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. We will have dogs at Arnold Petsmart near Highway 141 and I-55 , 11 to 3 both Saturday and Sunday.
We still have funding available to pay the adoption fee for one more senior citizen adopting a senior dog. Come on by, seniors. Or send your senior friends. We have some great older dogs.
Today I'm ready to quit, but I probably won't. It's been a rough few days, beginning with a 2.8 lb Toy Fox Terrier named Rebel, who jumped off a couch last Thursday and broke a front leg. We took him to a surgical specialist but the location of the brake and the toothpick size of the bone made repair impossible. The surgeon had no option but amputation.
Rebel was out of the hospital and moving around Saturday, but he's still a fragile too-tiny sort of dog rescued at a dog auction with three other Toy Fox Terriers from a puppymill that was shutting down.
Easter morning I received a phone call about one of Rebel's mates. He needed a trip to an emergency clinic where he is now hospitalized with parvovirus. I was barely off the phone about Danny the Toy Fox Terrier when I learned that Cheeka the Chihuahua was also at the hospital with parvo.
Over the past few days I've received calls about four dogs coming back from adoptions. We call them "returns," and right now I really don't have room for returns anywhere. We also have a dog recovering from heartworm treatment and a couple with seizure disorders. Natalie the cocker spaniel is still terrified of me and any other human. Her progress is slower than slow.
The number of dogs at my home is several dogs past my comfort level, and that alone makes me cranky.
A few days ago we received a call from a breeder in Iowa who was putting together his euthanasia list of older puppies he hadn't sold and dogs now past prime breeding age. Instead of euthanizing this time, he offered to give them to us. Now if only we could decide how to take them in. Even begging help from other rescues, we face an impossible challenge here.
Then yesterday a tiny yorkshire terrier escaped from her foster home. We have flyers and searchers out everywhere, but I fear the worst.
This morning two more Toy Fox Terriers came down with parvo. So far the one with the amputated leg is still okay.
And then my dryer broke down.
I'm not even sure how to spell stressssssssss anymore.
So to keep the faith and keep on trying, I'm looking at a few happy emails. That's Molly above. We knew her as Honey. When we took her in from the former St. Louis City pound, she was full of mammary tumors, plus horrid teeth and infected ears. Three years later, Cindy tells us how much she loves Molly and describes her as a "funny dog" who'd rather be pushed in a stroller than go for a walk. She's also deaf, which Cindy thinks has its advantages. For example, thunder storms don't bother her at all.
And here's Luna, now Bailey, who just celebrated her 3rd birthday and is doing great in her new home. Note the doggy birthday cake.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project