In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, photographer Fred Levy poses with his dog, a 12-year-old rat terrier named Toby, for a photograph at his home, in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf.
In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, photographer Fred Levy poses with his dog, a 12-year-old rat terrier named Toby, for a photograph at his home, in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. Steven Senne AP Photo
In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, photographer Fred Levy poses with his dog, a 12-year-old rat terrier named Toby, for a photograph at his home, in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. Steven Senne AP Photo

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