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. See our adoptable dogs here. We'll be at the Kirkwood Petco 11 to 3 Saturday/Sunday, December 4 and 5. We'll also have dogs at the Holiday Magic Friday/Saturday and Sunday in the America's Center in Downtown St. Louis
OUR 2011 Calendar is now available. You can purchase it online at www.yearbox.com/seniordog or at one of our adoption events. Volunteers will also be selling calendars. A great Christmas gift for your dog-loving friends.
My day was still new when I received an email from an Illinois shelter about a sheltie mix named Shiloh.
Could we please take her? Shiloh was about eight years old and was living in an outdoor pen as the temperatures dropped. She was an awfully sweet dog and pretty too. I looked at her picture and decided we just might find room. Shiloh will be heading our way later this week. Welcome to you, Shiloh.
Then I heard from a foster parent who said he was ready for a new foster. He'd already picked one out -- a black lab/shepherd mix at Jefferson County Animal Control. The picture below shows the still unnamed dog as we first encountered him at the shelter. He's about two years old and will be in his new foster home soon. Welcome. Your shelter days are over.
I received good news about noon. Rosie, who had come back to us with a hip injury, was healing and would not need surgery. That was good news for more than one reason. Good for Rosie, of course. And here's Rosie:
But knowing that Rosie wouldn't be going through a long convalescence meant I could take in another shelter dog. I had one in mind -- a female shepherd mix at Jefferson County. I'd seen her last week and something in her called to me. Then today I read an email about dogs at risk and she was marked as "extra urgent." I knew what that meant. So I visited the shelter and told them I'd also be taking her into St. Louis Senior Dog Project. Here she is asking for release from her pen. And what should we call a girl with such an interesting face?
Last weekend one of our volunteers attended a dog auction where a puppymill was shutting down. She brought home a $1 senior chihuahua noone else wanted , a four- month- old poodle puppy, and a poodle mama with four shipoo puppies (shih tzu/poodle) only four weeks old.
Mom is a good mom. The adorable puppies (3 boys and one girl) will be ready for adoption in about a month. And then mom, who is five years old, will need a home too. Welcome all.
Of course, taking in dogs is the easy part. Finding them homes is where the work is.
We'll be doing that this weekend at the Kirkwood Petco and at the America's Center where some of will be participating in Holiday Magic.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project