Shelters and rescues are very aware of the stigma against black dogs and try their best to showcase their black pups often. Many will reduce adoption fees, or celebrate days like Black Friday each year or National Black Dog Day with special events to help them get adopted. Another tactic is renaming the dog periodically to garner more interest. For example, Winnie's Rescue, Loli's Place, recently renamed her "Princess Leia" hoping to spark some new interest in her. We also know rescues and shelters that have dedicated their time to rescuing mostly black dogs, we've listed a few below, but you will be sure to find many black dogs at your local shelters and rescues.
If you're considering adopting a dog, please don't overlook the beautiful black dogs looking for a home. They can be as loving, gentle and loyal as any other dog you are considering. So take the time to shake any previous misconceptions and open your heart to a black dog. You may just find your new best friend.
We ask that you share this article with friends and family so that they can learn more about Black Dog Syndrome, and so we can help Winnie aka "Princess Leia" find a home soon! If you're interested in adopting Winnie, visit her Pet Finder profile or email Loli's Place Rescue at [email protected].