March 29, 2012  

StubbyDog’s Rescue Dog of the Week is sponsored by Zobo Pet Products, who will be giving away a free collar for every dog adopted through this program.

Marnie has a heart of gold to match her golden eyes. She loves people and is eager to please, sitting quickly for a treat. Marnie is an athletic dog and is full of joy for life. She enjoys going on long walks or playing fetch with a tennis ball. Due to her strong body and her intelligence, she might be a good candidate for agility! Marnie also has a gentle spirit and gets along well with other dogs big or small.

Did you know that black dogs and cats have a higher euthanasia rate across the nation? Time and time again, they are overlooked by potential adopters in favor of lighter colored or spotted dogs and cats. Time and time again black kittens and puppies watch their siblings get adopted as they linger on. Black is a dominant trait, so there are more of them needing homes. There are several reasons why this Black Dog Syndrome continues to persist. When someone visits a shelter, or looks at pictures of adoptable animals online, they are looking for a pet that will catch their eye. Since it can be difficult to read the facial expressions of a black dog or cat, people tend to fall in love with animals that have different color markings on their faces without even giving the black animals a second look.

In the media, black cats are portrayed as bringing bad luck and black dogs are almost always cast in the villain roles. This is why we here at Sanctuary One have consciously decided to help focus our rescue efforts on black dogs and cats. We hope you will take a longer look at black animals when searching for your new best friend, and remember that their color is only skin deep, but their love for you will go on forever.

Marnie is available for adoption at Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm, which located in Jacksonville, OR. You can check them out on the web or Facebook.

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3 Responses to “Marnie”
  1. blazer says:

    wow, she is beeeaauuutiful!

  2. VKelly says:

    It’s such a shame that black dogs have such a hard time getting adopted because, I have to say, ┬áMarnie literallly shines in these photos. What a gorgeous girl she is.

  3. CrystalMoodySiegel says:

    She’s beautiful! I love black dogs, we have three of them.