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, May 30 the Kirkwood Petco. To see which dogs will be there plus other available dogs, go Here.
We're making a lot of new friends this week. By that I mean St Louis Senior Dog Project is taking in dogs from area shelters, saving them from possible euthanasia.
I've been out to Jefferson County Animal Control every day this week. They've been packed with dogs and anxious to move enough to rescue groups so they won't need to euthanize adoptable dogs. The shelter is small and quickly runs out of space.
My first two rescues from Jefferson County were a black lab, pictured above, and a Boxer mix, pictured below. Both turned out to have special needs. Elvira the Lab is heartworm positive and will need treatment. The Boxer mix has an old leg injury that may need repair. She was designated as "rescue only" because shelter staff didn't want to adopt out a dog who might need specialized veterinarian care. How could we say no to this affectionate girl? She can also thank foster mom Jeanette who insisted we take her.
Next we took out a pregnant shepherd mix -- another dog the shelter wouldn't adopt out to the general public. Diana, one of our foster moms, loves taking care of new moms and puppies. We expect to meet the puppies within the week. Here's mom.
And when we took home the Boxer mix, we also took home Washington. Eddie and Kati had said they wanted to take home a dog who was being overlooked and in danger of euthanasia. Here's the sweet boy whose life changed because someone made room for him.
And tomorrow we'll pick up a five-year-old Spaniel mix. When we first met her, she fairly jumped into our arms. Here she is.
We've been busy elsewhere too. We rescued a shepherd mix, a Pekingese and a Pomeranian from St. Louis County Animal Control. And we took in a few retired breeders and a tiny French Bulldog with a heart defect. That little one will need heart surgery in a few months.
And if all of that wasn't enough, we also took in a 5 year old Jack Russell/Airedale? mix -- adorable little guy-- who was abandoned at another shelter which didn't have space for him.
We do stay busy. Of course, we're able to take in dogs because we've recently adopted out quite a few. Those recent adoptions included Moritz and Hunter, pictured in my last blog, and April, pictured two blogs back. They were only a few of those who've gone to new homes.
And we're hoping to add to those numbers this weekend.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project