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/Sunday , March 3 and 4 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh, and 11 to 3 Saturday, March 3, in the St. Louis/McKenzie Petco at 7279 Watson Rd. It's not too late to find a Red Ribbon Dog, usually a senior or special needs dogs. Our Purina Pets for Seniors grant has room for one more senior adoptions. We also have money left in the Dixie Fund, which will cover all by $25 of the adoption fee for persons of any age adopting Red Ribbon dogs.
Scrabble anyone? Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 7, for Speed Scrabble. Gather 3 of your friends and a Scrabble board if you have one (others will be provided). Cost is $15 per person and proceeds go to the animal organization of your choice (we hope it's St. Louis Senior Dog Project. Doors open at 6 and the fun begins at 7 p.m. Cash bar available. Cash prizes for top 3 teams. Location is the American Legion Post 162 at 9305 S. Broadway in Lemay, MO. For more information or to make a reservations, contact Arlene at 314-623-0412 or [email protected]
Truffles was about 30 minues away from, shall we say, an unfortunate outcome when I stood in front of his pen at the old St. Louis City shelter at Gasconade. We'd received a call the day before that the Missouri Agriculture Department had told the shelter that it didn't meet current standards and would need to reduce its dog inventory before a reinspection in two days.
City officials called us and other groups begging for help. "We have a lot of adoptable dogs and we don't want to put them down" was the message we received. Shelter officials made special arrangements to meet rescue groups there.
First Chris swung by on his way home from work and picked up a yellow labrador retirever mix. Terry, Amanda, and Jeanette all selected a dog each -- a couple more labs and one mixed breed youngster. Meanwhile the Humane Society of Missouri and some other groups selected a few more dogs. I was there on the last day only 30 minutes before a vet was scheduled to arrive for euthanasias. By then, the facility was almost empty of adoptable dogs...except for Tuffles, who was still waiting as he had been since October. They were calling him a Chow mix. He looks like a brown bear (or a big teddy bear). He was a favorite there for his friendly nature and goofy smile. So I took him home with me.
I love Tuffles. He's an outstanding dog -- probably an Aussie mix. I don't think he's even part Chow, but I'm not sure what the mix is. He's fitting in fine here and will make his first public appearance Saturday at our adoption event 11 to 3 in the Kirkwood Petco.
One of the Gasconade dogs is already adopted. The others will probably go fast. They definitely are adoptable dogs.
In other news, we adopted out more Red Ribbon dogs last weekend, and some young ones too (including Pamela Pointer). We have a couple former adoptions coming back -- including a schnauzer, papillon and chihuhua. Two are returning because of health of the owner.
St. L ouis Senior Dog Project