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 Saturday,February 5, 11 to 3 in the Kirkwood Petco.
We still have 2011 St. Dog Project calendars available. They are now only $5 a calendar. You can purchase them online at www.yearbox.com/seniordog or at one of our adoption events
Conventional wisdom says we can't find homes for black dogs or old dogs. Yup. That's what everyone says. Leroy knows better. I certainly know better. Leroy, a seven-year-old black lab mix, found his new home on Sunday. What did his new family see in him? Well, for one thing, he's practically perfect. He's housebroken, well-behaved, and very affectionate.
And Leroy wasn't the only black dog going to a new home Sunday. Gracie, a black shepherd mix, also found a new home. Gracie's one of those dogs with a sad past. In her early years she had an abusive owner. Later she ended up as a stray for a couple years. Gracie isn't entirely perfect, but she is housebroken, an easy dog to take for a walk, and a loyal companion for her new owner, who is retired and can give Gracie what she most needs -- loving attention.
Coco, a senior Pomeranian who loves going for walks, is also adopted. Coco has the personality and stamina of a much younger dog, so we know he'll keep his new senior citizen pal busy. When we first met him, Coco was in a local shelter after his former owner lost her home. Good luck and good future to Coco.
We also adopted out a couple yorkshire terriers and some black pug puppies. Those happened on Saturday, and I went hope thinking that we'd only done "easy" adoptions that day. After all, anyone can find a home for yorkies and puppies. And after all, who could resist something as cute as this pug puppy Dino:
But while some rescue groups stick with small dogs and puppies only, we like variety -- puppies to seniors, small to large. I don't tell people that they shouldn't want a puppy or a small dog. Sometimes those are the right choices.
But I also remind people that they shouldn't overlook a dog because it's black or has a few extra years on it because that dog might be the perfect one, the one they'll remember as their best dog ever.
So it was a good weekend. This morning I took in a young yellow lab and an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd. And Elissa also took in a new foster dog from a local shelter. What kind? A black lab, of course. We wouldn't want to be without one.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project