Most days are dark for black dogs hoping to be adopted

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 | Blog

You might be ready to make that commitment you’ve been dragging your feet about. After a great meal, surrounded by family and friends, you know you have a lot to be thankful for, but you miss having a best friend who really, really gets you. The one with a wagging tail, soulful eyes, and fur. The dog that is overjoyed to see you whether you’ve been gone for hours or ten short minutes. The dog that had you at woof.

When you’re ready to adopt, don’t pass those BBD (big, black dogs) by. They are the dogs most often overlooked, and most often euthanized. They are the dogs who remain ever hopeful to the last minute.

The general public is not aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are taken to a pound.

One shelter this year made Black Friday a day to remember as black dogs and cats were able to go home with qualified adopters at no charge. Now that beats shopping with crazed bargain hunting lunatics in the quest for the latest toys and gadgets. These loving animals, unlike the toys, will become children’s best friends, their confidants, their protectors, long after the holidays are but a memory.

Tamara Delaney of Woodsville, Wisconsin makes a difference, one black dog at a time. She launched, helping black dogs get off of death row.

Let’s all take a second, third, and fourth look at those big, black dogs. Every dog deserves their day. It doesn’t just have to be on Black Fridays.


"One of my BFF's, Fionn is a BBD and he is beyond handsome and smart. You can find your own BBD at any shelter, so be a dog's best friend and add some love to your life. As the song goes, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love.""
— Diamond —

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