When Donna Clark heard a black pit bull named Arlo was in need of a temporary home, she knew she was in for a tough ride. She also knew that there was no way she’d turn him down.
Clark, the president of Soul 2 Soul Animal Rescue, understands better than anyone how difficult it is to adơрt out black pit bulls. She’s not sure why — whether it’s due to superstition or because some people find their looks intimidating — but time after time, black pit bulls have been the most challenging dogs for the shelter to place. Regardless, Clark was going to make it work.
“Good rеscuеs don’t just take on easy-to-place dogs,” Soul 2 Soul wrote in a Facebook post. “They take on an animal in need, no matter what they look likе.”
Like many overlooked black pit bulls who’d come to the shelter before him, Arlo had a kind face and a sunny disposition. He didn’t understand why no one wanted him.
“The beautiful, happy personality of black pit bulls and black pit bull mixes can oftentimes get overlooked by what people see on the outside,” Clark told The Dodo.
When Arlo finally found a home, he was so excited. Unfortunately, the match was short lived — Arlo’s adơрters realized the pup was too energetic and playful for their lifestyle and decided to return him. Clark was devastated to see Arlo back at the shelter again.