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 A Plea to Spay & Neuter Minimize

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An intact dog can produce two litters a year of 6-10 puppies per litter, which means in six years, one female dog and her offspring could produce 67,000 dogs. An average of 40,000 cats/dogs are euthanized in Colorado each year. Please click on www.savecoloradopets.org and find out more about this state sponsored initiative to subsidize spay & neuter programs. Thank you. (taken from Tenderfoot Training web site)

Some rough statistics on shelters:

Out of eight to ten million animals that are in shelters annually, roughly 60% of those dogs are euthanized. Of the other 40% that are adopted out there are 20% of those returned for medical or behavioral problems.

Info obtained from National council on Pet Population study and policy, which is a colalitionof animal-related organizations, based on estimates from the American Society for the prevention of Cruelty to animals and the American Veterinary Medical association.


  
 

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 Plea for Black Labs! Minimize

Please don't overlook our Black Labs! They are just as sweet, friendly and loyal as our chocolates and yellows!

Big, black dogs are often the last to be adopted from animal shelters — a phenomenon known in pet rescue circles as "black dog syndrome."

The general public is likely not aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought to the average animal shelter. Black dogs, particularly large black dogs like Labradors or Lab mixes, have a very difficult time getting adopted, and are euthanized at a staggering rate at many animal control facilities throughout the country. The sad truth is, they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs.

Some of the reasons given by would-be adopters are that it is more difficult to see and connect with a black dog in a poorly-lit kennel, that they don’t photograph as well - and thus are passed-over by Internet viewers, or that they are perceived as menacing. There are even those who believe black dogs will bring them bad luck. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the position that color has any bearing whatsoever on temperament, health, or overall quality of any dog, regardless of breed!

If you are thinking about adopting a dog please don’t overlook black dogs. They are every bit as wonderful as lighter-colored dogs, and make just as loving and faithful companions!

Check out these websites to learn more about this condition called BBD (big black dog syndrom) and why they need your help!

The Bark Magazine

The Black Pearls of the Dog World

Black Dog Rescue of Minnesota

Doggie Discrimination: MSNBC

Petroglyphs

StartSeeingBlackDogs.com

Black Dog Rescue Project

 

TOP TEN REASONS TO ADOPT A BLACK DOG

10. BLACK DOGS ARE EASY TO FIND IN THE SNOW

 9. BLACK DOGS ABSORB HEAT... PERFECT FOR COZYING UP TO   ON A COLD WINTER NIGHT.

 8. A BLACK DOG CAN MAKE YOU APPEAR THINNER

 7. BLACK DOGS EXCEL AT NIGHT TIME GAMES OF HIDE AND SEEK

 6. BLACK DOGS NEVER LOOK DIRTY

 5. BLACK GOES WITH EVERYTHING SO YOUR BLACK DOG WILL ALWAYS BE COORDINATED WITH ALL OF YOUR OUTFITS.

 4. A BLACK DOG ALWAYS LOOKS PRESENTABLE ON ANY FORMAL OCCASION.

 3. BLACK IS A COMBINATION OF EVERY COLOR IN THE SPECTRUM, SO YOU WILL ACTUALLY HAVE A DOG WHO IS BLUE, GREEN, RED, ETC.,

 2. BLACK DOG HAIR BECOMES INVISIBLE WHEN STUCK TO YOUR GOOD BLACK WOOL COAT.

  #1 REASON TO ADOPT A BLACK DOG ... A BLACK DOG IS JUST AS LOVING, LOYAL AND TRUST WORTHY AS A WHITE, BROWN OR YELLOW DOG!

 

 


  
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