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Rescue a Black Dog, Find Unconditional Love

Updated on April 24, 2015
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Pets of all kinds have shared Yvonne's life. They seem to find her when they are in need and she helps them find their forever home.

Adopt One from Natchitoches Hope for Paws

There is nothing more eyecatching than a classy black dog walking on a leash or playing in a yard. Â Black dogs rock! They make a statement.

There are many black dogs (and cats) in shelters today that desperately need forever homes. Natchitoches Hope for Paws has several that are available for adoption, like Trooper the American Straffordshire Terrier and Daphne, the mixed breed who was found near Black Lake.

Let's give these dark and handsome boys and girls a loving home and make the Back in Black campaign a success by changing the future for a pet in black. Not just for the campaign, but throughout the year.

The beautiful big boy above is Trooper and he was up for adoption at NHP. Thanks to a loving family, he has found a forever home, but Natchitoches Hope for Paws still needs your help. Currently their facility is maxed out with available puppies and dogs of all colors.

Please Give a Forever Home to a Pet in Black

Dreaming of Black Dogs

Daphne Beautiful Eyes
Daphne Beautiful Eyes

Daphne was Available for Adoption at NHP

This picture of Daphne and all photos on this page are property of Natchitoches Hope for Paws and are used with their permission.

A Black dog's sleek, shining coat glimmering purple hues in the warm sunshine is a sight to behold. A happy black lab playing fetch with his boy brings back fond memories. Black dogs are beautiful, loyal, loving and many are in need of a forever home.

The NHP is looking for good homes for it's black dogs. Shelters all over the U.S. have an abundance of black pets. Why? Experts in the field have several theories. Some say that it is because there are just more black dogs born each year. Others say that there are more black dogs in shelters because many people associate a black animal with superstition or fear. What ever the reason, there are many kind and gentle dogs with dark coats in shelters, that would make a fine addition to a loving family.

Back in Black 2 at a Shelter Near You

Each year, the NHP participates in a nation wide campaign event called Back in Black, Change the Future for a Pet in Black. Their goal is to find good homes for all of their "pets in black". This page features some of the sleek and shiny, beautiful in black, canines from NHP's shelter.

Natchitoches Hope for Paws
Natchitoches Hope for Paws

Natchitoches Hope for Paws' Story

A 501c3 Rescue Organization Located in Natchitoches, LA

It all started with a call to help rescue some lab puppies that were dumped in the woods; the rescue mission began with members of the Humane Society and the newly formed Hope for Paws, along with several animal lovers from the general public. Since that rescue, Hope for Paws has found every one of the labs a loving home.

Trooper, Gentle & Loving

Trooper

Trooper Standing
Trooper Standing

Our first featured dog is a gentle giant male named Trooper. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier and is quite the handsome fellow. Trooper weighs about 60 lbs. and is approximately 2 years old.

Success! Trooper Has a Forever Home - But many of his kin are still homeless

Trooper Gentle and Handsome
Trooper Gentle and Handsome

Trooper was found wandering around at an oil site. When he came to NHP, he was skin and bones. Â He has gained weight and is quite a looker. Â Trooper has hip dysplasia, but doesn't let it slow him down. As time goes by it will probably affect him more.Â

More dogs like this sweet and lovable boy need a foster home or a forever home. A place where they can enjoy themselves and where they can give their human unconditional love. Visit NHP Adoptable Rescues to see more dogs and puppies in need of a home.

Trooper Likes Chew Toys

Trooper needs sturdy chew toys. This one might just fit the bill.

More Beautiful Adoptable Black Dogs

Daphne is 2 years old
Daphne is 2 years old

Pretty Daphne

Many of the stories of gorgeous black pups in the shelter are very similar. Some of these have been adopted, but every day more homeless animals find their way to the shelter.

Found near Black Lake

She is part of a litter of 6 others who came to us from the Black Lake area almost 2 years ago. The momma dog, Daisy Duke has been adopted along with two other siblings by one of our volunteers. Daphne had a home for a short period of time, until the family broke up and she came back to our care.

She is loving, good with children and other dogs. She is house trained and would be a great forever pet for someone. The Black Lake pups had a very bad start in life, they are all waiting for their chance at a forever home! (She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations).


Black and White Bubba

This is another pup that was found in the Black Lake area. He's a real cutie and is only about 2 years old. There are many black and white dogs and puppies like Bubba available for adoption. If you'd like to see them go to either the NHP home page or Facebook page.

Also, Tattoo, a Black Male Terrier Mix

Tattoo was found near the local tattoo parlor. He's about 2 years old and loves to be out of the kennel. Tattoo has found a home, but others are not so lucky.

Black Lake Animal Hoarders

Recently, some well meaning attempts to help abandoned dogs turned into a case of animal hoarding. NHP rescued many dogs and puppies of all sizes from a couple of sites. These darling dogs need a loving home. Please visit NHP's web site or Facebook Page to see pictures of these and other precious pups. You'll find the links below.

Daphne Rolling and Having Fun

Daphne Rolling and Having Fun
Daphne Rolling and Having Fun

Rawhide Chew Bones, Yum!

All the dogs at NHP love to chew on these rawhide bones. Wouldn't you like to send a box to them?

Plenty of Darling Black Puppies

Elsie's Puppies are Ready for Adoption
Elsie's Puppies are Ready for Adoption

Most of Elsie's pups have found their forever homes, but more little bundles of joy await the caring human who will take them home. These little ones will return that love ten fold.

Another of Elsie's Pups
Another of Elsie's Pups

Many Little Black Puppies are Ready for Adoption

If you want a puppy, NHP's cup runneth over with little wiggly, waggy-tail pups of all shapes and sizes. They are longing to find a forever home.

The pups pictured here that belonged to Elsie, the sweet Blue Tick Hound's eleven puppies have been adopted. Their father was probably a Lab so they are a good mix. Read the story of their rescue and birth here.


One of Elsie's Puppies, Such a Sweet Face

One of Elsie's Puppies, Such a Sweet Face
One of Elsie's Puppies, Such a Sweet Face

NHP Needs Your Help

Natchitoches Hope for Paws is a small rescue organization so funds are limited. Lately an abundance of abandoned and mistreated dogs have found their way to their shelter. If you would like to donate to NHP, you can do it HERE.

Address:

Natchitoches Hope For Paws
P.O. Box 2552
Natchitoches, LA 71457

All the proceeds from this page will go to Natchitoches Hope for Paws, so if you buy something, it will help the rescued dogs.

Photos of Some of NHP's Black Dogs - Many More Await

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One of Elsie's pups. They love to eat and play.Pretty Daphne wants a forever home.Daphne is a delightful dog!Trooper getting some exercise.Trooper on his bed in the kennel. He really wants to go home with someone who will love him.
One of Elsie's pups. They love to eat and play.
One of Elsie's pups. They love to eat and play.
Pretty Daphne wants a forever home.
Pretty Daphne wants a forever home.
Daphne is a delightful dog!
Daphne is a delightful dog!
Trooper getting some exercise.
Trooper getting some exercise.
Trooper on his bed in the kennel. He really wants to go home with someone who will love him.
Trooper on his bed in the kennel. He really wants to go home with someone who will love him.

Note to Self - Check out the great dogs at

Natchitoches Hope for Paws Adoptable Rescues on their website or on Facebook for updates about puppy showings.

© 2012 Yvonne L. B.

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      chas65 4 years ago

      We had 2 Boston Terriers and as a child we had a black mixed breed. Rescue dogs seem to know that they have been saved and have a special love.

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      Excellent for raising awareness of this. Rescues near us do seem to have more long term black dogs and particularly any black greyhounds that come in. I think black dogs look gorgeous! Blessed.

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      Yvonne L. B. 4 years ago from Covington, LA

      @aka-rms: Mine are black and orange-gold so we look like Halloween all year long. ;)

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      Robin S 4 years ago from USA

      Most of my pets are little black cuties. Both cats and dogs.

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      mohamedm 5 years ago

      i like your lens too much, nice work .

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      I have a black lab she is also very beautiful,nice lens

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      i used to have an awesome black cat years ago - she was really tiny, sleek, limp and cuddly - just an amazing animal. Love your pics and write ups about black dogs.

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      ian-finnimore 5 years ago

      they are all beautiful, if I didn't have three already .... ha ha ha

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      racko09 5 years ago

      Idont have black pets, but i like it. and my next dog will be black, i think French bulldog :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I currently own two black dogs. Ace is 1 and is a terrier mix. Dante is 2 and it some lab mix. He looks like he might have some Chow in him because he had the squinty, watery eyes that we recently got fixed :) I also had a 5 y/o black lab named BooBoo who passed away last October as a victim of a hit and run. I'm still waiting for the ache to become bearable and for me to graduate college and move to the city I plan on living at before I search for BooBoo the second. It's so down-roght hard too because a few of Elsie's pups remind me of her when she was a pup.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      @flycatcherrr: Yes, superstition plays a large part, even in our modern world. It is a shame that some loving animals would be feared or shunned just because they were born with a dark coat. Thanks for the comment.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Two black greyhounds here! I have noticed that some people tend to be more nervous of black dogs than other colours - perhaps because it's harder to read their expressions? Or maybe just superstition. I think it was Winston Churchill who used to refer to his depression as his "black dog".

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      @BeyondRoses: I have 2 black cats who found us a year or so after Hurricane Katrina. Star Noir and Pepper are house cats now and you would never know that they were once abandoned strays.

      The little black pups are such cuties. When NHP found Elsie, the mother, they knew she was VERY pregnant, but 11 pups was a big surprise. People in north Louisiana just don't get their dogs spayed or neutered. NHP is trying to educate the public about this.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      @PlethoraReader: Thanks for comment. I understand about your relationship with Dodger. I have a similar one with my rescued black and white dog, Rio.

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      My cat has tuxedo markings, but from the back, she looks all black. She found her forever home with me 8 years ago, after she was lost, or abandoned. All animals, have such hopeful eyes, waiting for a forever home. The black dogs, look to be wonderful pets, and Daphne has such beautiful eyes. So many sweet little black puppies waiting. If only people would be responsible, and spay/neuter their pets.

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      Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

      I adopted my greatest friend Dodger who is mostly black (a little white badge on his chest) and could not love him any more. Just need to remember to put lights on him when we walk him at night for his own protection. Thank you for sharing! (www.squidoo.com/Dodger if you want to see pictures)