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 24 , and noon to 3 Sunday, November 25 in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
So much happens every day. I answer phone calls and emails from shelters and individuals asking me to please take in some dogs. I hear from people interested in one of another of our adoptable dogs. I pay bills, accept donations, visit vet offices and animal shelters, solve problems, update our databae and file away contracts and other recorods. Sometimes I meet with potential adoptors and often send a dog or two off to its new h ome. I'm sometmes crabby but often delighted.
One of the best things that happens every day is receiving news about some of our adopted dogs. For example, Dave emailed about Lucy, the dog his son adopted about eight years ago (picture above). "Lucy was a challenge at first, still a puppy at heart and prone to chew things up. I used to call her Lucifer because of her chewing habits." But Lucy did mature with time and "has been a joy to my son and will be hard to replace when her timecomes. My son is lucky in that Lucy can come to work with him anytime. She visits offices and cubicles, always on the prowl for a handout."
This week I also heard from Zoey (formerly Silvs)'s family on the occassion of the dog's second anniversary.
Amy reported that Zoey is "doing wonderful. She brings our family much joy." Here she is.
Coco (Chloe) is another dog approaching her second birthday. We learned she is friendly, loves everyone (humans and animals), is food motivated, and is such a joy to have in our family. We can't imagine life without her." And here she is in Halloween costume.
Another good news story was about a recent adoption of a senior beagle, Honey, to a senior citizen. Honey just barely made it out of animal control. I'd already said we didn't have room for another beagle when Tom stepped forward and made room. Honey is happy in her new home and, if anything, her new person is happier still.
And I received a picture of Eric, a recent adoption in his new home. Eric's a cute little brussels/yorkie mix. His new name is Gus and he's settling in perfectly. Already his leash skills are 150% better and he's been on several long walks. "He follows us around the house like a little velcro," emailed Erin, who admitted that she almost passed on Eric because he seemed standoffish at the adoption event. That changed quickly. And here is is with his new dad and chihuahua friend.
A good day with many reasons to give thanks.
St. Louis Senor Dog Project