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 11 to 2 Sunday, June 23 and 24 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.
But first, the beer.
The St. Louis Senior Dog Project will be operating a beer booth July 4 at the Fair St. Louis. So if you're heading to the Fair, you'd just better stop by to say hello. We'll be at the north leg of the Arch. If you're facing the Arch with the river in back of it, our booth will be to the left. We'll be sharing the booth with the Benton Park Neighborhood Association.
Lynn has been working hard to get this all coordinated. It sounds like fun and a way for us to raise some money at the same time. And we can still use more volunteers to man the booth, so gather up some friends and and family or just yourself and email EllenE9466@aol.com to let us know you're available. Help spread the word too. Facebook. Twitter. Go for it.
Now for brown dogs. Plain brown dogs don't always receive a lot of attention. Easy to overlook, I guess. They have the same problem we sometimes have with black dogs. Slow to find homes.
But take a look at Snoopy, above. Not only is he a plain brown dog, he's also an old plain brown dog...8 to 10 years old. I was told he was a shepherd mix. I see a collie nose. His story is sad. His owner abandoned him at a "kill" shelter in Nashville, IL, along with a younger dog that found a home. No such luck for snoopy. He was scheduled for euthanasia before staff and volunteers there went to work finding him a rescue.
Fortunately, we had room and I said "yes." I soon found out Snoopy had spent his entire life as an outdoor dog and hadn't been to the vet since he was a puppy. It must have been lonely. I've never understood why anyone would even want an outdoor dog. Where's the good part? The part where you enjoy the companionship of the dog and the dog enjoys you, the part where the dog means so much to you that you would morn his loss. I guess none of that happened with Snoopy.
I know some people think a dog in the yard equals protection. But what is the dog protecting in the yard? Is that where you keep your children? Your jewelry? Your television?
Snoopy is now at my place and enjoying life as an indoor dog. He plays outdoors plenty with the others, but when he's ready to chill out he enjoys air conditioning and plenty of attention and think it's all a pretty good thing. This is the way he wants to spend the rest of his life. This is what he deserves.
Snoopy is a fine dog. Easy. Housebroken. Sweet. Gets along with other dogs, children, everyone.
So consider a plain brown dog -- Snoopy or any other. He may be plain but he's a beauty all the same.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project