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, September 29 and 30 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
Sign up now for our Trivia Night Saturday, October 20, as Assumption Parish of Mattese, 4709 Mattis Rd.. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia begins at 7. Cost is $25 per person for up to 8 persons per table. Come alone or bring an entire table of friends. For more information or to make reservations, contact Arlene at 314-623-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And print out the flyer below and eat at Rich and Charlie's in Crestwood. Part of the day's proceeds will go the St. Louis Senior Dog Project.
A few weeks ago a shelter director in southeast Missouri asked if I could help Penny, a nine-year-old chihahua (shown above) who wasn't attracting much atttention there. Her former owners had turned her in to the shelter because they'd just had a baby and didn't think they could take care of both a chihuahua and a baby. Something about Penny and her plight pulled at my heartstrings. At age 9, Penny had plenty of years ahead of her.
I forwarded information about Penny on to my volunteers, and Lesa felt the same pull. Soon another volunteer was driving Penny to Lesa, and Penny was ready to find a home, which she did. Soon after adopting Penny, Joe and Alice emailed that all was going well.
"Thank you again for letting us adopt her. She is a joy and delight! We love her dearly." Success.
We've sent a few other dogs on to new homes this past week too. Abby and Bethany were in a local shelter and not doing well there when we took them in. Millie became their foster mom and quickly decided she wanted them to find a home together. That she did, and the two are now together in a home with experienced pekingese owners. Here's one picture they sent us.
Over the weekend we placed two Australian Shepherd pups (Sugar and Lucy) and one border collie/aussie mix, Jaxx. Sugar and Lucy came from a dog auction and could have ended us spending their lives as breeders. Now they've gone on to homes with people who have adopted from us before. We know they will be great pets in wonderful homes. Jaxx was one we found at Jefferson County Animal Control where he'd been brought in as a stray. He'd been with us awhile, so we were especially glad to see he found a home. Here's his beautiful face.
Oscar is also now beginning his new life as a loft dweller within a block of a dog park in downtown St. Louis. He'll have plenty of room for himself, which he should enjoy. We rescued him for a hoarding situation. Authorities had stepped in and cited Oscar's former owner with animal cruelty. He came to us severely underweight and with an almost desperate need to run. We were told he'd been kept crated most of the time and had seldom been outdoors. He's now a healthy,happy, friendly boy. Here's one picture of Oscar.
We also said goodby to two of our shy guys on Sunday: Oliver and Ryan, two havanese rescued from a dog auction. They still hide when frightened and run when someone reaches for them. But they both also like being held and are warming up to people with each new day. They found owners who understand their needs and will give them the love and time it takes to become normal dogs. Here's Oliver.
Meanwhile, we still have too many dogs and not enough room. Every day we see dogs in need and can't do anything to help them.
But Stone is now out of the hospital and doing well. Tatum is now running about as if he never suffered a broken leg. Akasha is recuperating from a pulled lesson. And VeVe gets her caste removed today.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project