When some dogs arrive at the refuge you know that they will be snapped up quickly and that their stay will be a short one.That was certainly the case for Faberge! This beautiful two year old golden Labrador arrived towards the end of May and was adopted today by a super family who visited the refuge last week and fell instantly in love with her.
Young, pretty, light coloured dogs rarely spend much time with us before they are adopted. They are the lucky ones as it’s often a very different story for their black counterparts. We have numerous two year old black Labradors who have been waiting for their forever home for a long time and its such a shame! Maybe this is down to superstition and that 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, how their teeth look sparking white and that they hide dirt well and they are very easily spotted in the snow!
How can we help these black dogs who are being overlooked? All we can do is encourage potential adopters to choose a dog based on their personality and temperament, not their appearance.
This is exactly what happened with Calamity Jane, our second adoption of the day! It may seem like a strange name but as she was found dodging between the cars in the centre of town, calamity was avoided and thus, Calamity Jane! She certainly has age on her side as she is only 10 months old so just really a big puppy! She’s a really friendly, gentle girl who was spotted by her new family at our Open Day on Sunday. They very sensibly took the evening to think it over and called on Monday to reserve her. Today she left after only ten weeks at the refuge. What a lucky girl!
Faberge – who was adopted today!
Calamity Jane was adopted too!