February is Black Dog Syndrome Awareness Month
Did you know that black dogs are less likely to be adopted from shelters? The reasons for the stigma vary, including that the color black is perceived as evil, black dogs are portrayed as more aggressive in the media, they are harder to see in kennels, and their facial features are less distinguishable. A study on Petfinder reported that less-adoptable pets (black, senior and special needs) took almost four times as long to get adopted on their site.
This month we are featuring our two black pugs available for adoption! Meet Lady and Oreo:
Lady is a 10 year old petite black female. Lady is a real doll! She loves people, and loves being with another pug/dog. Lady has limited vision so likes to take her cues from her foster sister. She loves to go on walks, and is very playful. Lady has been diagnosed with a collapsing trachea, so is now on medication for that. She is housetrained, sweet with all ages, and will be a wonderful addition to the lucky family who adopts her.
Oreo is estimated to be about 9 years old. But don't tell him he's a senior! He is energetic, loving, and will always be by your side. He has limited vision in one eye, but gets around fine on his own. Oreo has recently been diagnosed with a mild liver shunt, but clean living and healthy eating will keep him going strong. He is housetrained and loves people. Oreo likes to go for walks and car rides, but his favorite past time is snuggling on a lap. He gets along with his foster brothers and cuddles with the pack. Don't let that fool you, Oreo wants to be your number one dog!
Want to adopt Lady or Oreo? Fill out an application!
Seattle Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused pugs, giving each a second chance in a loving and caring forever home. SPR accepts pugs regardless of their age, temperament or medical condition. Pugs surrendered to SPR receive necessary medical and dental care; are spayed or neutered and microchipped prior to placement; receive routine vaccinations; and receive behavioral care, if needed.
NOTE: Seattle Pug Rescue is not affiliated with WA State Pug Rescue.