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. We'll have dogs for adoption from 11 to 3 Saturday,November 3 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
Scrabble anyone? It's not too late to join us at a Scrabble Scramble sponsored by Building Business by Referral of Jefferson County from 2 to 5 Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the VFW Post, 2301 Church Road, Arnold, Missouri. The cost is only $50 for a table of four. To register call Barkplaza at 636-464-4334. Participants can designate their charity, and we hope you'll pick us.
Sometimes I sit back and ask myself, "Why do we still have Kipton? Or Chachi? or Jazz? or Marta and Louisa?
These dogs are young! They will make wonderful pets. I expected them all to be short term with plenty of interest and easy adoptions. I expected a lineup of interested persons.
I know the old dogs might be hard to place. We might need more time and effort to find them homes. But young, heathy and beautiful? Kipton, Chachi, Jazz, Marta and Louisa perplex me. Why do we still have them?
Kipton, above, is a gorgeous red hound mix about 2 years old. He's friendly, gentle, housebroken and a nice medium size. His foster mom says only good things about him.
Chachi is a two year old chihuahua. Need I repeat chihuahua..a 2 year old chihuahua. A young small lapdog. Ridiculous that Chachi is still looking for a home. He's another fine dog. Just look at him.
And then there's Jazz, another young dog. He's about two years old and a strikingly handsome boy who might be all border collie or could be a mix. He'll play with you but he's not hyperactive. If he has a fault it's that he sometimes thinks of himself as a lapdog.
And perhaps the biggest mystery of all is the strange case of Marta and Louisa, a pair of six-month-old puppies who might be beagle mixes. They will be small adult dogs...under 25 pounds. Why do we still have them? They're adorable and pretty much housebroken -- a good thing in puppies. Can you imagine dogs this cute not finding homes quickly? Here's Marta.
It happens, I guess. No one seems to be there for some of our best dogs. Oh, I know they'll find homes. Maybe even this week. But I still wonder.
Usually I can predict which dogs will find homes quickly and which will be with us awhile. But not in these cases. I pegged all of them as easy-to-adopt dogs. So why are they still with us?
St. Louis Senior Dog Project