There are cats and dogs of all colors, shapes and sizes who are in need of loving homes. If you are considering adding to your family with a new pet, consider adoption as there are so many great animals just waiting to be adopted from shelters across the nation. Rescue groups often have foster families caring for wonderful pets who are also available for adoption. If you have a very specific breed in mind, consider contacting a rescue group for that particular breed.
If you would like to search for a new best friend through animal shelters and rescue groups, you could start by visiting www.petfinder.com/animal-shelters-and-rescues.
And forget the folklore…be sure to think about adopting that black cat or dog!