Chief, was Bumblebee, out on a walk.
The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is a not-for-profit dog rescue organization specializing in older dogs but taking in and finding homes for dogs of all ages...even puppies. Meet your new best friend at one of this weekends adoption events. We'll have dogs at the Kirkwood and Petco stores 11 to 3 Saturday, September 13, and noon to 3 Sunday, September 14 at Kirkwood Petco. To see which dogs will be there plus other available dogs, go Here.
It's not too late to sign up for our September 20 Trivia Night at Assumption Parish of Mattese, 4709 Mattis Rd. Doors open at 6. Trivia begins at 7. $25 per person for up to 8 players per table. For more information or to make reservations, contact Arlene at 314-623-0412 or Kulade5@yahoo.com. And thanks to the Petco Foundation for sponsoring this event.
All our dogs are rescue dogs. We find them at shelters, as strays, or take them from situations where the owner has died or can no longer care for them. Chief, above, is a sheltie given up by his breeder because he was running in circles. He's walking in straight lines now as seen above as he takes off on one of his walks. His adopters describe him as a "joy."
And now look at this red dog who looks a lot like an Irish Setter. A neighbor found her hiding under the porch at someone's weekend cottage. When no one claimed this pup, we took her. She's a rescue alright, but as soon as we saw her, we knew she'd have no trouble finding a home. When I sent out a few emails this week asking for updates on recently adopted dogs, I received this picture about the red pup now known as Sansa. Looks like she landed ok.
Talulah and Patch both came from Jefferson County Animal. They were at risk of euthanasia when we took them in. Talulah's people now can't imagine life without her. Patch's people say she is their mother's comstant companion, the most afffectionate dog they've ever met, and a lover of water -- something they discovered when she went airborne into the Koi Pond. First here's Talalah in her new home.
And here's Patch (now Lady), resting after the bath that followed the adventure in the Koi pond.
All of those dogs were rescues, but they were easy rescues. They came to us healthy and friendly; they found new homes easily.
This week I took in one of those dogs I describe as "real" rescues. Scarlet O'Hara was also in Jefferson County Animal Control, where she'd arrived thin, hairless in areas, and covered with multiple scratches from her constant itching. Her tail looks like something that belonged on a rat. Her ears smelled of yeast an infection. She is not beautiful now by any standards. But she is friendly and so excited about now having a place to live where she can sleep on a real bed. She has a long way to go, but at least she no longer has the fleas the started the skin problems. So give us and her some time.
Scarlet's immediate future involves baths, baths and more baths, medication for fungal and bacterial infections, and all the good food she wants. Eventually, hair will grow, ears and scratches will heal, and she'll become the beauty she's meant to be. Here she is on her favorite bed.
I'll let you know when she's ready to find a home.
Adoptions over the past weekend included Tanner, who found his home at the Speed Dating event at Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Tanner looks good here, but when he came to us he was skin and bones. Congratulations, Tanner, on your new life.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project