National Black Dog Day!

Today is National Black Dog Day!

Did you know that black dogs are often overlooked in rescues just because of their color?

The National Black Dog Day website explains,

“All too often, black dogs are overlooked because of many stigmas such as; the color black is evil (the same stigma that cats have), black dogs do not show up as well in photographs as muti-colored or light colored dogs and black dogs look scary and intimidating because you cannot see their facial expressions as easily, etc. They are easily overlooked when people are searching for a new dog and the first to be euthanized in overcrowded conditions.”

At Zoe’s, we’ve seen this phenomenon too. Often our black animals seem to stay longer in our care and for no real reason we can explain.

So in honor of National Black Dog Day, here are our current black dogs in our care:



Jack Black







And a sneak peek at one of our new puppies who is still recovering from Parvo:

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Stay tuned to our adoptable dogs page for Serena’s profile to go up when she is ready.

If you’re looking to add a new family member, consider a black dog. If you’re still not convinced that black dogs are amazing, check out #blackdogday on Social Media.