Black Dog Syndrome: black dogs are typically left behind in shelters and are at greater risk of being euthanized.
Why is this? Black dogs just don’t stand out; shelters are dimly lit, so black dogs don’t photograph well; many equate black dogs with being aggressive, and are frightened by them; and they appear to be older when black dogs have white on their muzzle.
Because of Black Dog Syndrome, RADAR has recognized that black dogs are one of the most at-risk dog types in shelters. Almost 1/3 of the dogs we have assisted are black dogs. The Black Dog Fund is designed to better enable RADAR to assist black dogs by providing $50 towards each black dog helped, as long as funds are available.
Your contributions to the Black Dog Fund will help us save more at-risk black dogs by providing them with a second chance at life.
To see donors and assisted dogs from previous years, please click below:
|Donor List for the Black Dog Fund|
Thank you to the following contributors:
Priscilla & Paul Rothe; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Susan Linkous; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Molly & Josh Olney-Zide, in honor of their black dog, Ringo; Anonymous; Tricia Hailey; Judith Apy, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday
|Dogs Assisted Through the Black Dog Fund|