This page is a directory of trusted husky breeders and rescue shelters in the US.
It is always important to do your own research and due diligence before committing to any single breeder or rescue shelter.
This page is designed to help prospective husky owners, breeders, and rescue shelters alike.
Husky breeders and rescue shelters can contact us to be listed here. We always do some basic checks before approval and listing.
Husky puppies for sale and adoption: USA
The list below is constantly monitored and updated with new breeders and shelters.
Bama Huskies:we create beautifulAKC registeredsiberian husky puppieshere at the Bama Huskies kennel located in NorthAlabama. We haveSiberian husky puppies for salethroughout each year.
- Contact information:(205) 237-4257
- Website: https://bamahuskies.com/
Arizona Siberian Huskies:High quality Woolly (longhair) Siberian Husky breeder in Queen Creek, Arizona. Health Tested/AKC Registered/Fully Approved. AKC Certified Breeder Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program that requires you to meet health testing requirements, pass AKC inspections, and continue continuing education in breeding and animal care to be in the program.
- Contact information:480-395-6906
- Website: https://www.arizonasiberianhuskies.com/
Rescue the Husky:We are Arizona Husky Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps huskies and similar breeds with medical needs as well as free them from high-mortality shelters.
Help huskies and northern breeds find love in the wild.
- Contact information: [email protected]
- Website: https://azhuskyrescue.com/
ASHRA Arizona Siberian husky rescue and adoption:A 501(c)(3), nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that rescues Siberian Huskies and places them in qualified homes, as well as educating the public about the special needs of the Siberian Husky.
- Contact information: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.ashra.org/index.html
Huskies Siberianos Wilkins:We are a small family farm located in the River Valley in western Arkansas. Our dogs have a 1/2 acre pen where they can run and play freely, and are not kept in kennels. We have a new boarding house/birth house that can also provide indoor shelter for dogs. They have daily interaction with our family, including our children, and are very friendly dogs. Our huskies are AKC registered and are very socially active. They have regular vet checks and are up to date on all vaccinations.
- Contact information:479-209-5171
- Website: http://www.wilkinssiberianhuskies.com/
Miniature husky puppies Klee Kai Kika:We are a family owned breeder of Alaskan Klee Kai located in Southern California. We pride ourselves on producing quality dogs and have been doing so for the past 16 years. We show our dogs at UKC and ARBA conformation shows in the US.
- Contact information: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.kikaskleekai.com/
Anastasia Siberians:We have American, Canadian, Russian and international champions and we are proud to say that we have placed puppies in homes all over the world. Our daycare is located in Madera California and we are one of the oldest active kennels in the state.
- Contact information:559-312-3209
- Website: https://www.anastasiasiberians.com/
Audree and Michael's puppies:Audree and Michael's puppies are one place where temperament and behavior are our top priority in our breeding program. We strive to continually improve the breed and uphold the AKC standards set for each breed. All of our dogs are part of our family and are socialized daily in hopes of producing excellent companions.
- Contact information:(323)-482-6622
Mini Nordic Huskies (Alaskan Klee Kai):I know that the way my Mini Huskies are raised and cared for is important to you. That's why I want you to know that all my dogs live with me in my house, where they receive a lot of love and attention. All my dogs are registered from champion lines. The dogs are never caged and do not live in kennels. We spend a lot of time outside playing and exploring.
- Contact information:951-258-6850
- Website: https://nordicminihuskys.com/
Shadow Husky Rescue:Our mission at Shadow Husky Rescue, Inc. is to rescue displaced, unwanted, abused, lost, abandoned, or euthanized huskies and give them a second chance at life by finding them permanent homes.
- Contact information:(949) 290-3217
- Website: https://www.shadowhuskyrescue.com/contact/
Just a little husky:I breed purebredAKCS Iberian Huskiesin northern Colorado. We have puppies for sale once or twice a year. Taking care of my huskies is a full time job. Crazy, messy, noisy, wonderful job! The Husky Pack socializes with other dogs and people and they are all extremely friendly.
- Contact information: https://justalittlehusky.net/
- Website: https://justalittlehusky.net/
Siberian service dog above the clouds:At Above the Clouds Siberian Service Dogs, we are dedicated to training and rehabilitating Siberian Huskies. We are a veteran owned and operated service dog program in the beautiful mountains of Woodland Park Colorado. We offer easy-going, easy-training puppies with exceptional genetics and training.
- Contact information:(719) 640-0323
- Website: https://atcsiberianservicedogs.wordpress.com/
Connecticut Huskies:We have been breeding Huskies for over 5 years and stand behind every puppy purchased. We take a balanced approach to raising our huskies. For us, we love raising our pups around people and making them house pets that will be the centerpiece of any home.
- Contact information:860-941-1353
Song Siberians:Welcome to Songbird Siberians! We are a small kennel based in Ridgefield, Connecticut and our kennel is named after the many songbirds that live on our property. They wake us up first thing in the morning and have so far managed to escape capture from our resident backyard predators (Siberians, of course).
- Contact information: https://songbirdsiberians.com/contact/
- Website: https://songbirdsiberians.com/
Rescue of the leader of the pack:Our mission at Connecticut Pack Leaders Rescue is to save the lives of dogs and cats both locally and in the South that have been abandoned, abused or neglected. We prepare them for an eternal home through the three branches of our organization. Our transportation service and behavioral training program allows us to rescue, test, and rehabilitate animals, and we place these animals in forever homes through our rescue program.
- Contact information: https://packleadersrescue.com/contacto/
- Website: https://packleadersrescue.com/
Husky de Delaware:Voted in America's Top 50 Creators.
- Contact information:302-331-4582
Delaware Siberian Husky Rescue Organization:Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to finding permanent loving homes for abused, abandoned and unwanted Siberian Huskys.
- Contact information:877-876-2644
Florida Siberian Husky puppies:We are a family located in Saint Cloud Fl who fell in love with these special dogs and decided we needed to share the love in the form of our Siberian Huskies. Message or contact us for more photos or book a time to pick your forever friend.
- Contact information: [email protected]
Siberians and Pastors of the Dark Side:Siberian Husky and German Shepherd Breeder in New Port Richey Florida, 3401 Mexicali Street, New Port Richey, FL
- Contact information:(727) 698-5618
- Website: http://darksidesiberians.com/
Teddy Bear Manufacturers:Current and future litters will always be our beautiful purebred Siberian Huskies. With carefully selected pregnancies by hand, looking for high quality in health, marking, temperament and coloration.
- Contact information:352-942-9614
- Website: https://www.teddybearbreeders.com/
Southern Blue Siberian Huskies:We have been breeding Siberian Huskies for over 10 years. We are AKC and CKC registered. Our dogs at Southern Blues are purebred Siberians and we are proud to call them our family. They are energetic, sociable and adorable.
- Contact information:(229)200-9405
- Website: https://www.southernbluessiberianhuskies.com/
Huskies siberianos de Connie:If you're looking for AKC and CKC puppies, go to Connie's Siberian Huskies, a small kennel in Thomasville, GA. We have been breeding Siberian Huskies for over 10 years, so you can count on us to bring you puppies with excellent health and good character.
- Contact information:229-224-6887
- Website: http://connieshuskies.com/
Little Pomsky:(Pomskies) Our goal is to create a great dog for everyone, super intelligent with very social personalities. If you've always loved your Siberian husky but can't seem to meet his needs or don't have the space for one, this is the dog for you! With exotic looks and markings that behave more like a lap dog, it's a great combination. Our puppies are all health tested and DNA tested guaranteed.
- Contact information:(971) 808-7943
- Website: https://www.petitepomsky.com/
Illinois Huskies:Here at Illinois Husky, we strive to breed the best Siberian Huskies that we can. They are all raised indoors and together with my children and other dogs. We educate new husky owners and try to make sure they are 100% ready for their new bundle of joy. All our babies stay in our house until they are 8 WEEKS, sometimes longer is needed.
- Contact information:(843) 457-6487
- Website: https://illinois-husky.business.site/
Husky Haven and Resgate Ravens:We are a comprehensive and forward thinking 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and sustainable adoption of Siberian Huskies in need. If you're looking for a wonderful husky to welcome into your life, you've come to the right place! RHHR is a private facility, contact us to make an appointment.
- Contact information:815 508 8007
- Website: https://www.ravenshuskyhavenandrescue.org/
New Siberians:We are a hobbyist breeder who focuses on providing families with beautiful, good-natured, shaggy-coated Siberian Husky puppies. Our dogs are part of our family! Our dogs are mostly outdoors but have their own building where they eat and sleep indoors. We socialize our puppies with children and other dogs to provide you with a sweet and friendly pup.
- Contact information:260-431-4828
- Website: https://novelsiberians.wixsite.com/novelsiberians
Puppy inheritance:We believe that family is the most important thing. We are committed to finding you the perfect puppy, which is why we breed healthy parents who come from excellent backgrounds. We also partner with other breeders around us, so if we don't have the pup for you, we can definitely find what you're looking for.
- Contact information:641-590-1106
- Website: https://www.heritagepuppies.com/
Canis B&S:We run a clean facility and raise beautiful pups for companionship and some for hunting. We have been in the market for more than 20 years. and we love all of our puppies/dogs. Our goal is to do everything we can to make your family happy with your new puppy!
- Contact information:620-475-3725
- Website: https://www.bandskennels.com/
Huskies Starr:All our fur babies live inside our house with us. Our grandchildren will be raised in the outback and treated like family. They will be well socialized with children and other dogs. The pups will receive unconditional love, attention, and exercise. We pride ourselves on producing happy puppies.
- Contact information:(816) 995-8004
- Website: https://starrhuskies.com/
Kentucky Huskies:We are Siberian Husky enthusiasts with over 10 years of experience breeding AKC Siberians. We love our huskies and would love to help you find the perfect puppy for his family.
- Contact information:(304) 416-0150
- Website: http://kentuckyhuskies.com/
Lexington Humane Society:Lexington Humane Society (LHS) is a 501(c)3 organization that relies solely on private donations, grants, and community support. We do not receive operational support from government or national animal welfare groups, including the HSUS or ASPCA. Among other things, LHS is the largest pet adoption agency in central Kentucky.
- Contact information:(859) 233-0044
- Website: https://www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org/
Canis Louisiana Huskies K&M:All of our puppies are sold with a health guarantee, contract of sale, AKC registration (limited), spay/neuter contract, microchip, first set of vaccinations, puppy deworming, and puppy pack. We also love staying in touch with you to see how your husky grows.
- Contact information:337-378-4218
- Website: https://louisianahuskies.com/
Louisiana Husky Rescue:To rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted huskies. Rehabilitate and find loving, qualified homes for them in Louisiana and beyond. Educate the community about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities, needs, and characteristics of the Siberian Husky breed.
- Contact information:337 277 2966
- Website: https://louisianahuskyrescue.com/
Northlane Siberian Huskies and Seppala Siberian Sled Dogs:
- Contact information:757-968-6655
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/northlanesiberians/
Douglas Mountain Farm and Kennel:I am the breeder behind Douglas Mountain Farm and Kennel located in West Baldwin, ME. We are lifelong Siberian Husky enthusiasts and are excited to share our passion and purpose with others through our breeding program.
- Contact information:207-712-0916
- Website: https://m.facebook.com/Douglasmtnfarmkennel/
Husky Hill Kennel: Husky Hill Kennel is a small family owned kennel, also known as a Double H Kennel, located in Northeast Missouri. We are licensed by Missouri and USDA. Our goal is to raise happy, healthy puppies for families. Our pups are highly socialized and exposed to small children and other animals.
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Why are Huskies being returned to shelters? ›
In the video, he said, “Animal Shelters around are reporting a surge in the number of abandoned huskies because the casual acquirer, who bought the dogs on a whim, fails to take into consideration the time, patience, and money required to care for the animal.”Can Huskies live in Florida comfortably? ›
The answer is yes! Huskies are known for their ability to adapt to any climate, including those ranging from below 75 degrees Fahrenheit to climates such as South Florida and other tropical places.What are the negatives about Huskies? ›
- Not a one-man dog- any human will do- this may be seen as a lack of loyalty.
- He will not guard your home or property.
- Strong desire to run. ...
- Cannot be relied on to return to you on command. ...
- Too independent and strong willed generally to be a candidate for obedience training/work.
Chinooks are very friendly dogs. They usually get along well with other dogs and humans alike. They are independent thinkers and require a skilled and experienced trainer. Chinooks will - like all types of Husky - require extensive exercise in order to not be destructive or develop behavioral problems.What is the most returned dog breed? ›
Out of all the dog breeds most commonly found in shelters, it's the Pit Bull that wins by a landslide.Do huskies always run away? ›
It's true. "Huskies are a very independent, headstrong breed that has been bred to think on their own out in the tundra," she says. "If they have the opportunity, they are definitely prone to run off on their own."Do huskies make good house dogs? ›
A Husky is very sociable and loves to be around all people. A Husky is very loyal and pack-oriented, so he loves being a member of a family. A Husky is even-keeled when it comes to his temperament, and is not known for being aggressive, which makes him a great fit for homes with kids.Are huskies OK to be left outside? ›
Huskies in the north live outside year round, pull sleds hundreds of miles, and do it all without batting a frozen eyelash! So your Husky can stay outside, even in cold weather, as long as he is acclimatized and his internal furnace well stoked (that means well fed) and his fur coat full and prepared for the weather.Is 30 degrees too cold for a husky? ›
Cold Temperature Breakdown
Below 45°F – Some cold-averse dogs might begin to feel uncomfortable. Below 32°F – Owners of smaller breed dogs, dogs with short or thin coats, and/or very young, senior dogs, dogs with health conditions, or sick dogs should pay close attention to their pet's well-being.
While dogs can indeed get upset by a situation, they don't get mad at someone in the same way that you do. According to HealthyPsych, anger is what psychologists refer to as a secondary emotion, which is a human response to primary emotions like fear and sadness.
Do huskies defend their owners? ›
Huskies, by their very nature, are quite protective of their owners. Your job will be to reinforce that you are part of his territory to defend. You will also need to use obedience commands to train Ice to react in the correct manner to protect you.What is the difference between a husky and a Siberian husky? ›
Alaskan huskies are not purebred dogs according to the AKC, while Siberian huskies are. Siberian huskies are usually larger than Alaskan huskies, with longer coats and more variety of both coat and eye colors. Alaskan huskies and Siberian huskies are bred for different lifestyles over time.What is the rarest Husky color? ›
Pure white is perhaps the rarest coat color of Siberians. This color, or lack thereof, is a result of the complete restriction of pigment and extension of white over the dog's entire body. A white Siberian can have liver-colored or black points (the color of the nose and the skin around the eyes).How long do Huskies live? ›
Siberian Husky Health Issues. Although Siberian Huskies do enjoy long lifespans (about 12-14 years), they can have a variety of health problems.Do Huskies like to be hugged? ›
Huskies love to cuddle with their owners and be petted. They are a very happy and social breed of dog and enjoy human interaction.What is the most neglected dog? ›
The Pit Bull is the most common dog breed (along with pit bull breed mixes) found in shelters in the United States. They are also the most abused, neglected, and the most euthanized.What dogs do vets not like? ›
Pugs, French bulldogs, bulldogs
The No. 1 dog on the list isn't just one breed, but basically "any one flat-faced or brachycephalic dog breed," such as a French bulldog, bulldog, or pug. (Singer Lady Gaga owns two French bulldogs, who were dognapped and returned unharmed in 2021.)
Dating back to the Ice Age, the Norwegian Lundehund is recognised as one of the rarest dog breeds on the planet due to its unique characteristics, which aren't shared by any other breed.
But while their short-term memory could maybe use some improving, their long-term memory is impressive, to say the least. Dogs most certainly recognize and remember their owners, even after long absences. This can be attributed to numerous factors, but they mainly rely on their sense of smell.Do Huskies know their owner? ›
Your Husky Will Follow You Around
Or they'll even “check in” on you if you're in different rooms, or they're running around out in the woods. Huskies are especially sociable. And they want to know where you are, and that you're OK. But always make sure to keep track of your pup, especially during training.
What two dogs make a Husky? ›
Siberian Huskies show a genetic affinity with historical East Siberian dogs and ancient Lake Baikal dogs, and can be traced to a lineage which is over 9,500 years old.Are Huskies difficult dogs to own? ›
Huskies are not easy to train and will challenge first-time dog owners. The reason for this is in the breed history – Huskies were bred to pull sleds in harnesses over long distances. The breed was not developed to work closely with their owner. Instead, they were bred for endurance and athletic ability.Why does my Husky growl at me? ›
Threat or Fear
It is a warning growl that indicates their discomfort in a particular situation. For example, some dogs may suddenly growl when there are strangers or new people in your home because they may feel threatened and are being territorial.
Even though they have self-cleaning properties, they need to be bathed, with a suitable shampoo, at least once a week, if necessary, or every 6 weeks. Some huskies hate to bathe. Some may be afraid of water, while some are not.How do Huskies paws not freeze? ›
While there is an insulating layer of fat under a dog's foot pads (think blubber on whales and seals), their key feet-feature is a specialized circulatory mechanism called a countercurrent heat exchanger.Is 15 degrees too cold for a Husky? ›
20-35 degrees is where large dogs need to have eyes on them, as these are potentially unsafe conditions depending on your dog's breed and unique needs. 15 degrees and lower is where you hit a danger zone, so you'll want to really limit your dog's exposure to the elements and keep them indoors as much as possible.How long can huskies go without food? ›
Most healthy dogs can go up to five days without food, though that number is only true if your pet is still drinking plenty of water. Some can even go up to seven days without, though you should never let things get that far without taking your dog to the vet.Are huskies aggressive? ›
Huskies are fiercely loyal, intelligent, and affectionate dogs. As a general rule, huskies aren't prone to aggression. However, aggressive behaviors are possible in all dogs, and these behaviors need to be corrected at the first sign of exerting dominance, becoming territorial, or tracking prey.Are huskies good with kids? ›
So, are huskies good with kids? Yes, huskies are generally good family dogs thanks to their friendly, outgoing, active nature. Huskies make great playmates for slightly older children thanks to being high-energy dogs, but they'll need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.Does a dog trust you if they sleep on you? ›
Cuddles & Sleepy Snuggles 💤
Dogs choose to sleep where they feel most comfortable and at ease, so if your dog enjoys sleeping in your bed, or likes to snuggle up to you for a nap, they feel trust in you that they will be safe to do so.
Why do Huskies nudge you? ›
“[Dogs] can't communicate with humans in the same way [that] they communicate with other dogs, so they try and get your attention by nudging you or bumping into you,” Rice told The Dodo. “When a dog bumps or nudges you with their nose, it is usually because they want your attention or they want something from you.”Do Huskies try to talk to you? ›
Your Husky will let you know, loudly and often, if they're excited, bored, feeling defiant, stressed out, or just want to chat with you. Though we may not understand precisely what they're “saying,” we usually get a pretty good idea of what they mean.How smart is a Husky? ›
Many dog species excel in certain areas of intelligence over other dog breeds. But what about Siberian Huskies? According to Stanley Coren, a leading canine psychologist, huskies ranked 74th out of 138 dog breeds making them, according to Dr. Coren of average intelligence.Are huskies easy to train? ›
Siberian Huskies are notorious for being difficult to train. They are a pack dog with a hierarchical order of leadership and, therefore, are stubborn, strong-willed, and independent.Can huskies be loyal to one person? ›
Huskies are loyal dogs, but they're not loyal in the sense that they'll follow you around. These dogs need freedom and independence, so they aren't your standard lap dog at all. Huskies aren't for everyone at the end of the day and you may prefer other dog breeds and clingy dogs instead!Are Huskies wolf or dogs? ›
Despite its wolf-like pointy ears, long coat, and general skittishness, the husky is a breed of domesticated dog and not a hybrid at all. Huskies are classified as a spitz breed, along with other longhaired working dogs, including the Akita Inu and the Alaskan Malamute.Do all Husky have blue eyes? ›
Though it's one of their most distinguishing and celebrated features, not all huskies have blue eyes. They have just as much chance of being brown-eyed and a smaller chance of having bi-colored eyes (also called heterochromia) or parti-colored (blue mixed with brown) eyes. Very rarely, they can even have green irises.Which is better malamute or husky? ›
“The Siberian Husky was bred to pull light loads over long distances,” says Demmin. “The Alaskan Malamute was bred to pull heavy loads over short distances. I like to compare the Siberian to a marathon runner – light and nimble. The Malamute is the weightlifter – big and strong.”How rare is a blue eyed Husky? ›
Huskies have an about 40% chance of having two blue eyes. Among dog breeds with blue eyes, they are definitely the ones with the highest prevalence! If you are looking to get a blue-eyes dog, this might be the breed for you.What are black Huskies called? ›
The agouti color gene
“Agouti Husky” refers to a Husky with a wild-type coloring, which is also called wolf sable. Each individual hair of a wild-type colored dog has several bands alternating in black and tan color. This gives the dog the characteristic “dark” color that can be hard to pinpoint.
Are blue eyed Huskies rare? ›
According to the new study, published in PLOS Genetics, breeders report that blue eyes are a common and dominant trait among Siberian huskies, but appear to be rare and recessive in other breeds, like Pembroke Welsh corgis, old English sheepdogs and border collies.Do Huskies bark or talk? ›
Many dog breeds bark, but huskies talk -- not just any old barking or growling, but actually using their voice to communicate with us humans. Husky talk is different because of their vocal cords, which can produce a wide range of pitches and tones to create unique sounds we can hear clearly.Do Huskies bark a lot? ›
The good news is that Huskies rarely bark, they would much rather howl or chirp. The bad news, your pooch will never get tired of hearing his own voice, but you can bet your neighbors will. Of course, since Huskies prefer not to bark, they are not exactly the best guard dogs.Do male or female huskies live longer? ›
Siberian Huskies have a lifespan of 10-13 years. Although some Siberian Huskies can live up to 16 years, the average lifespan is 12 to 15 years. In all breeds, including huskies, females live slightly longer than males.What makes a Husky happy? ›
Activities such as training, fetch, or tug of war are always good, along with ensuring that you provide toys for play and recreational chewing to keep your husky entertained.Why do huskies run away? ›
Huskies As A Breed Are Born And Bred To Run
However, if a husky is not receiving enough attention or mental stimulation through playing or training, or even physical exercise, they become frustrated with the monotonous life. A husky's natural instinct is to run and has very little to do with its attachment to you.
Basically, huskies are characteristically suited to living in the cold. Despite the Northern Reaches being their more natural habitat, however, any loving dog owner can adopt a Husky in any climate, so long as they take care to make sure they stay healthy!Why are so many Siberian Huskies in shelters? ›
The reason we get so many Huskies in as strays is because they are incredible escape artists. They will go over, under or through just about any type of fencing and can be door darters if the opportunity presents itself.Why are dogs relinquished to shelters? ›
Personal issues such as not enough time or too much unwanted responsibility for animal care, life changes such as a new baby, divorce, or legal challenges may result in dog relinquishment to shelters.What breeds end up in shelters the most? ›
#1 – American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier and various Pit Bull-type dogs make up the vast majority of purebred dogs found in shelters. In fact, there are nearly 18,000 dogs waiting for their forever homes listed on the website.
Where should huskies sleep at night? ›
Be sure to put your Husky's crate in a place where he will be comfortable sleeping at night. You may want your Husky in or near your bedroom or in a quieter area of the house or even a popular family room area. Either way, be sure you can hear your Husky if he's a puppy and is still potty training.Do huskies protect their owners? ›
Huskies, by their very nature, are quite protective of their owners. Your job will be to reinforce that you are part of his territory to defend. You will also need to use obedience commands to train Ice to react in the correct manner to protect you.Do they put dogs to sleep if they don't get adopted? ›
Occasionally, people from a local animal welfare group will camp out front, hoping to change your mind. No shelter, of course, can refuse an animal. But they can euthanize them - and often do, in a matter of days. Those days can be some of the most stressful, confusing and sad days of a dog's life.At what age are most dogs given up? ›
Characteristics of Pets Being Relinquished
According to the study: The majority of the surrendered dogs (47.7%) and cats (40.3%) were between 5 months and 3 years of age. The majority of dogs (37.1%) and cats (30.2) had been owned from 7 months to 1 year.
Unfortunately, yes. Your rescue dog likely remembers being abused. It will take some time for your pup to forget the negative impact they had on your dog.What is the least adopted dog? ›
Black Dog Syndrome
Most experienced shelter workers will tell you that black dogs are often adopted less than any other coat color. Be it black Labrador Retrievers, Shepherds, Rottweilers, etc., they are often passed over by potential adopters. This discrepancy in adoptions is referred to as “Black Dog Syndrome.”
Pit bulls, pit bull mixes, black cats and black dogs are the most unlikely animals to be adopted from local shelters, according to those who run them. While stigma and negative perceptions may make pit bulls or pit bull mixes an undesirable adoption choice, overbreeding may also play a factor.How do I pick a good dog from a shelter? ›
- ComPETibility Matters™: Choosing a dog is a lot like choosing a human partner. ...
- A breed apart: Many people choose a dog based on a breed description or a breed of dog they had as a kid. ...
- Personalities come in all sizes. ...
- Gender equality. ...
- Love at first sight.
14.1% of dogs are surrendered due to housing issues, the top reason for canines, while more cats are surrendered due to the owner having too many animals (22.6%) than any other reason.Why black dogs don t get adopted? ›
Some people believe that during the pet adoption process some potential owners associate the color black with evil or misfortune (similar to the common superstition surrounding black cats), and this bias transfers over to their choice of dog.