Wiley...one of our newer rescues
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 your new best friend 11 to 3 Saturday,January 31, and noon to 2 Sunday, February 1, in the Kirkwood Petco. To see which dogs will be there plus other available dogs, go Here.
My life sometimes seems like a soap operation. The phone rings, the emails ping, and I go from one crisis to the next. Actually, crisis is usually too strong a word. Usually it's a request that we take a dog in need or take a dog back. Sometimes someone calls about a dog found with one of our microchips, and often it's someone anxious to meed and maybe adopt one of our dogs.
I've just been off the phone with someone at a vet clinic calling about a stray dog just brought in there. They'd scanned for a microchip and found it went back to St. Louis Senior Dog Project. We couldn't find the owner (yet), so the dog is heading back to me.
We've heard from people who've asked us to take dogs for a variety of reasons. We've taken in a couple whose owners had just died. We've taken in a couple more from people who were losing their homes. One dog came to us because it kept running through the undergound electric fence. A few came to us from breeders who didn't need them anymore. And, of course, several came from local animal shelters where they were at risk for euthaniasia. Those include Wiley, above, and Cedric, below.
Another shelter dog is Coco, a little rat terrier mix. Here she is.
We've been able to offer hope to these dogs because we've celebrated several adoptions that opened up some foster home space. Recent adoptions have included several senior dogs including Peppee the poodle, Miley the Bichon frise, and Caroline the Pekingese. Puppies Bella, Cruse, Webster and Avery found their new homes. Daisy the senior shelter and Sherman the maltese are also adopted. And Brock, whose been waiting longer than the others, also found a home.
Congratulations to all of those recently adoption. And to the rest, welcome and good luck.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project