Charlotte Black Dogs (501c3) works with rescue groups/shelters to promote awareness to Black Dog Syndrome. Black dogs in shelter and rescue situations often take significantly longer to be adopted, IF adopted at all.
Black dogs are frequently the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized.
Visitors looking for pets tend to prefer animals with white, cream, brown or specked coats.
◾Black dogs are difficult to see in their crates and cages at shelters.
◾Black dogs don’t photograph as well as those with lighter colored coats, so pictures for online listings aren’t as eye-catching.
◾People are less comfortable around black dogs because their expressions are harder to read.