Did you know black animals are less likely to be re-homed than any other colour pet?
Its black dog (cat) syndrome
Black pets have seen to be the least adoptable pets and are more than often the ones that get left behind at re-homing centers.
All due to their colour
The get overlooked due to many reasons, in favor of lighter-colored animals.
Some crazy reasons such as they are harder to take a picture of, or the colour black is evil or they look more scary and intimidating and you can’t read their expressions as easily as other colors,
The event was originally created to debunk the myths about black dog syndrome after animal rescue centers reported black dogs were often passed over in rescue.
And help more black pets find new homes.
I have owned a black dog who I adopted from Dogs Trust, he was bloody awesome and I have many pictures of him, He wasn’t only black, but a big dog too.
I do agree that some dogs were unsure about him, but would they still reacted that way if he wasn’t black?
Its hard to say, yes it is true its harder for other dogs to read their facial expressions, but they may have just been intimidated by his size.
These things we may never know.
So today let celebrate all of our black dogs, share them on social media and help more black dogs find new homes – maybe meet up with your friends today for a black dogs walk.