Big Black Dog Syndrome is the extreme under-adoption of large black dogs (and cats too) in American animal shelters.
The Black Dog Research Studio has been created by Amanda Leonard to put her research on Big Black Dog Syndrome into the hands of animal welfare and shelter staff so that they may be armed with the knowledge needed to place black dogs (and cats) into new and loving homes.
The Black Dog Research Studio presents rigorous research on Big Black Dog Syndrome, as well as suggestions on how best to combat the Syndrome.
Amanda has published "The Plight of 'Big Black Dogs' in American Animal Shelters: Color-Based Canine Discrimination" in the Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers. To download the article, click below.
Are you interested in having your organization participate in an exciting interactive seminar or webinar on Big Black Dog Syndrome?
If so, great! I am happy to host a customized seminar in person, or by webinar for those shelters that are too far away to visit.
I also can present a seminar or webinar on the topic of how and why humans project their concepts of gender onto their companion animals, and how that in turn impacts spay/neuter rates. For the full summary of this seminar as well as the Big Black Dog Syndrome seminar, click here.
If you are interested in having me present at or to your shleter or organization, please fill out the following form below.
I also have a blog post on Petfinder.com called "Black dogs and cats have a tough time in shelters"
Check out all my posts on Petfinder's blog by clicking here!
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Debunking Black Cat Myths
Check out two great postings from the ASPCA and The Best Friends Animal Society on re-homing black cats and whether or not it is safe to adopt black cats around Halloween.