Prospective Pet Adopters Overlook Black Dogs and Cats, Shelters Say

They're just as friendly and just as furry, but black dogs sitting in animal shelters are often overlooked by prospective pet owners, according to animal rescue professionals who have dubbed the problem the "black dog syndrome." "What we've learned is that large black dogs, and also black cats, tend to be the last ones to get adopted from shelters," said Kim Saunders, the head of shelter outreach for, a Web site often used by people looking to adopt pets. "As a result, there...Full Story
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