For those of us who work with rescue organizations every day, there is a sad, sad phrase that is often uttered about the single most difficult type of dogs to find homes for: big black dogs. No matter how lovely the dog is, no matter how perfect the temperament, many potential adoptive families overlook big black dogs at shelters all across the country in favor of dogs that have more unique coloring (blue! red! orange with stripes! white with brown spots!). This issue is so close to our hearts (we have a little black pit bull after all!) that we've decided to feature a regular roundup of local BBDs who need homes. Their photos and links to their profile on PetFinder will remain on our site until these dogs find a home.
Meet these lovelies:
- Teddy: Teddy is about 5 years old, and the most adorable Black German Shepherd. Teddy is strong on leash and requires a family that is committed to his on-going training. He responds well to positive reinforcement techniques and NILIF (nothing in life is free). He is a working dog and loves structure and rules. While he has not been reactive to cats in the first couple weeks in his foster home, we cannot guarantee that he would be ok with cats and he will be re-tested. He is tolerant of other dogs but doesn't like super rambunctious dogs jumping on him (as he should!).
As with any of our dogs, we recommend a proper introduction to other dogs. Teddy is all about his humans and loves to follow them around. His future home should be able to take time to properly acclimate him to his new home, as he had a touch of separation anxiety when he first left the shelter and went to his foster home. He is well behaved on outings, so take him with you!
Teddy's current foster home is in South Los Angeles. Adoption fees are $250.00. Contact Two Dog Farms to meet and fall in love with Teddy.
- Moises: Moises is an adult male German Shepherd and he's currently at at City of Los Angeles South LA Animal Shelter. You can contact them at (213) 485-0214 to setup a time to meet this lovely guy. His Pet ID with LA Animal Shelter is: A1678864.
- Chloe: Chloe is a 4 year old shepherd mix who is currently with spcaLA. During her time at spcaLA, she participated in their HEAL Program to help her learn basic manners and socialization. You can meet Chloe by contacting South Bay Pet Adoption Center at (310) 676-1149.
- Ayera: Ayera a young Rottweiler & Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix and she is currently at City of Los Angeles South LA Animal Shelter. You can contact them at (213) 485-0214 to setup a time to meet this sweet lady. Her Pet ID with LA Animal Shelter is: A1681860
Know of any BBDs who need a foster or forever home? Let us know and we'll feature them!