This sweet boy was left at our doorstep late one night, abandoned and discarded and left alone. He seemd confused but when a member of our staff discovered him he was very quick to show that he is friendly and sweet. We are ready to help Zeus find a Forever Family so we can rewrite his story and give a happy ending!
Zeus is a gorgeous black Lab mix! His coat is so soft and shiny you wont want to stop giving him pets : ). He has pretty golden eyes that really "look" at you.
He has a playful spirit, he loves to play with toys and would be a great tug of war partner! He is cratetrained and walks well with a harness.
Zeus has some obstacles to overcome, adult black dogs usually take longer to be adopted. Black dog syndrome, also known as BDS, is a phenomenon in pet adoption in which black dogs are ignored in favor of light-colored ones. Observed by shelters and rescue groups across the world, BDS is an issue negatively affecting the adoption rates of black pets.
Adopters might pass by black dogs because of a fear stigma against certain breed types—like pit bulls, for instance. Movies and television shows often portray big, black dogs as aggressive and intimidating, which could also convince potential adopters to avoid them. Some believe it could come down to how photogenic dogs are. Notoriously, black dogs do not photograph well. Lighter-colored dogs, on the other hand, do.
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For details on adoption please visit: www.petsandpeople.com/adopt/
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