Black Dog Friday Video.
Black Dog Friday is a voice for black shelter dogs, the least adopted and most euthanized of all shelter dogs.
Sadly black dogs are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. Animal shelters often use the term BBD, or big black dog, to describe the type of larger dark-colored mixed-breed said to be typically passed over by adopters.
The Black Dog Phenomenon may be due to a number of factors. Research has identified geographic location, fear against certain breed types, and the fact that large, black dogs are often portrayed as aggressive in film and on television as possible correlates. Additionally, many shelters feature photo profiles of their dogs on the shelter website. Because black dogs do not photograph well, lighter-colored dogs have an advantage with potential adopters browsing the site.
Thankfully to overcome these ignorant outdated beliefs, Black Dog Friday promotions are growing across America. As an example of the success of Black Dog Friday adoption events the Black Dog Friday adoption blitz saved hundreds of Black Dogs in California. Thanks to animal welfare groups, Bark Me, Wings of Rescue and others in California and Washington the Black Dog Friday a rescue operation saved thousands of pups from being killed and gave them new homes.