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,December 1, and noon to 3 Sunday, December 2, 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 worry. I worry. We rescue these dogs, live with them for days, week, months, ant then send them into new homes. And then we worry. Will this be a good home? Did I check the adopter out carefully enough? Often I call or email, begging (politely, of course) for news and reassurences.
One excellent reassurence came today in the above picture of the three senior labs (Bennie, Brutus and Wally) posing in front of the Christmas tree. These dogs really hit the lottery. Old and big should have worked against them, but instead all three found a home together. We worried and wondered if the three would all work out. They did. We're happy.
I was thinking about, worrying about, Jaxx, another fine dog recently adopted. Sometimes I think that a particular dog might have just disappeared shortly after his or her adoption. Ridiculous, I know, but it does happen. So today I received a photo of Jaxx in his new home along with his canine pal, Lady. I can see that he'll never jump over that fence. In another picture, I saw Jaxx's favorite indoor spot for bird and cat watching. Here's Jaxx, on the right, and Lady.
I also talked to Wendy's new owner. Wendy's the Affenpinsher who now "owns" her home and her yard. She's the greatest, and Mike couldn't stop telling me how great she is.
I hear Kipton is doing well in his new home. Last week I was worried about him too, wondering why such a great dog hadn't been adopted yet. And then their was Nutmeg, one of the Redbone Coonhound puppies from a year ago. She came back after her family's circumstances changed and they could no longer keep her. Then no sooner was she back with me than she found a new home. I didn't need to worry....but I'm still waiting for pictures.
And today, with relief, I helped reunite a recently adopted Pekingese with his new owners. He's gotten away from the Sunday and been picked up by St. Louis County Animal Control. He's now safely back home in the arms of his relieved family.
Yesterday I brought Carmella the yellow lab back to my place. Her foster mom thought she'd be better off elsewhere. She thought that after Carmella chewed her way out of an upstairs window onto the roof covering the porch. A crowd gathered on the sidewalk below and someone called the humane society, where someone contacted Carmella's foster mom, who incidentally was a neighbor. Carmella made it safely back inside. But this is definitely a dog to worry about. Right now she seems fine, unconcerned and unworried. Here's Carmella.
I've also brought in two new dogs from Jefferson County Animal Control. One is Juno, a tall Border Collie mix. The other is a small beagle we're calling Lulu. Here they are.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project