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. Meet and adopt your new best friend 11 to 3 Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19 at the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh, or 11 to 3 Saturday, February 18 at the Bridgeton Petsmart. To see which dogs will be where as well as other adoptable dogs (and to check out our Red Ribbon dogs (no fee to senior citizens and only $25 to all others), go Here. The Red Ribbon dogs will be placed at no fee to senior citizens thanks to a grant from the Purina Pets for Seniors program. This Dixie Fund will cover most of the fee for younger adults.
Our Red Ribbon dogs are finding homes...and we're taking in new dogs in need of homes. That's Roman up there. I'm calling him a pointer/Australian shepherd -- a youngsters only about a year old. He has the most unusual wavy hair. I took him out of a local shelter yesterday and he's already settling in at my place.
We've taken in four Basset Hound puppies with demodectic mange. They're not looking their best yet, but give them a few weeks. Two are at my place; two are with Melissa.
And here's Haley, an eight-year-old labrador retriever whose former owner went into a nursing home. Haley will be perfect for someone. She's a Red Ribbon dog too, meaning a grant from Purina will cover her adoption fee if someone 60+ adopts her. If a younger person adopts her, her adoption fee is only $25 thanks to the Dixie Fund, which I wrote about in my last blog.
We also took in Lora last week. She's a 10 year old labrador retirever whose former owners moved without her. Poor thing. She deserves to spend her last years with someone who will promises not to move anywhere without her. Her's Lora, who is also a Red Ribbon dog.
Last weekend saw several adoptions. Among the youngsters being adopted were Speckles the cattle dog mix and Willy Wonka the minpin,pointer, whatever youngster. Two senior Italian Greyhounds, Angel and Bam Bam, found a home together with a little help from the Dixie Fund. Dreyfus the schnauzer mix was placed as a Dixie Fund dog. Gloria, a senior shih tzu amd Heidi, a senior dachshund, also found homes through the Purina Pets for Seniors program.
We will have more Red Ribbon dogs -- and young ones too -- at our adoption events this weekend. Come on by.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project