October 1st is National Black Dog Day

Believe it or not National Black Dog Day was created to bring awareness about black dogs being ignored at shelters! I mean, really? When I saw both these faces my world flipped upside down. 🤗 They are two of best things that ever happened to me! They are a constant reminder what unconditional love is! ❤️

But I have always know this. One of the main reasons The Adventures of Pookie donates a portion of it’s proceeds to animal shelters across the country. In my books, Pookie is portrayed as a brown dog, but on the back cover there is always a real life photo of her.

When I go to schools and libraries and talk to kids, one question is always asked… “why is Pookie brown in the book and black in real life?” This is an opportunity for me to tell the kids about black dogs in shelters. My answer is always “Because a lot of people are scared of black dogs. So when they read the story about Pookie and then see she is really a black dog on the back, they can relate the fun love able story to the fun love able black dog. Then we can start to teach people that not all black dogs are bad.”

Black animals altogether, are the least adoptable pets in shelters because of their color. All too often, black dogs are overlooked because of many stigmas such as; the color black is evil (the same stigma that cats have), black dogs do not show up as well in photographs as muti-colored or light colored dogs and black dogs look scary and intimidating because you cannot see their facial expressions as easily, etc. They are easily overlooked when people are searching for a new dog and the first to be euthanized in overcrowded conditions.

This special day was founded by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Author, Animal Behaviorist and Rescue Advocate, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Dog Day, Cat Day, Puppy Day, Mutt Day, Pet Day, Wildlife Day, Horse Protection Day and many more philanthropic holidays to increase the greater good for animals. National Black Dog Day is devoted to creating public awareness about these beautiful, shiny fur babies that offer just as much unconditional love as any other dog and deserve just as much love back. Black dogs also show off colorful accessories much better than any lightly colored dog! Try buying your black dog a neon green or hot pink collar!

We rescued Thor in 2015 from a shelter and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I mean look at that face!

I love my little black dogs and wouldn’t trade them for the world, but what I really want you to know is that there is a real need for dogs in shelters. There is always something you can do. Adopt a new family member. If you can’t adopt, then foster. If you can’t foster, volunteer. If you can’t volunteer donate. Shelters are full of amazing animals that just want to be loved and part of a family. ❤️

I started a brand new group on Facebook for dog moms. If you have a little ball of fur that you love beyond words, join our group Raising the Ruff!

If you are entrepreneurial and would love to have a home business based around the love of your pets, I have an amazing opportunity for you! For just $1, you can start a pet based business with Pawtree. To get more info about this opportunity, click HERE. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at TheGlampingHousewife@gmail.com I would LOVE to have you join my team of PetPros! ❤️🐾

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