I saw you come in...looking...searching.
I traced and retraced your gaze
It seems I am invisible...unnoticeable
Many of us come in confused...afraid.
Some of us are lost,
Some are surrendered.
We all have wanted one thing...
A family to call our own.
Unwarranted misconceptions and
superstitions played a part on our fate.
Hollywood movies portrayed us to be
Old wives tale states that we are workers
of evil and bearers of bad omen.
Other cultures and beliefs associate
our color with the devil.
For some, it symbolizes grief and death.
My heart just bleeds for those who are
out of time and were put to sleep.
We are often overlooked, unwanted and
killed at a higher rate.
They said, our portraits doesn't
But I tell you, we also have a
heart of gold.
Statistics show we are the first
and the last.
The first to get euthanized and the last to find homes.
An ongoing sad situation impacting our
Have you noticed me? I'm the black dog
in the next kennel
patiently waiting for you.
Brown, tan, white, yellow or black.
We are all the same,
yet all have different luck.
Some are spoiled rotten,
others are neglected.
Some are easily adopted, but there's more
that waited and put to sleep.
I looked at you begging,
Please take me home.
This shelter is cold and I want to be
in your arms warm.
I am the best friend that
you could ever want.
Just look into my eyes and go past beyond
the color of my fur.
It's the biggest hurdle that lets
you see my soul.
We have different color
but we are all the same.
I will be your loyal and trusting
A loving protector and valiant guard.
I will please you any way I could.
Learning new tricks, playing fetch or
simply just sitting beside you.
I will listen to you even if I could not
understand your words.
And wipe away your tears with a smile or
a lick on your face.
I will not judge you for the things
you did or what you said.
Know that I am your biggest fan...
I adore and love you.
I thank you for giving me shelter...
a warm home and a heart that loves.
And in return, I am giving you my all
even if it meant my life.