Right now, a big beautiful dog is waiting for a devoted and caring family! Love large with $25 adoptions for adult dogs over 40 pounds at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and Ellis County Animal Care Center through December 31st. Come meet your new best friend!
The Mary Spencer Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
Save lives today with a gift that will go straight to work protecting and caring for animals throughout North Texas.
Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
Black Dog Syndrome is a theory held by many in the animal welfare world that dogs with solid black coats take longer to adopt out than other dogs. Studies on the theory have conflicting results, but when a significant number of black dogs seem to sit at the shelter while others fly out the door it can be difficult not to point to Black Dog Syndrome as the cause.
It’s unclear what exactly drives Black Dog Syndrome. Some point to the frequency with which black dogs are depicted as aggressive in movies, while others believe it is a subconscious aversion to the color black. Whatever the reason, black dogs can be difficult to market simply because they typically don’t photograph well. Amongst photos of lighter colored dogs, black dogs don’t stand out due to their dark color.
We love our black dogs and we hope to spread the word that they are just as sweet, fun and loving as any other dog! Take a look at our Findapet page or stop by one of our shelters to meet some of our wonderful black dogs!
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