Moritz and Hunter
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 11 to 3 Saturday, May 16 and noon to 3 Sunday, May 17, in the Kirkwood Petco. To see which dogs will be there plus other available dogs, go Here.
Moritz and Hunter (above) and I would like to thank all the people who donated to St. Louis Senior Dog Project on Give STLDay May 5. Thanks to all of you, we raised just over $10,000 in 24 hours.
The people who donate are as special to us as the people who adopt from us, and often they are the same people. Thanks, especially, to those of you who donated to honor and to memorialize the pets you donated from us.
It was quite a day. Our organization depends on donations to stay in busy while giving our rescue dogs all the care they need. Our per dog expenses average more than our per dog adoption fees. So we raise money to make up the difference. We don't cut back on care. Our philosophy is that once we welcome a dog into our program, we will do what it takes to make it healthy enough for adoption. Moritz and Hunter are examples of young dogs who came to us as healthy dogs. Our only expenses for them were the costs to neuter, microchip and check for heartworms and intestinal parasites.
Now we just need to find permanent homes for these awesome dogs who are also best friends -- most of the time.
One awesome dog who did find a home last weekend is Josie the black chihuahua with the grey muzzle. Here she is with her new people.
Naturally, we have some new dogs joining our family. We're taking in several seniors -- two from Jefferson County Animal Control and one from a family that has experienced several losses recently.
Fern and Thistle, the bonded beagles, have now completed their second course of heartworm treatments and are responding well.
Kayla the yorkshire terrier is recovering from the removal of a large abdominal mass and several mammary tumors. She will still need more surgery and dental care later. That may seem like a lot to do for one little dog, but her foster mom says t his little puppy mill survivor is the sweetest foster dog she's every had. So hang in there, Kayla.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project