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Charlotte Black Dogs

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Donna A. Peters
Main Address:
5120 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28226

What We Do

We work with area rescue groups and shelters to promote adoptions and bring awareness to Black Dog Syndrome.

In April, we host "Paws in the Park" an annual FREE Family Event, which is one of the largest dog events in the Charlotte area.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on April 2, 2022!
(details on our website

What is Black Dog Syndrome?

Black dogs in shelter and rescue situations often take significantly longer to be adopted than their lighter-colored counterparts.

Black dogs are frequently the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized.
Visitors looking for pets tend to prefer animals with white, cream, brown or specked coats.

◾Black dogs are difficult to see in their crates and cages at shelters.
◾Black dogs don’t photograph as well as those with lighter colored coats, so pictures for online listings aren’t as eye-catching.
◾People are less comfortable around black dogs because their expressions are harder to read.
◾Many breeds of dark-colored dogs are often labeled as “dangerous” such as Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Pit Bulls, Chows, and even black Labradors
◾Black dogs are often portrayed as aggressive and dangerous in popular culture and media.
◾The color black has been associated with evil and superstitions

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Interesting Info

We bring awareness to black dog syndrome and have helped thousands of black dogs find homes.
We have been on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and the NBC Weekend Edition of TODAY.
"Paws in the Park" is one of the largest dog events in the Charlotte area.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Have a special day in the office-fundraiser.
Repeats every day until Fri Dec 10 2021.
Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

Fall Photos Fundraiser October 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Read more »
Santa Photos December 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Read more »

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