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,April 4, in the Kirkwood Petco. To see which dogs will be there plus other available dogs, go Here.
What’s wrong with Coco?
Coco is a 2 to 3 year old dog who is perfect in most of the important ways. She’s housebroken, cuddly, friendly, good with other pets, and a nice size to boot – only about 35 lbs. She’s not too old or too young. Not too small. Not too big. Just right.
At night when I’m watching television, she tucks herself against me. She also joins me in bed, burrowing under the covers, sometimes dropping her head lightly over my waist.
Am I the only one who thinks she’s a wonderful dog?
I picked up Coco from one of our nearby shelters where she’d been picked up as a stray. She was infested with fleas. Her frantic scratching had worn away much of her hair. No owner claimed her, and I doubt the shelter officials would have released her to an owner who had neglected her so badly.
We took her in, got rid of the fleas, and restored her coat to something almost luxurious. But still she waits for someone to come along and offer her a home.
Why? I asked one of our other volunteers. The answer shocked me.
“She’s not the most attractive dog,” the other person said.
“I think she is,” I answered.
“But you’re used to her.”
Oh? I looked at Coco closely. I guess you’d call her a plain black and tan dog. “But she has such a pretty face,” I respond.
“If you say so.”
Discussing her prospects, we decide Coco might attract more attention with a bright collar and maybe a scarf.
So watch for Coco at our next adoption event sporting a bright collar and a festive scarf.
And tell her she’s beautiful.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project