NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY
National Black Dog Day on October 1st encourages the adoption of a dog in the darker shades. Black dogs are less likely to be adopted for no other reason than their coloring. Regardless of behavior, size, breeding, personality, or age, the phenomenon persists.
You’ll find their behavior is no different from dogs of a different color. They fetch, play, and wag their tails just the same. They come in short hair, long-haired and shaggy breeds, too. Do you like a floppy-eared pup? Every ear, tail, bark, and size comes in some beautiful shade of black. Big paws and little paws, too.
Not only do they come in every shape and size, but they all need forever homes. Their temperament ranges just like any other color of a dog. Breeding and previous care affect how they respond.
If you are seeking to add a canine companion to your pack, consider adopting one with an ebony sheen. Their loyalty is no less or more than another dog, but they need a home, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBlackDogDay
Allow a black dog to become your forever friend. Visit a shelter and take a potential companion for a walk.
Is a black dog your companion? Give your black dog extra attention and let them know how much you appreciate them. Take a longer walk or bring home a chew toy. Share photos of your ebony fur-friend using #NationalBlackDogDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY HISTORY
Colleen Paige, pet lifestyle expert and author, founded National Black Dog Day.
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