View Full Version : The Black Dog Club

09-11-2009, 09:41 AM
The Humane Society of St Louis has started a "black dog club". They're echoing what those in greyhound adoption have long ago found out, that black dogs are more difficult to adopt. Yet my two black greyhounds, my little Tiny (lost several years ago to congestive heart failure) and Darlene are the two sweetest dogs I've ever seen. They both are extremely friendly and make excellent therapy pooches.


Join the Black Dog Club

http://www.hsmo.org/m_adopt/images/dogwithtennisball_175.jpgDid you know that black dogs are often overlooked at animal shelters?
Most animal shelters find it difficult to place large black dogs into forever homes. Black dogs, especially large ones like Labrador Retriever mixes are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs.
Some shelter staff think black dogs are more difficult to see inside their kennels making it hard to connect with the dog. Others think they don't photograph as well as a lighter colored dog explaining why placing their picture on the internet or in posters sometimes is not enough. Others think it's hard to see facial features on black dogs and therefore hard to gauge their emotions.
There is absolutely no evidence that color has any bearing on temperament, behavior, or health regardless of breed.

If you are thinking about adopting a dog, please remember that black dogs make wonderful companions just like lighter-colored dogs.
We at the Humane Society of Missouri believe that black dogs are some of the coolest dogs around. Adopt one today. (http://www.petharbor.com/results.asp?WHERE=type_DOG,color_b&PAGE=1&searchtype=ADOPT&friends=1&samaritans=1&nosuccess=0&rows=10&imght=120&imgres=thumb&view=sysadm.v_mohs&fontface=arial&fontsize=10&zip=63110&miles=50&shelterlist='MOHS','MOHS1','MOHS2','MOHS3','MOHS4' )

Black Dog Photo Tips:
<LI class=bodyText>Natural light always works best. Take your pet outdoors for the photo shoot.
<LI class=bodyText>Entice your pet with a squeaky toy or treats to get their full attention.
<LI class=bodyText>Borrow a family member or friend to help get your pet's attention while you take the picture.
Make it fun! If your pet won't sit still, make it an action shot!

Constitutionally Speaking
09-11-2009, 09:54 AM
That picture you posted looks just like my Reagan!!!