Pepper...now part of Christy's Pet Project
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. Meet and adopt your new best from 11 to 3 Saturday, May 24 and noon to 3 Sunday, May 25 at the Kirkwood Petco at 1124 S. Kirkwood Rd. To see which dogs will be where, go Here.
Pepper and I drove out to a radio station (1065 The Arch) yesterday so that he could become the latest featured dog in Christy's Pet Project. Pepper stepped on the elevator like a pro, graciously accepted treats from the DJs and posed for photos and video. He didn't help much with the interview, though. I handled that. Tune in noon tomorrow (Friday) to 1065,
And there's more, because video and still shots of Pepper will next go on the radio station's website. As we all should know by now, radio is no longer only for the ears. You can hop right over to the station's website to see what they're talking about.
I'm hoping that some of the people who learn about Pepper will visit him Saturday 11 to 3 at the Kirkwood Petco. He's a Dixie Fund Dog, which means most of his adoption fee is covered by this special fund. His adopter pays only $50.
Pepper is a German Shepherd mix, a senior fellow (maybe 8 years or more), but he still knows how to play. He's a good boy to take for a walk, but like all older folks, he doesn't require a lot of exercise. He appreciates naps and would be just as happy in an apartment as in a home. He's a gentle soul, good with people of all ages. His only fault is that he's a bit of an escape artist. Fences amuse him. He can open gates and climb over low fences or dig under them. So be warned. He's a cagey old guy.
We picked up Pepper from St. Louis County Animal Control where he was brought after his owner died. He was in somewhat rough shape then with fleas and hairloss, but he is now quite handsome with a healthy coat and clean teeth. He's neutered, of course, and up to date with shots, and housebroken.
We've had some good adoptions lately. Chloe, Red, Maggie Rose, Dotty are among those going to new homes.
Yesterday I also picked up a new senior dog at Jefferson County Animal Control. Her name is Muttley (really) and her story is similar to Pepper's. Emergency Services responded to a call and found Muttley's owner dead and Muttley alone. She went to the shelter. No family members came to claim her, so she is now with me. We have 10 years of vet records for her, so we know she's had good care. Now all she needs is a new home. She is also a Dixie Fund Dog. She's a medium-sized shepherd mix. And here's her pretty picture.
Hoping for a good adoption weekend.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project