I was very excited to be chosen to be one of the sponsors for this event, as it is something that is very important to me.
|My face when I hear people don't like black animals|
Black dogs suffer from black dog syndrome. Black animals are less likely to get adopted than lighter ones. No one is sure exactly why. Black dogs can be harder to photograph, there may be beliefs that black dogs aren't as nice (thank you media for this), they may be associated with myths of being bad omens or guards of the underworld, and black is generally associated with evil.
Whatever the reasons, too many black animals don't get to find loving homes. I am very lucky that I have a Lady, who if anything, is biased toward black pets, because she knows about this syndrome. 3/6 animals in her adult life have been black. Lady says when people are selecting a new family member, they should not make a choice based on colour. They should look at the factors of temperament, age, size, exercise requirement, grooming, and possible health needs.
If you are looking for a new dog to love, learn about the available black dogs. The dog may not be the best fit for you at this time, and that is ok, but he/she should be given the same consideration as lighter ones.
Black dogs rule!
Your favourite black dog, Hailey