Every day, potential pet parents in shelters across the country come across kennels that are home to adoptable black dogs. The result: Black dogs are often the last to be adopted. To help out our ebony fur barking friends, there’s also a pet vacation that sheds light on their plight – National Black Dog Day.
Founded by Colleen Paige, the celebrity lifestyle expert for pets and families first day in October has become an annual observation of the need to help black guard dogs be seen.
Black Dog Syndrome
Disinterest in canines with dark coats is so common that the name Black Dog Syndrome was coined to describe this sad situation.
Although recent statistics show that the tide for black dogs in animal shelters is gradually changing, there are still a number of reasons holding back dogs with dark fur when it comes to finding a forever home, starting from poorly lit ones Shelters that make darkness. Coated canines in cages are less noticeable and protect photos that fail to capture the noticeable features of a black dog, to the point of silly superstition.
National Black Dog Day now has special meaning for us at DogTipper as we added Barli to our family in 2018!
We encourage all potential pet parents to take a second look before walking past a black dog at your local animal shelter that may not have caught your attention at first sight.
In the words of author H. Jackson Brown Jr, “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” This time you will find the black tail pounding in the dog’s gaze thanks to your attention and the affection and hope.