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Friday, March 28, 2014

Stunning Photos Help Fight Black Dog Syndrome

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Did you know that there has been a stereotype against dark-colored dogs because they appear to be a little bit plain even though they’re bursting with personality? Because of this reason and many others these poor dogs are often overlooked at shelters.


Fortunately Fred Levy, a 44-year-old photographer from Maynard, Massachusetts, is standing up for black dogs through the Black Dogs Project, a photo series that photographs these poor dogs against a dark background. The initiative tells the story of the difficulties these dogs face when waiting to be adopted.  



One such dog is Bo who is a blind Lab mix who is still looking for his seeing eye owner. He came from a kill shelter down South, and has been staying with a woman who is fostering him.


Denver's owner takes him to be with people who need comfort. In fact, he spent time with a first responder fro the Boston Marathon bombings, giving support to victims as they were dealing with the traumatic experience. 

If you live in the Maynard, Massachusetts, area and have a black dog who has a story to tell please contact Levy at info@fredlevy.com and your dog will be a part in the Black Dogs Project.

Another way to raise awareness of the plight of black dogs you can "like" The Black Dogs Project on Facebook.

 



6 comments:

  1. My very first dog, Velvet, was a black mutt. she was 3 months old when I chose her from the Humane Society. I had her for 15 1/2 years...not long enough. I miss her still. My current buddy is a bi-black Sheltie, Stella, a rescue whom I adore. P.S. We have 2 black cats, too.

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  2. Obviously we love black dogs as we have seven of them.

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