J.D. is an outgoing and affectionate 1-year-old black Labrador mix. He is very athletic and would make an excellent hiking or running partner. He loves everyone he meets and knows no stranger. J.D. is a happy, fun-loving pup who would adapt well in almost any home.
However, black dogs like J.D. are often passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. Most people are not familiar with this issue dubbed "Black Dog Syndrome," but studies have shown it does actually exist. The reasons are unclear, but it may be caused by factors such as unclear facial features or negative portrayals of black pets in books and movies. This is unfortunate for phenomenal pups like J.D. Sporting a beautiful slick black coat, this sweet dog deserves a loving home.
The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center is located at:
28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
For more information, call 949-470-3045.