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. See our adoptable pets here. And come meet them in person Saturday at either the Kirkwood Petco, I-44 and Lindbergh, or the Bridgeton Petsmart.
We're climbing higher. Keep voting! We're still No 1 in Missouri and now 51 in the nation in The Animal Rescue Site/Petfinder.com challenge. Our goal this week is to make it into the top 50. (Easy!) Keep voting daily until August 22. We could receive a grant as high as $10,000 if we make it all the way to the top. State winners all receive $1,000. Here's the link: Vote
Clara is an example of a "perfect" dog. That's what her main human Jaime says.
We found Clara at a puppymill auction and saved her from spending her life as a breeder. Clara is a Clumber Spaniel, a rare breed and one I never expected to see at an auction. She was four months old and softer to the touch than any pup I'd ever met.
Clara quickly found a home. Jaime adopted her in December. Last week she sent me pictures and the latest news.
''Clara is now almost ten months old, and absolutely perfect. I know everyone says that, but she is just a true blessing to me, my family, and of course (very important) my cocker spaniel Taylor. Clara's past may be unknown but her future is bright. She is a joy for everyone who encounters her, from the vet, to the park, to her very first obedience trial (this past weekend! She would have qualified on Saturday had the judge's glasses not made her nervous!) and she integrated instantly into our lives, just seamlessly. She is Taylor's best buddy, and looks to him for all of 'life's lessons' and adventures. He wouldn't admit it, but he loves her too. (Picture below of Clara grooming Taylor)
"Clara is now learning some agility skills on the 'baby' A-Frame and teeter totter in our backyard in order to build confidence. We look to someday be sending you win photos as her training progresses. She is an exciting, special girl who has already brought us so many gifts, in such a short time. Each day we're laughing and smiling even more than before, because of Clara!"
What a beauty and what a happy story. Thanks, Jaime.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project