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, July 14 and 15 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
A couple weeks ago things weren't going well for the dog we later named Miami. After running loose for awhile, Miami ended up in the West Plains, MO, Animal Control. That could have been it for Miami. Not many people adopt pets from that small shelter. And those pets that aren't adopted or rescued are euthanized in a gas chamber.
I think we all flinched when we saw the pictures in an email about several of these dogs then scheduled for the gas chamber. We ended up agreeing to save four, including the lovely lady above. Elizabeth and Andy drove to pick up the dogs. Delfina agreed to foster Miami. Melissa took two rat terrier mix puppies. And Joan offered to take a tiny pomeranian mix.
Miami arrived dirty and smelly, but that changed quickly. She proved to be one of the sweetest dogs we've ever taken in, and she quickly found a home. We knew Miami was special when we saw the patient and loving way she responded to her new pal Joseph. We received the picture above and another a few days ago. Laura thanks us for rescuing Miami and said, "We are so grateful."
I think the picture says it all. Miami, now named Deli for her foster mom, has finally found the life she deserves. She was lucky once when she escaped the gas chamber and lucky twice when she found her wonderful new family. She is one lucky lady.
We also received a note and picture from Laura, who reminded us that Ebony had just celebrated her third anniversary with them. "We are overjoyed to have her. She's a genuine sweetie" she wrote. Here Ebony is with Brodie.
We've also had a couple returns and a cancelled adoption. We've taken in a couple more dogs from Jefferson County Animal Control and some that were previously with a hoarder. We're struggling to find foster homes for four dogs whose owner is going into a nursing home. And I'm getting ready to go on vacation next week, so I've needed to line up temporary care for my dogs. We've had sick dogs and lost dogs, good news and bad news. A typical week.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project