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15 Dark Doggos That Will Melt Your Heart

But for some reason, not a lot of people want to adopt them because of their black coats. Let's change that!

I've always been drawn to the dark and demure — I mean, I do live in New York City and the stereotype that we always wear black is definitely true. Even so, I find it baffling that black cats in shelters tend to have difficulty being adopted. But alas, people will always have their superstitions, sadly. It wasn't until photographer Shaina Fishman's project highlighting black rescue dogs and the trouble they have finding homes when I realized that it wasn't just an issue with cats.

Kirby

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

BuzzFeed spoke with Fishman, and she told us that black dogs tend to be adopted less often than others, and they are most likely to be euthanized. With 20% of the 3.3 million dogs in shelters nationwide being euthanized each year according to the ASPCA, this is a big issue for dark doggos. Fishman is a commercial photographer specializing in animals, and decided she wanted to use her talents to highlight the beauty of these dogs in an effort to help more pretty pups get adopted.

Beau

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Fifty Cent

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Charlie

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Ozzie

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Puppers

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Sammy

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Mia

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Sofi

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Ulysses

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Zoey

Shaina Fishman / Via Instagram: @shainafishman

Shaina Fishman

As an added bonus, here are the happy fur babies with their humans!

Foster Dogs NYC / Via fosterdogsnyc.com

Okay, one more lil' extra... These cuties in action!

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Foster Dogs NYC collaborated on this project. For more of Shaina Fishman's animal photography, visit shainafishman.com.

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