Boise 'Black Dog Walk' helps bring attention to shelter dogs

Boise 'Black Dog Walk' helps bring attention to shelter dogs

Boise 'Black Dog Walk' helps bring attention to shelter dogs

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 3:54 PM

BOISE -- Animal lovers gathered Sunday to help find dogs loving homes.

More specifically, they are looking out for black dogs.

Organizers said there are more black dogs in shelters than any other type of the dog.

"Black Dog Syndrome," is a phenomenon discovered by shelter workers that dogs (and cats) with black coats are adopted at far lesser rates, making them more frequent victims of euthanasia.

Walk organizers said it's because shelters are dimly lit and it's harder for people to connect with a black dog.

“When you have a black dog or a black face on a dog it's harder to see the loving expression that they have,” said Tammy Scolari.

The group gets together the second Sunday of every month at the Ram Restaurant. All types of dogs are invited to socialize and walk.

Meridian Valley Human Society, Waggin’ Tails Rescue and Boise Bully Breed Rescue have beautiful black dogs available for adoption.

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