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 May 12 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh To see which dogs will be there 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.
Lady was one of those "left behind" dogs. Her owners moved and left her behind. I learned about her from a rescue partner in southwest Missouri. Could I find Lady a home?
I've always liked any dog that looked like or was a flat-coated retriever. Lady looked like a flat-coated retriever. So I said "yes" and ended up visiting Pat in southwest Missouri and bringing home Lady, Cooper, Kendra, Precious and two havanese ladies recently retired from the breeding business. I named these last two Blossom and Peony.
One of the problems in dog rescue today is that dogs needing homes and the people needing dogs are in different places. So we try to even things out a bit by moving surplus dogs from rural areas to places like St. Louis where the human population is greater.
Even so, I didn't expect Lady to find a home as quickly as she did. I had her less than a week before she found her home. From what I hear, she's doing fantastic in her new home and getting plenty of exercise. Doesn't everyone look happy in the picture above?
The next fast mover was Cooper, a young yorkshire terrier (or mix). Someone came to Petco last weekend looking for a Mother's Day present. I told him mom needed to come approve of the gift first. Mom came. Cooper and mom met. Mom and Cooper went home together. Happy Mother's Day. And here's Cooper.
Kendra the senior schnauzer is still recovering from some skin problems caused by flea allergies. But after several baths and a professional grooming, she's looking good and is now ready for adoption. She's very friendly, housebroken and another case of a dog that was "left behind" by an owner whose new plans didn't include an old dog. Here's Kendra.
Precious is an elderly pekingese who will need a few weeks of rest and recovery before she's ready to meet new people. The two havanese, both seven years old, are now ready to begin making friends. Below are Blossom, followed by Peony. Their wish is to spend the second half of their lives as pets.
Last weekend also included several adoptions in addition to Lady and Cooper. Molly the senior pointer found a home as did Chris the bi-colored pomeranian, and Tippy the beagle mix. Others going to new homes included three bichons and a chihuahua.
So because of the good weekend I took two new dogs out of Jefferson County Animal Control. They are May Flower the spaniel/beagle, below, followed by Timothy the beagle/collie. Very friendly. Very good dogs.
I've been spending much of today trying to clear my desk of bills, correspondence , filing, messages to return , crises to resolve, questions to answer, emails to send/answer, website updates, stuff, stuff, stuff.
And wishing the best for all the "left behind" dogs.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project