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 noon to 3 Sunday, June 30 and July 1 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
I remember when I first saw Hansel and his littermate Gretel. They were sad little puppies with ticks in their ears. We cleaned them up, fixed them up, and found them homes. Earlier this week Hansel came back to us, now a four-year-old dog and a very handsome fellow with a Walt Disney Dog look about him. Hansel's owner returned him because a new job was making it difficult for her to take care of Hansel.
Hansel wasn't the only return this week. We're also taking back JoJo because of allergic family members. This will be good news for someone else because JoJo is just plain adorable, housebroken, and friendly to everyone. Here's JoJo, who's about 4 years old.
And yesterday I learned that Autumn, a hound mix, is coming back because the lady who adopted her has since died. Poor Autumn. She now needs a new home and would probably be happiest if she were an only dog. As a senior, Autumn will be a Red Ribbon Dog, meaning her adoption fee will be only $50 for most and no fee if adopted by a senior citizen. Here she is.
For awhile this week I was living with a few too many dogs. I was shuffling about the house to avoid being knocked over. This happened because one of my foster moms went into the hospital. She's fine now and will soon be taking back her foster dogs. And I'll be so happy.
Yesterday I passed on information about some dogs in a rural shelter that still used gas to euthanize its unwanted dogs. Some of us had recently watched "One Nation Under Dog," which included a horrifying scene of dogs being gassed. The sound track will forever haunt us. So , of course, we wanted to help a few dogs avoid that fate. Three are coming our way to two different foster homes, and the shelter manager promised to hold on a little longer to a dog I'd like to take once I adopt a few others out of my home.
One of my foster moms offered to take a cocker spaniel from another local shelter, and we talked the shelter into holding her a few more days until our foster mom is ready.
We've had two dogs in for heartworm treatment this week -- Britney the Red Tick Coonhound and Benny the black lab mix. And our cute chihuahua puppies -- Khemal and Kenny -- are now neutered and will probably be adopted on Sunday. Our other puppy, Golden Boy the shepherd/lab, was adopted today.
Today Kelly, Terry and I (along with dogs Snoopy, Benny and Precious) attended a press conference along with representatives of Fair St. Louis and organizations such as ours that will be operating beer booths July 4. Not only will we be part of this big day (and please let the weather cool a litte), but we'll be raising money so we can help more dogs. Here's Terri and Kelly with Snoopy, Precious and Benny. I tok the picture.
Meet us at the Fair! We'll be at the north leg of the Arch.
And pass the word about our Red Ribbon Dogs. We'll have several of them at the Kirkwood Petco 11 to 3 Saturday and noon to 3 Sunday, June 30 and July. Younger dogs will be there too.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project