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Really, it’s rather hard to believe, but apparently dogs with black coats are the least likely to be adopted from a shelter. I only just found this out myself today. A neighbor of mine had been fostering a beautiful Black Lab/Dane mix, and recently had to return him to the shelter, since they were going to be traveling for six weeks.

Waiting To Go Home

“Stallone” had been rescued at the end of 2010 ago from a deplorable hoarding situation. Despite suffering neglect and possible abuse, this dog has a very sweet nature, loves people and other dogs. I was lucky to have met him, before he returned to his rescuers at Valhalla Canine Shelter. His foster mom told me that in the six weeks she’d had him, she had heard him only quietly “woof” twice. He was also very well-behaved, had loved going on off-leash adventures with her, and would always come promptly running back when called.

 

Stallone has a gorgeous shiny black coat, and a very handsome face to add to the package. I began posting his info to my Facebook page immediately upon learning of his situation. This dog is a gem, I thought. I’m sure someone will see his pictures and read about him and bring him to a good home very quickly.

 

What A Handsome Boy

That was last week. Today I called the shelter to learn if anyone had called to inquire about Stallone. Not one call. That’s when I learned that black-coated dogs are hard to place. For whatever reason, people tend to adopt the fluffy white ones first. Ok, maybe. But what’s so unappealing about a black dog? One of the first dog friends I ever had as a child was a beautiful black lab named Penny, whose coat was so shiny, I swear I could see my reflection in her fur. From the time I met Penny, I bugged my parents for a black lab. (They eventually got me a Beagle, but that’s another story.)

 

I don’t get it, but I don’t get lots of things, like hoarding animals, mistreating animals, not adopting a pet from a shelter, I could go on and on. Look at that face and tell me how anyone could overlook him? I wish I could take him myself, but I will continue to champion his cause and try to find him the good home that he deserves. If you’d like to help, please pass this on. There are many more photos of Stallone on his blog. That’s right, maybe black-coated dogs aren’t very adoptable, but who says that they can’t blog?  (PS. Here’s a link to his info page on Petfinder.com.)

 

Dreaming Of His Forever Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sadly, over four million dogs wind up in shelters in the United States every year. PEDIGREE’s Adoption Drive is trying to make a difference to these homeless dogs. Their TV commercials have  featured shelter dogs and advocating the adopting of shelter dogs for a couple of years now.

Right now, the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is also using social media to their advantage by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. To date, over one million bowls have been donated–it’s a simple, fast, and free way you can contribute to a homeless dog’s dinner!  The Facebook promotion is going on now through December 31, 2010. For new every fan, shelters selected by PEDIGREE will receive  8 oz of PEDIGREE® Brand dry food for dogs, up to a total of $1,000,000 retail value.

From the Facebook fan page, you can also donate money to help find homes for these dogs. A portion of the money raised will will be matched by PEDIGREE up to $500,000.  (All donations go to The PEDIGREE Foundation, a non-profit, organization benefiting 501(c)(3) status animal shelters and breed rescues nationwide.)

There is also a special Blog Hop featuring the posts about the drive this week For each blog publishing a post about the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive now through Sunday, September 19, PEDIGREE will donate a 20 pound bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. Why Longevity? Most shelter dogs are 3 years old and older. If you Twitter, be sure to look for the #dogsrule hashtag to see other posts!

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  6. Life With Dogs
  7. Fearful Dogs Blog
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  45. The Hobbit Habitat
  46. Coie & Sparky Help a Dog
  47. Who’s Driving? (greyhounds)
  48. The Road Dogs
  49. This One Wild Life
  50. soman’s blog
  51. Helping to Cure Doglessness
  52. Greyt Friends – Life with 3 retired greyhounds
  53. The Kool~Kittie~Krew
  54. Mrs. Sassy Crafter
  55. Living Well on Less
  56. houndgirl
  57. Write a blog, Feed a Dog!
  58. Oh, Corbin!
  59. Nubbin’ Tails
  60. Pet Peeves. My pets are annoying. How about yours?
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  68. Buddy Wilson – Doberman thoughts
  69. Brian's Home
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  71. Write a Blog, help a homeless dog!
  72. Oscar Writes to Help a Dog
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  76. The Circus Dog
  77. Reuben wants to write a post and help a dog!
  78. Daily Dose of Jack
  79. Doggylove86 Adventures – Donate a 20lb bag!
  80. Pet Blogs United Pedigree Post!
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  84. Start The Change
  85. Pedigree: Write a Post and Help a Dog
  86. Joie Of Life
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  88. This is for my puppy who died and all the homeless
  89. Screaming Mimi Pedigree Post
  90. i too, have pound puppies
  91. Trials of an Agility Neophyte
  92. Roxy's Adventures
  93. We Love Dogs
  94. Kelly @ In Real Life: Our dog May
  95. Short dogs need love too!
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  98. Golden Samantha 'n Lil Sis Avalon
  99. Dianes Mixed Art
  100. Wellness Words
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  102. K9Care
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  104. Labrador Retriever Dogs Blog
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  110. Critter Sister Journal
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  114. To Blog or Not to Blog: Pedigree Adoption Drive
  115. Murphy's Law
  116. Wellness Words by Custom Fit Wellness
  117. Wrote a Post to Help the Pups
  118. Safe is the greatest word I know !
  119. Arca Noah Espana is helping street dogs is Spain !
  120. I'm Not Small, I'm Fun Size!
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