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, July 13, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
Where to begin. Last weekend Bonnie, above, found a home with Liz. We're always glad to announce the adoption of a black dog -- especially a somewhat older black dog. We found Bonnie at Jefferson County Animal Control. She already knew several tricks and was just too good to leave behind. Congratulations to both Bonnie and Liz, who needed a new old dog.
And Bonnie wasn't the only black dog to head to a new home. Elsie found a home and was enjoying a visit from her new person's grandson when I called a few days ago. You'll remember Elsie as the tick-infested dog who'd recently had puppies in spite of her grey muzzle hinting at somewhat mature years. This is Elsie gussied up for her glamor shot at our recent reunion.
This week also briought surprising good news about Good Girl, who's waited more than a year for her new home. It looks like she's found it! It isn't official yet, but G.G.'s been visiting with a potential adopter who describes her as a "gem" and a "keeper." That might surprise some of the people who've seen Good Girl acting like anything but her name at adoption events. As often as I told people how good she was at home, I saw many doubting expressions. See there! Here she is.
In addition, Taffy the cockerspaniel is now adopted, as is Camilla the bloodhound. Camilla's in training for search and rescue work. Zoe the border collie mix is another lucky lady. Add to all of those Harry the Lhasa and Maggie the yorkiepoo.
And what about Elmer Fudd? The deaf dog who can't wag his tail? He's in a long-term foster home now with Janet, who says he's fitting in fine with her. Janet's hearing isn't that great either, she said. Plus, she appreciates a dog that's as slow moving as Elmer.
Finally, we received word about Samson's immune system test. He's the German Shepherd Dog being treated for a rare and persistent lung infection. The vets had begun to fear that he might have an untreatable immune system disorder. According to the test, his immune system is normal but at the low end of normal. We're studying up on ways to boost his immunie system. Meanwhile, he continues treatment for nose and lung infections.
I took in another senior dog this week from Jefferson County Animal Control. Her name is Mandy, and if I expected she'd be easy or inexpensive, I was wrong. She had surgery yesterday for a softball- sized tumor on her hip. We already know the tumor was cancerous but are waiting for a pathology report that will tell us how serious her prognosis might be. With luck, the surgery will have bought her several more good years. And that's not bad for a dog who's already about 10 years old.
We'll be back at the Kirkwood Petco Saturday helping more dogs find homes.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project