Same problem with black cats, actually.
Same problem with black cats, actually.
you made me sad.
but I have one dog and can't adopt another right now.
but it's true I adopted my jack russell because he was so cute.
I adopted a black dog from the humane society... 1/2 black lab and 1/2 chow. Black eyes, black fur even a black tongue. She's sweet and loyal. The poor thing was an abandoned stray living a hardscrabble life out in the country. I've had her for 6 years now and has a pampered life.
My black cat was a stray that I took in... BEST thing that ever happened to me.
He's about the coolest cat I've ever seen/known... and I'm not just saying that cause he's mine - All my friends and family love him to death, and think so too.
smh. why people hate black so much for? ain't nothing wrong with black.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
Also, being all black, they're not as bright and colorful and "happy" looking. No contrasting colors to make them stand out or show off their facial expressions. Humans I think are still genetically programmed to avoid the shadows to not get eaten by wild animals.
Black cats and dogs remind them psychologically of evil things lurking in the dark waiting to attack them.
... just my opinion.
I had absolutely no idea such a bias existed, that's terrible. I knew Pit Bulls had a bad reputation and that many dog owners avoid them like the plague, but I didn't know about color bias.
I don't think people hate black, they just prefer colors. The blond color of labs and others is very popular.
Aww, that's a shame. I love border collies, which are usually black. That'll be the next dog I get. I like to go for breed before color.
The greatest dog I ever met was all black, in fact the whole breed is all the same, black with tan markings, the Rottweiler.
Here is a picture of one from online when it's a puppy,
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^plus a lot of people think they are too aggressive like Dobermans...also hip problems....
I knew that black Cats generally don't get adopted... I have one, she's..... interesting.... typical black cat, all right. (Stuck up little princess)
But didn't know that about Dogs.
And they're hard to keep clean, they show all the dust....
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There should never be a reason that you have to put a dog up for adoptioni or that we even have adoption... I would adopt every dog in the country if I had the resources..
Black fur would be less visible on black pants. Win-win for me, I think.
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I've been coaching my friend with her black lab because the bitch is teething hardcore and gnawing on all her furniture.
I feel bad resorting to the can but she needs to learn.
I have an American Bombay cat. He has all the trappings - jet black, very agile, very affectionate, somewhat over-vocal - but thankfully isn't the chowhound that Bombays can be. I also have some issues with him "marking", but I'm willing to deal with the clean-up in exchange for the massive amount of snuggling I get.
The only dogs I've ever owned were black, the most common for a doberman. My mom had always had red dobies because she thought the black ones just looked too sneaky.
That is horrible ...and just because you told me this I will make sure I adopt a black dog as I plan to adopt one later this year.
I have had a black Cocker Spaniel and I had a HUGE Black Cat (his name was Jason)...he took up half the couch...and sometimes when people would come over they insisted I put him out because they were afraid of him.
I wonder if white dogs have the same problem?
(Please anyone who says "racism" will be thrown to the dogs!)
Sad indeed... I remember going to one of the shelters when I was feeling a little low, (my condo doesn't allow pets, but I was working on some potential angles that would allow the adoption [from my dog loving mother taking the dog in, to an in-city friend with a big backyard taking it in with a shared custody kind of agreement]).
I did find a dog that I absolutely adored, which was mostly black, but my potential angles fell through and I was able to take it past simply taking him out for a walk. It was a shame, since the attendant said that he had some abuse in his history and was slow to trust people, but he took to me instantly (a trait my mother shares with dogs as well).
I do wish I could have given him a good home; and I do find myself wondering/hoping that he managed to get adopted by someone who is looking after him now. I do know that the moment I am able to, (in that I move to a place where I can have a pet), I will head to the shelter and other animal "placement" services that exist.
I do also want to say though, while we're on the subject, that another group of animals that tend to get overlooked in pounds are the more elderly ones. I've seen some 12+ dogs in shelters, and it does break my heart knowing that most people will overlook these older dogs in favour of puppies or 2 - 4 year old dogs. Perhaps it's a question of having the dog for long, or worrying about other people's bad habits and training, but they need a good home as much as anyone else...
Well, I'm sounding more and more like my mother here, I'm a step away from wanting to buy an acreage and then adopting 20+ dogs to look after and let roam free on the land and such...
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, but I'm afraid my walk has become rather sillier recently...