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Remember Your Beloved Pet
October is adopt a shelter pet month.
Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM posted:

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

Vo 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....
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
The correct URL for the story is: -


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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