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, June 2 and 3 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh or 11 to 3 Saturday, June 2, in the St. Louis-Mackenzie Petco at 7279 Watson Rd. 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.
Marnie, the dog pictured above, was literally in line for euthanasia when the veterinarian tasked with the job decided to find a rescue for her instead. Marnie'd been brought into a local animal control as a stray. When the shelter ran out of room and no one claimed her, Marnie's time was up.
But what a difference a few days can make. The vet contacted St. Louis Senior Dog Project. We said "yes," and a short time later a young couple spotted Marnie at our Kirkwood Petco adoption event and fell in love with her. Marnie found a home.
And Marnie was only one of the dogs finding a home this past week. And they all have a story.
MayFlower was in Jefferson County Animal Control when I first saw her. She's a beagle/spaniel mix who came in as a stray. Saturday a little girl cheered with excitement when she learned her parents had decided the family would take MayFlower home. Here's MayFlower.
Midnight is the senior black German Shepherd who'd lived most of his life in a sanctuary. Handsome Midnight found a home with a older man who needed a calm walking companion. Midnight walked slowly with the man and then refused to leave his side. I wrote about Midnight a few blogs ago. And here he is again.
And then there was Ellie, a somewhat opinionated Cattle Dog 6 to 8 years old. Her former owner broke her hip and couldn't keep Ellie anymore. We were beginning to wonder if we'd ever find her a home. And then late last week Ellie met a couple who'd recently lost their Cattle Dog. They understood the breed. They liked Ellie, and when I last saw Ellie she was showing off her tricks to her new humans. Here she is.
Both Midnight and Ellie were Red Ribbon Dogs -- dogs whose adoption fee was reduced thanks to a grant known as the Dixie Fund. The funding reduces the fees on older dogs especially when adopted by senior citizens. We still have other Red Ribbon dogs available.
And we also had some youthful adoptions. One was the beautiful Australian Shepherd we called Gabrielle. She'd been used as a breeder and had probably already had more than one litter even though she was still under two years old. Gabrielle came to us a little run down and too skinny but oh so very friendly. She's a lucky lady now and so are her new people. Isn't she gorgeous?
Another Sunday adoption was Murphy, a labradoodle who had been running loose in the country. When found, he had a huge abscess above one eye and could barely walk. He recovered and turned out to be one marvelous boy. Here's Murphy.
And Murphy wasn't the only black dog finding a home. Bear, who'd been waiting too long, also went to a new home. Now all he needs is to get along with the cat and everything will be perfect. Here's Bear, a dog originally rescued from Jefferson County Animal Control.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project