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, January 4, and noon to 3 Sunday, January 5, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
For awhile there I thought I was seeing double. First I looked at the young couple walking a dog I thought was our Sookie. Then I looked in the other direction and saw the real Sookie, who was meeting people at last Saturday's adoption event at the Kirkwood Petco. As you can see from the picture above, Sookie and Rocket could be twins.
Rocket's owners spotted Sookie as did their dog Rocket. Things moved pretty fast then. Rocket and Sookie liked each other immediately, and the young couple decided to adopt Sookie.
A couple weeks ago Sookie's former owners turned her in to a vet clinic to be put to sleep because they were moving somewhere that didn't allow dogs. Instead of putting the 3 to 4 year old Sookie to sleep, the vet suggested turning her over the a rescue group instead. And that's how Sookie came to be at the Kirkwood Petco Saturday when Rocket and his owners walked in.
How quickly things can change. Sookie now has a new home and a playmate.
We were also lucky the same day to find a home for a bonded pair of Boston Terriers: Duchess and Susie. They's lived together their entire lives before losing their original owners. Now they will spend their retirement years together as well. Good news for these friendly Bostons.
We were also pleased to find a home for 10-year-old Doby, a terrier/schnauzer mix who came to us with heartworm disease on top of his somewhat senior years. Doby has completed his treatment and is now on to a new home, where he hopes to continue hoarding toys -- his favorite passtime.
Good luck to all! We finish our year with close to 400 dogs adopted during 2013. That's more than a dog a day-- quite an achievement when you consider that many of our dogs come to us already over the age of 5 years.
Here's to an even better 2014.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project