30 Nov 2021

Black Beauties

Animal Welfare

Black Beauties

We’ve mentioned “Black Dog Syndrome” before but with so many beautiful black coated dogs currently sitting in our kennels, I felt it was time to bring it up again!

Black Dog Syndrome is a sad phenomenon by which dogs with mostly black coats are far more likely to be euthanised in pounds and far less likely to be adopted from rescues and shelters. There are many contributing factors to why this is the case – from black dogs simply not photographing as well as their lighter coated kennel-mates to the sad reality that people are often superstitious and fear black dogs assuming they will be unlucky, bad-tempered or cross (especially large black dogs).

This is, of course, all nonsense – black dogs are just as loving as any others – but sadly, that doesn’t change the facts and rescue workers across the world will tell you how their hearts break to see sweet, friendly dogs passed over for a home time and time again simply because of their coat colour.

Below is a selection of the 10 fabulous black dogs currently waiting to find their forever homes in our kennels, some of them have been with us for many months but none of them have given up hope of finding their family. When visitors arrive at the rescue they perk up, get excited, jump, bark and dash about – anything they can think of to draw attention to themselves; they may as well be shouting “Pick me! I’m right here! Pick me!” but even still they are often ignored. Could you break the cycle and open your home to a black dog? Could you be the person to visit our kennels and say “Black dog, I see you and I will love you?” Can you look beyond the colour of their coat to see the colour of their heart? I hope so.

Polly is a stunning two year old black Labrador. She came to us from North Tipp Pound and has been waiting for her forever family ever since. Polly is a gentle, sweet natured girl who will thrive with a little love, care and a daily walk.

Java is a sweet Collie Labrador cross. He did not have a good start in life knowing only fear and neglect, but with some TLC he has grown into a friendly, affectionate dog. Named Java because he is full of pep, this energetic 15 month old boy will surely wake up and shake up your life! Java’s brother Jett is also looking for a home.

Robbie is an absolute charmer – this beautiful boy will sweep you off your feet and we promise you, you will not regret a visit to see him! Little more than a pup, this 13 month old Collie mix has his whole life ahead of him - could that life be with you?

Iowa is a gorgeous 9 month old Labrador cross. This pup is friendly, affectionate and loves children but she will, as with any pup, need love, patience and training to help her adapt to family life.

Rio is a pretty collie x Spaniel mix. He is super friendly and full of fun. This boy, who is about a year old and is sure to inject some joy into your days. Named for the approaching Olympics, the only prize this boy seeks is a loving home.

All of the above dogs are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated against parasites.

If you have any questions about adopting a dog from Mo Chara Animal Rescue or pet care please don’t hesitate to contact us - email, call 087-2577182, or find us on Facebook (


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