Black pearls are sought after. Black diamonds are
fashionable. Black dogs are often the last to be adopted and
are euthanized at horrifying rate at pounds and shelters.
Something is not right here!
While there is no quantitative data, there is plenty of
anecdotal evidence from shelter workers and rescue volunteers that
it takes longer to adopt a black dog than a light colored
dog. The explanations range from the bizarre with
superstitions of dark colored animals being linked with evil to
technical with dark colored dogs being more difficult to
Our spokesdog Noir has this to say about the Black Dog Syndrome
"Let me tell you this syndrome is absolutely ridiculous. I
have a heart full of love and a tail full of wags just like any
other rescue dog. There is nothing menacing about me.
Quite the contrary, I am respectful of my humans and other humans I
meet and I am a quick learner. I am a loyal and fun companion
- I just happen to have a beautiful silky black coat."
Help us disprove the Black Dog Syndrome by finding a home for