Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Black dog models needed!

We at Pet Haven believe that big black dogs are beautiful. We do our best to rescue and re-home as many as we can. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked. Recently on cnn.com there was an article on Black Dog Syndrome. According to wikipedia, 'black dog syndrome' refers to low adoption rates and high euthanasia rate of black dogs (and cats) in shelters across the country. We need to educate the public and we need to do all we can to help these beautiful black dogs, with a strike against them simply because they are black. Pet Haven will be partnering with Heather Rosenwald who is the founder of a new website that will be launched soon (www.startseeingblackdogs.com).

In her words: "Black dogs are generally the last to be adopted and are euthanized in much larger numbers because people may consider them too “plain”, think they are menacing, or simply don’t notice them because their dark color makes them disappear in their kennels. Our website will provide free resources to help rescue groups and animal shelters increase the number of black dog adoptions.

Do you have a black dog? Would you like FREE professional photos in exchange for your dog’s participation in a photo shoot? We need fun and funky photos of BLACK dogs to use on our new website. In exchange, our professional photographer will provide you with a CD of great, unique photos of your pet for FREE."

If you have a black dog and are interested in participating email Heather at hrosenwald@msn.com.

We need to all work together to be advocates for these beautiful big black dogs who are often overlooked. Together with startseeingblackdogs.com, Pet Haven will work to develop creative ways to market and promote black dogs, and to get the word out on the importance of spaying and neutering!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Dodger and I are all signed up :)