Start Seeing Black Dogs Blog

Monday, August 25, 2008, 09:51 PM ( 704 views )  - Posted by Administrator

Black dogs on the radio? It's true! On Sunday I had the opportunity to be interviewed about our work on behalf of black shelter dogs on the nationally syndicated radio program, Animal Wise Radio. Judging by the number of website hits we've received since yesterday, we had a lot of listeners who care about the plight of black shelter dogs as much as we do.

You can listen to the interview on your computer online anytime by going to: . My interview is 20 minutes into the program. Just click on the "Listen to the Program" button in the upper right hand corner. A window will open that will begin the program broadcast automatically.

Thanks again for your support for black shelter dogs and for our website. Thanks also to Mike Fry and Beth Nelson of Animal Wise Radio for inviting us on the show and asking such great questions.

Our best to you and your dog(s),

Heather Rosenwald

Monday, August 18, 2008, 09:32 PM ( 149 views )  - Posted by Administrator

Have you ever wished that you had an easy way to raise awareness about Black Dog Syndrome? Kim in California sent us this fantastic, easy idea that anyone can use to tell others about the plight of black shelter dogs. She graciously gave us permission to share it with our website readers. Kim uses the cards pictured above which she orders from If you order 250 cards, the cards are FREE. You just pay for shipping and they don't gouge you on the charges.

Kim leaves these cards everywhere; on restaurant tables with her tip; at the gas pump after she fills up; she hands them out when walking her dog and she even tacks them to bulletin boards wherever she finds them.

We love Kim's idea so much that we're creating our own cards with the website on one side. Kim stresses that anyone is welcome to use this design or the card copy to make their own version. Her goal is to raise awareness and increase adoptions. A woman after our own heart!

To order cards from go to: ... av=welcome

Our best to you and your dog(s),


Sunday, August 17, 2008, 08:47 AM ( 51 views )  - Posted by Administrator

Start Seeing Black Dogs is hitting the radio waves! I’ll be doing an interview on Animal Wise Radio on Sunday, August 24th at 12:20 PM. To listen online, go to and click “listen to two hour program” in the upper right hand corner. Can’t be near your computer at the time of the live broadcast? No worries! You can listen to the interview online anytime by clicking on the same button and selecting from archived broadcasts. A pod cast option is also available.

Thanks to Mike Fry and Beth Nelson, hosts of Animal Wise Radio for inviting us on the show. If you’ve never heard the Animal Wise broadcast you’ll love their segments covering local and national animal news, health and welfare and their line up of nationally recognized guests. I am delighted to have this opportunity to talk about our efforts –- in partnership with the amazing readers of this website -- to raise awareness for overlooked black shelter dogs.

Our best to you and your dog (s),


Thursday, August 14, 2008, 09:38 PM ( 66 views )  - Posted by Administrator

Calling all black dogs, the dog event of the summer is here! We are organizing a Black Dog Group to march in the Linden Hill’s “Woofstock” doggie parade. Join us to help raise awareness for the plight of black shelter dogs at this not-to-be-missed event that benefits Animal Ark no-kill Shelter.


WHAT: The Linden Hills Woofstock event includes a pet parade, blessings from the Fairy Dogmother, dog-friendly scavenger hunt, live entertainment, dog trick contest, pet-related vendors, and more.

This is a FREE EVENT!

WHEN: September 13th, 10:00AM - 3:00PM.

WHERE: Linden Hills, Minneapolis, MN. FOR LOCATION MAP AND OTHER DETAILS GO TO: ... nsors.html

***Event proceeds will be donated to Animal Ark, and donation collection jars will be located throughout Woofstock. Animal Ark operates the state's largest spay/neuter assistance program, providing low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter assistance. Animal Ark is also working to encourage other animal welfare organizations to use the proven no-kill equation to end the unnecessary killing of healthy dogs and cats in Minnesota's animal shelters.

Learn more about Animal Ark at

Our best to you and your dog(s),


Thursday, August 14, 2008, 09:10 PM ( 52 views )  - Posted by Administrator

The black dogs are coming – join us for our weekly Black Dog Walk around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis this Sunday, August 17 at 10:30. We walk EVERY WEEK, MAY THROUGH OCTOBER. Sniffing, socializing and the occasional dip in the lake are encouraged. We're referring to the dogs, of course. :)

COMING SOON: We are finalizing details for a winter space in the Linden Hills / Edina area where we can continue to have a Black Dog Play Group during the colder winter months. More on that next week!

WHO: Anyone with one or more black dogs. ***Foster dogs are encouraged to join us. We are stopped every week by passers by who want to meet the dogs, so this is great exposure for dogs awaiting adoption.

WHAT: A casual walk with our black dogs around Lake Harriet, or as far as you want to go. Those who want can return to the Linden Hills Dunn Brothers patio for social time after the walk. Owners Carrie and Brian Ehlers are dog lovers and welcome our group.

WHERE: Meet in front of the Linden Hills Dunn Brothers Coffee, and we’ll walk to the lake from there. 2814 West 43rd Street, Linden Hills, 55410, (612) 925-5669. PLEASE PARK AROUND THE CORNER FROM DUNN BROTHERS SO WE DON'T MONOPOLIZE THE PARKING WHILE WE GO ON OUR WALK. THEIR PARKING LOT IS NOT LARGE :) For a map and directions go to: ... tion_id=8#

WHEN: This Sunday August 17th, 10:30 a.m.

WHY: Black dogs are often the last to be adopted and are euthanised in much larger numbers than other dogs. They are frequently overlooked because potential adopters may consider them too "plain," think that they appear more menacing, or they simply may not see them because their darker color makes them disappear in their kennels. Those involved in animal rescue refer to this as “Black Dog Syndrome.” We want black dogs to become more visible and a little black dog herd marching around the lake is a step in the right direction.

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