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, March 31 and April 1 at the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be where as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here. We still have some money in This Dixie Fund to cover all but $50 of the fee for Red Ribbon dogs, generally those that are 8 years and older or have special needs that make them hard to place.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a lot in common with Carly (above) today. My tongue is hanging out, too. I've been working outside while she's been playing outside. We've both very tired.
Carly is one of our newest rescue. I found her in the Jefferson County Animal Control shelter. Thanks to a good adoption weekend, I was able to pull her to safety along with three senior dogs -- a shih tzu and two pomeranians in the old St. Louis City shelter on Gasconade.
Over the weekend we adopted out a few puppies and young dogs -- Tigger, Puppy the Shih Tzu, Aphtrodite the chocolate lab, and Freese the shepherd/lab mix. We also placed another Red Ribbon Dog -- Lucy the poodle. Other mature or senior dogs finding homes were the three malteses (Snow White, White Lightnin, and Pretty Boy), and Nathan the schnauzer mix.
Over the weekend I discovered that we have some wearable dogs. Below is Bam Bam the 11 year-old Italian Greyhound pretending to be a light-weight shoulder wrap. Wearing him is his foster mom, Jeannette, who is not available for adoption.
We still do have some Red Ribbon Dogs, but we've used up the Purina Pets for Seniors grant that helped us pay the adoption fee for senior citizens adopting senior dogs. Now we're using funds in the Dixie Fund to lower the fee to $50 on other senior and special needs dogs. We raised the fee for adopters from $25 to $50 to stretch out the funds a little longer. Bam Bam, above, is a Red Ribbon Dog, by the way. So is Taco Pete, a 9-year-old chihuahua now looking for a home after spending most of his life at a commercial dog breeding facility. Here's Taco Pete.
Riley the senior black lab is at the vet's office for heartworm treatment. Much to my surprise, I've already heard from two people interested in adopting her. Riley's the lab whose owner lost his home. Riley has limited vision and a damaged jaw that leaves her tongue hanging out most of the time.
Makes her look like she's been working (or playing) hard too.
I have my eye on several other dogs I'd like to rescue from local shelters. And two of my foster parents have taken in new dogs -- a shepherd mix from St. Charles City Animal Control, and another mixed breed that came to us as an skeletal stray. Pictures on these later.
Ryder the Aussie pup has been hospitalized with an unknown intestinal disorder. He's coming home today. We have two dogs being treated for urinary tract infections, another with a bad cough, and still another with infected eyes and bad teeth.
We're hoping more people will sign up for the Speed Scrabble fundraising (see above).
St. Louis Senior Dog Project