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    October is adopt a shelter pet month.
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    AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
    Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM posted:
    Poll: What color of cat or dog is least likely to be adopted from a shelter?[br /] [br /]Black dogs, cats often overlooked in favor of lighter-colored counterparts Vote below and click on the link to see the answer. Tri colored - either calico cat or beagle type coat color|Solid white - could be a cat or a dog|Gold or orange - a tabby cat or a Golden retriever|Solid back - like a Labrador|Red - like an Irish Setter or an Abysinnian |

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    What color of cat or dog is least likely to be adopted from a shelter?

    Vohttp://www.sctimes.com/article/20101014/NEWS01/110140010/1009/Black-dogs--cats-often-overlooked-in-favor-of-lighter-colored-counterparts-te below and click on the link to see the anwer.
    • Tri colored - either calico cat or beagle type coat color
    • Solid white - could be a cat or a dog
    • Gold or orange - a tabby cat or a Golden retriever
    • Solid back - like a Labrador
    • Red - like an Irish Setter or an Abysinnian
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    Ponyrun2 responded:
    Which is so sad... I have had a black Lab/Chow mix and currently have another black lab mix... color has nothing to do with how great a pet they are.... it's just erroneous perception and folklore....

    I love hugging a black dog that has just come in from sitting out in the warm sun...

    I did overlook a black puppy when I was picking out littermates 6 years ago but color had nothing to do with it... we just didn't "connect" like I did with her siblings....
     
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    Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    The correct URL for the story is:

    http://www.sctimes.com/article/20101014/NEWS01/110140010/1009/Black-dogs--cats-often-overlooked-in-favor-of-lighter-colored-counterparts -

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    Black dogs, cats often overlooked in favor of lighter-colored counterparts

    in case anyone is having problems reading the blog article.


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