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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Animal shelters nationwide have found it difficult finding homes for medium to large dogs simply due to their color—black.
Many people have proposed theories why black dogs in particular, are faced with 'doggie discrimination'.
Some fear that because there are usually so many at shelters, there is good reason why nobody wanted them.
Whatever the reason, people are passing them over.
"When everything is equal, they are last to get adopted, and people theorize that maybe they just don't show up, or color attracts, whatever it is, it just makes us, you know, cry inside," adds Debbie Blackwood, Twin Falls Animal Shelter.
In most cases, it takes very little time to adopt any animal at the shelter in Twin Falls. They recommend taking a few minutes to let one of their staff help match you with the perfect animal.