I was listening to a podcast the other day about dog adoptions where a woman working at a pound explained that black labs are some of the toughest dogs to get placed. She said they think one reason is that it’s tough to get a good picture of a black dog.
Here’s Yori, a black lab at the Golden Valley Humane Society:
This is Tex at the Golden Valley facility:
This is Mick at the Coon Rapids facility:
This is Titan at the Coon Rapids Facility:
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What do you think? Are the black dogs under-represented by their photos? How about the Golden Valley vs. Coon Rapids comparison?
Personally, I think the dogs at both pounds could benefit from the volunteer help of a skilled photographer who can help them with their glamour shots.
It seems like the dogs would also benefit from having more than one picture available. Perhaps a different look in the eye of one of these dogs would create the personal connection needed to close the deal with a new family?