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 and even a few cats. Take a look at our adoptable pets. We'll have dogs at the Kirkwood Petco 11 to 3 next Saturday and Sunday.
It wasn't until I was back home and ready to rest up from Saturday's adoption event that I received the best news of the day.
The young couple who had lingered around Bella and Bubba, two black labs, near the end of the event had quickly made up their minds. They wanted to adopt both of these dogs and keep them together.
Wow. We'd found a home together for two large black dogs aged 5 and 7 years. This is the kind of thing some people think is just plain impossible.
Of course we had some help from these two great dogs. They were housebroken and good with other dogs, cats and children. Their former owners had given them away to relatives who decided they couldn't afford two dogs. So Bella and Bubba ended up in the Franklin County Humane Society where their prospects were not very good.
I just happened to be there picking up another dog when I saw Bella and Bubba. Fortunately, I soon had an available foster home with two lab lovers.
That wasn't the only good news. Elliott the 9-year-old dachshund went to his new home. Elliott had lived all his life in a puppymill. We've already heard from his new human who tells us he's fitting in just fine with two other dachshunds. Buster the senior Maltese also went to a new home.
Others finding homes were Winston Spotty, an 8-month-old schnauzer; Sally, a chihuahua pup; Teddy Bear, a poodle, and Sampson, a cocker spaniel.
And speaking of puppies. Did someone say "puppies"? The seven puppies rescued from Jefferson County Animal Control are all still doing well. We have fingers crossed. Here are two cute pictures --little Stella, who looks like a sheltie or border collie mix, followed by Rocky, the runt of the litter. More to come.
I'm sitting here with all of my foster dogs -- none of which were adopted Saturday. Sigh. Lucky, the loveable black lab mix selected by my granddaughters, is still with me and available. He'll make a great family dog. He's good with everyone, even cats and small dogs.
Penny, the nearly perfect 9-year-old beagle/rat terrier, is still available, and she comes as a "senior special" with free vet care if adopted by a senior citizen.
Abby is with me. She's the dog who spent her life at the end of a chain with only a blue barrel for shelter. And I have Shaggy the beagle, Star Dust the shepherd mix who had ear surgery, and Nolan, the shaved-down Aussie/Cattle Dog. And that's not all.
But it's certainly enough.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project