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 and adopt your new best from 11 to 3 Saturday, April 26 and noon to 3 Sunday, April 27, at the Kirkwood Petco at 1124 S. Kirkwood Rd, and 11 to 2 Saturday, April 26, in Treats Unleashed at 8861-B Ladue Rd in Ladue Crossing Shopping CEnter. To see which dogs will be where, go Here.
I've been gone awhile -- off in New Zealand visiting my daughter and traveling about this beautiful country. For almost three weeks I had an entire bed to myself and I didn't need to worry about getting home in time to let dogs out or make sure every dog was happy and healthy.
It felt good. Believe it or not, I appreciate some time away from dogs. But while in New Zealand I took special interest in the famous Border Collie statue commemorating the role this breed had played in the past and present New Zealand.
But now I'm back catching up with everything that's been going on here with St. Louis Senior Dog Project. For example, Athletes for Animals (headed by Kelly and David Baches) awarded us a $4,500 grant to help fund our Indy Fund, which goes for dogs in our program with expensive medical needs. While gone, several of our adopted dogs went missing and happily made it back home. Quite a few found new homes. And we took in some new ones too. Even while I'm away, the rescnothing stops.
One of the new dogs is Charlie, pictured above, He's a 10 to 12 year old corgi mix who ended up in an Illinois shelter after both of his senior owners went into a nursing home. Poor Charlie was now alone after being loved and provided with good care for his entire life.
What would become of Charlie? At his age, he wasn't a candidate for adoption. But when I saw him, I didn't see an old dog. He looks like a much younger dog and should be good for 5 good years or more (my guess),
Lost distance emailing is possible, and I okayed taking in Charlie, whom I met the day I arrived home after living through two long travel days.
Charlie will make someone a great pet...an easy pet. He'd be especially happy with a senior citizen, so I've made him a Dixie Fund Dog. That means that our Dixie Fund will pay for most of his adoption fee and the adopter will pay only $50. Someone out there is going to adopt Charlie. I know it. Maybe even this weekend.
Charlie came to us neutered and up to date with everything. All he needed was a dental with a few extractions. He came through that fine and is now his happy self.
It amazes me that he seems so content, so resilient in spite of losing everyone and everything he'd eer known.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project