Another reason that I started this site was to help advocate for black dogs in our shelters. Black Dog Syndrome is alive and well, and it is sad. Black dogs are euthanized at a much higher rate in kill shelters than any other color animal. Major is a rescue that our trainer saved from an abusive situation, and look how THAT is turning out.

I volunteer time and my photography skills to local shelters to photograph their animals and help get them adopted. Good photography brings people in to the shelters and gets these animals into new homes. As long as we can get people coming in, we can get them to take some amazing animals home, even if it wasn’t the initial animal they saw.

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09. February 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , ,

As the image says, this month is all about Black Dog and Cat Syndrome Awareness month. I volunteer in a high kill shelter taking photographs to help get animals adopted. Black dog bias is alive and well. There are lot’s of thoughts as to why this exists. Black dogs are often portrayed as evil/mean/nasty in movies and TV. Black is the color of some of the dominant breeds like Rottweilers and Dobermans, often portrayed as security or guard dogs, or “devil dogs”. Black cats are the symbol of Halloween. More »

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