Friday, October 21, 2011
COLOR BLIND ADOPTIONS
It's hard to believe but black dogs and cats are the last to be adopted. I think they're beautiful. This is Leo, a black lab mix who was adopted by my daughter and son in law. When Beach Bit arrived, Leo was in love. He now had his own baby. Leo was adopted just in time. He had 12 hours left before he was going to be put down. He was sick and black and everyone passed him by-- except my son in law, who fell in love with him. I went with him, and had worked with this shelter in helping Pekingese. To make things easier, they just gave me Leo as a "Pekingese." Biggest Peke I ever saw!
Little Desi was never in a shelter, but if she had been, her medical issues, along with being black, would have made people hesitant to adopt her. It's hard to believe. She is the little princess in her home and dearly loved.
Ellie was going to be put to sleep. I was called to a shelter and if I didn't take her, she was being put down. She wasn't a Peke, but I couldn't leave this tiny girl there. She now has "rescued her mom" who said this sweet girl has changed her life.
Midnight, "Ringo," was in a shelter, too. They gave him to us because he was sick. The small dogs have a better chance of being adopted, but the large dogs-- and the black cats-- have little chance of finding a home.
And sweet Poochie! He was part of the Bristol 18. All he wanted was love. And he has that now! His own mom and little girl love him to pieces. Since he came out of a back yard breeder situation, he was in horrible shape. He wouldn't have made it out of a shelter. Health issues and being black were against him.
Portia was in a shelter, too. They asked us for help, knowing she had little chance of being adopted. She now has her own home in Maryland.
Jasper came from a shelter-- he was matted and filthy and no one would have seen past that. Plus, he had a bad eye, and no chance at the shelter. He now lives where he sleeps in the middle of a big bed at night, loved so much by his family. If you've adopted a black dog, GOOD FOR YOU!! You gave him/her a chance. I personally love these little black Pekes-- I know a lot of you do, too. Read this article below for more information.