National Black Dog Day: 10 Awesome Reasons To Adopt A Black Dog

Staffordshire Bullterrier lying on the forest floor

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October 1st is National Black Dog Day! It’s a day to get the word out and encourage people to adopt black dogs, who often get left behind in shelters just because of the color of their fur.

Black Dog Syndrome” is a phenomenon where black dogs are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. Some say it’s because they look scary or angry, or you can’t read their expressions as easily, or they don’t look as good in photos. Some say that their black fur hides their distinct personalities.

Help break stereotypes and spread the truth on National Black Dog Day, October 1st. These dogs deserve homes just as much as dogs of any other color! Here are ten reasons why you should adopt a black dog.

Will you help spread the word about National Black Dog Day on October 1st? Do you already have a beautiful, black pup at home? Let us know in the comments below!