogs are “evil” play a part.
Countless black dogs are waiting in shelters around the country for someone to give them a chance.
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We hope to help by giving reasons why people should adopt a black dog. Read on and be sure to share with friends and family!
8 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Black Dog
- Adopting saves lives. By adopting a black dog you will not only be saving his or her life, but will open up a spot for another to be rescued.
- Black dog hair goes with everything and blends seamlessly into your black pants and coat. Win, win!
- Black dogs are just as loyal, playful, and loving as others.
- Black dogs never look dirty.
- Black dogs are easier to find in the snow.
- Black dogs are always ready for a formal occasion.
- Black dogs are cute and smart. Breeds like Labrador retriever and poodle are some of the smartest dogs and can have black fur.
- Not everyone is photogenic. Black dogs are said to not photograph as well as lighter dogs, but who wants to be judged on one photo?! Go to your local shelter and meet each dog to see which personality matches the best.
All dogs deserve a loving home, no matter the breed or color of fur. Prove to the world that black dogs are just as amazing as lighter-colored ones by adopting one and sharing photos on social media. Adopt don’t shop!
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