750,000 Black Dogs Killed

750,000 Black Dogs Killed

750,000 Black Dogs Killed. Every year over 750,000 black dogs are killed yearly. Green Pets America’s newest “pet” project is an awareness campaign for Black Dog Syndrome. A phenomenon that most shelter workers deal with daily.

People judge dogs by their color

Black Dogs get passed over for lighter colored dogs

Black Dogs are least adopted and therefore the most euthanized of all shelter dogs. Over 750,000 are euthanized yearly in our animal shelters.

Darkly furred dogs rot in their kennels waiting for someone to love them.

Lighter colored siblings get adopted out immediately.


At Green Pets we ask… is the color of a dog the kind of judgment we want to teach our children?  The thought process of thinking one dog is better than the other, solely based on a dog’s color is wrong. It’s equal to making the same judgment about the people in our community.

Harsh treatment of our animals is a deep seeded psycho social issue.  As an example, there’s a direct link to animal abuse and domestic abuse.  And between the judgment of people by color.

We hope to change seeded bias with the “Black Dog Friday” educational campaign. We do this in many ways including teaching in schools the humane treatment of all animals, regardless of age, color or breed.

As the saying goes, if you know better you do better. At Green Pets we work daily to ensure via education that our next generation will do better when it comes to loving and caring for all companion animals, regardless of breed, age or color. 


Black Dog Friday

  • Educating about Black Dog Syndrome
  • Helping save 750,000 black dogs yearly
  • Teaching children dogs and people are the same regardless of color.
  • Helping black dogs get adopted from shelters every Friday.
  • Connecting people to awesome dogs… and dogs to awesome people.
  • Helping end People, Gender and Animal bias in America

#BlackDogFriday

750,000 Black Dogs Killed