Black dogs harder to rehome

Mr Ambrose Lim and his wife Fransisca Fortunata with Leia. There were comments about its colour and size before they adopted the mongrel, but Mr Lim says he has no regrets about the decision to adopt the dog.
Mr Ambrose Lim and his wife Fransisca Fortunata with Leia. There were comments about its colour and size before they adopted the mongrel, but Mr Lim says he has no regrets about the decision to adopt the dog.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

IT administrator Ambrose Lim, 29, took an unwelcome guest to his grandmother's place during Chinese New year in February.

"There were comments about the colour and size," said Mr Lim. "People asked us to consider a smaller, better-looking dog."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Black dogs harder to rehome'. Print Edition | Subscribe