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 15 and noon to 3 Sunday, December 16, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
Some adoptions really inspire cheers. We've celebrated a couple of those this week. One was Scooter, the formerly stinky, naked beagle rescued from Jefferson County Animal Control. Scooter really was almost hairless when we first met. Several baths brought down the stink, but it was months before his coat grew back soft and thick.
This was what he looked like at first.
Not a pretty sight but one that with good vet care and time lead to the happy, sweet dog who found his home last week. Scooter may have been a senior gentleman but he still had plenty to offer. He was housebroken, good on a leash, good with other dogs and very snuggly to boot. So his adoption to a senior man made us all happy.
And Scooter wasn't the only dog to finally find a home. Maddie, a senior rat terrier, also went to a new home with a senior gentleman. Maddie's original family had abandoned her at a vet clinic. We took her in and found her to be a loyal lady, well-housebroken and a warm snuggler. However, she didn't do well at adoption events, which made her nervous. She didn't see a soul she wanted to meet and several she thought should get away from her face. Oh well. Finally someone asked to meet her, and the two hit it off right away. Here's Maddie.
Last week we also took in an English Coonhound that was becoming depressed and losing weight at a local shelter. They asked if we could take him, an we did. He's eating well now and gaining weight. Also, the parents of one of our volunteers found a puppy by the side of the road and brought it to us. After a couple days at a vet clinic, the puppy is doing fine now and should be available soon. Here's a picture of Red Rover the English Coonhound (also known as a Red Tick Coonhound). He's a prize and definitely a good dog.
Later this week I'll be taking Hope, the little black senior dog, out for a home visit. The lady who wants to adopt Hope had been especially searching for a little black dog with a grey face. Imagine that.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project