We do in fact have two black lists at the SPA but the one which is growing fastest and is the most concerning is the list of black dogs! Looking around the kennels today I couldn’t help but notice that about 40% of our dogs are black, At the SPA we have certainly noticed that black dogs are harder to home than light colored dogs. Maybe this is down to superstition and people associate black dogs with evil or maybe because they are harder to photograph so look less attractive on our web or face book page. Could it be that most of our black dogs are also big and people are scared of them because the mean dogs in movies are always black?
Personally I love black dogs and have 2 big black Labrador crosses. I love how black dogs coats always look shiny and how their teeth look sparking white! Another distinct advantage is that they hide dirt well and they are very easily spotted in the snow! Maybe we could promote them as status symbols; after all black pearls are certainly the most expensive!
In the last week alone 9 black dogs have arrived and they may have a long wait. So why should we love our black dogs….because they need us to!
There was however good news today when Constance, one of our lucky black beauties was adopted! This is great news for Constance who has just recently recovered from mange but is now looking fantastic.
Constance who was adopted today!
Here are a few of our SPA black pearls who have been waiting a long time, if you could offer any of them a home please get in touch.
Louve – Its such a shame but at only two and a half years old, this is Louves second time at the refuge! She was adopted but her owner developed a terminal illness so she had to come back. She did stay with a neighbor who had children who she loved; unfortunately she did not like their cat!
Toby – Toby is only two and has been at the refuge for over a year so has spent most of his adolescence behind bars! He is now sharing with another dog and is steadily improving on the lead. With a little training he will make a super pet!
Solo- Another two year old who has been with us for at least a year and really needs a family of his own. Solo is very sociable with other dogs and has learnt to walk nicely on the lead. He’s a very clever boy and learns very quickly!