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, March 2 and noon to 3 Sunday, March 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.
A couple blogs ago I featured several dogs I hoped would be adopted that weekend. All but one did find homes. Hitcher, I reported in my last blog, was the only one who didn't find his home. All that changed when I walked him into the Kirkwood Petco last Saturday. Someone was already waiting to meet him, and Hitcher, a 7 year old rat terrier, soon found himself happily curled up in the lap of his new best friend.
So congratulations to Hitcher, who was in Jefferson County Animal Control when I first met him. His owner had died and he was alone and very confused. If there was ever a dog that needed a new lap, it was Hitcher. I found him to be a great lap dog, good on a leash, well-behaved with other dogs, snuggly in bed, and an all around easy dog.
Hitcher wasn't the only "easy" dog to find a home last weekend. Another was Eli, a 5 to 9 year old Australian Shepherd mix. He was one of four dogs we took in after their owner died. Eli was the last of the four to find a home. That surprised me because I might have guess he would go first. He was such a good dog -- the kind who could go to someone who'd never owned a dog. Easy. Easy. Dare I say perfect? Here he is.
And speaking of almost perfect dogs, I can't believe we still have Muddles. He's handsome with one blue eye and a coat that reminds us of catahoula leopard dogs. His behavior though is that of loveable lab or maybe just an easygoing mutt, Muddles is a medium-sized dog who receives rave reviews from his foster mom. Kelly tells us Muddles is housebroken, good with other pets, good with children, good on walks, well-behaved in the house. He has no bad habits. In other words, he's almost perfect. So let's all concentrate on finding a home for Muddles. Here he is looking all comfy on the sofa.
We took in some new dogs this week -- a 10 year old cockapoo named Boo whose owners didn't have time for her, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Japanese Chin mix whose owner became allergic to him, and two little dogs from a local shelter who'd evidentally been let loose after their owner died. Here's what one of them looked like after being homeless for about a month.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project