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. See our adoptable dogs here. Our next adoption event will be Sunday, January 2, 11 to 3 in the Kirkwood Petco.
We still have 2011 St. Dog Project calendars available. You can purchase them 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.
I'm back home after visiting my daughter and her family in Syracuse, NY.
Her family includes Lola, the Boston Terrier puppy I brought out to them last summer.
For me, going anywhere is complicated. I need to find places for all the foster dogs in my home. And this time, I really wanted to rescue two chocolate lab/pointer mixes from the local Pound before I left. I ended up boarding them and two others while I was out of town.
Then I crossed my fingers and hoped that just this once I wouldn't have a single crisis while I was away. Things went well up until my last day in Syracuse. Then I heard from the boading facility that Andie, the female chocolate lab/pointer was ill. I arranged to have her sent to one of our vets. Soon I heard the bad news. She'd tested positive for parvovirus...inspite of having been vacinated against it a few days earlier. This is Andie, below.
Today I"m back home and so are the two dogs. Andie made a quick recovery. Amost never got sick.
What a relief. Parvo is an often fatal disease for dogs.
I arrived home to hear that one of our recently adopted dogs had become ill. That's something we never like to hear, but it happens. Something about change and stress and all that just brings out illness in vulnerable dogs. Again, the dog is much better and will be fine.
My sister complains that everytime I go out of town, something happens. A sick dog. A lost dog. Some sort of crisis. That might be true. But it's also true when I do don't go out of town. This is a crisis-a-day business.
And here's a picture of a senior sheltie we placed last year. I enjoy these pictures. Keep sending them.
This is Betsy taking a break on the couch. Betty and her mate Abby like to bring up the sun about 6
a.m. by barking. They both love the snow. Betsy runs around the primiter of the yard and then rolls around on the snow. They were a special case, a pair of dogs turned in by their owner who could no longer keep them. We didn't know if we could place both of them together, but luck was with us. They found a home together.
I actually visited Jefferson County Animal Control today. Am I really that crazy? Yes, there are some beautiful dogs there. I admired an Australian Shepherd and a couple labs. Kati took out a coonhound. And a little while ago I learned that Gracie, a rather nervous shepherd mix, is coming back. Things don't always work out so well. Another recent adoptor is having trouble housebreaking his new dog.
It never ends. But we keep going.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project