As part of “Adopt a Black Dog” month we will be flying dogs rescued from Southern California shelters to PAWS and NOAH in Washington State. Both organizations have a 100% success rate with adoption and will be hosting the dogs for their post-Thanksgiving adoption events on November 28, Black Friday. Of the 75 dogs going on this transport, approximately 50 of them will be black dogs!
November is “Adopt a Black Dog” month
Black animal syndrome is a phenomenon in which black dogs and cats are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. Studies have shown that when participants are shown pictures of cats and dogs of varying colors they concluded that white cats were considered the friendliest, orange cats second friendliest, and black cats were considered least friendly. Yellow dogs were considered friendliest, brown dogs second friendliest, and black dogs least friendly. Darker pets were similarly judged less adoptable, and black dogs were considered the most aggressive.
Each year all over the country rescue organizations, animal shelters and animal welfare organizations hold special black animal adoption events in November, Adopt A Black Dog Month!