But not all pet owners favor lighter-colored dogs over black dogs. Glendale resident Karil Drake is the owner of a 3-year-old standard black poodle named Arabela and says she wouldn’t trade her dog for any other colored dog.
“My sister’s dog had puppies and she was in the litter,” Drake said.
For 12-year-old Jaimee Hamm, the color of a dog’s coat doesn’t matter either. All that she cares about is that the animal has good temperament.
“Black dogs, their fur is sleek and they’re all cute,” Jaimee said.
“As long as it’s not mean, I’d adopt them.”
The Glendale Humane Society is taking steps to help black dogs get the attention they deserve. They are placed in kennels where they get more sunlight and no two black dogs are placed next to each other, Alyce Russell, executive director of the Glendale Humane Society, said.