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, April 2, in the Kirkwood Petco at I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs are available, go Here.
Sometimes the worst thing that can happen -- to a dog or a person -- turns out to be the best thing or at least a good thing.
Take Deacon, for example. He's a 6-year-old miniature pinscher/chihuahua mix. Not too long ago he was a stray roaming the mean streets all alone. That's bad. To make things worse he was limping along with an old leg injury. The leg dangled, no muscle, no use. Bad. Then he got picked up and turned into St. Louis County Animal Control. Bad again, or so you think.
Staff at the shelter knew they couldn't find a home for Deacon because of his injured leg. That might have been it for the poor little dog, but then he got lucky. The shelter put him on a list of dogs available to rescue groups. That's how St. Louis Senior Dog Project ended up with Deacon, and how the worse thing that happened finally turned into something good.
We took Deacon to see the veterinarian, who said the best option was to amputate the bad leg. Some people might see that as unfortunate, but Deacon isn't complaining. After surgery, he quickly learned how to balance on three legs. Today he doesn't act one bit disabled. He runs around the yard at his foster home. He chases the other dogs at his home and plays with a certain puppy joy. If he could talk to us, he might say he finally got lucky. Ending up in the shelter might have been the best thing that ever happened to him.
Well, maybe not the best thing. He's still waiting for that. He's waiting for the right person or family to come along and offer to take him home with them. Deacon deserves the best, and that's what we'll find for him. Is that you?
This brave little man is an inspiration to us all. He's enjoying his life and not letting one missing leg slow him down. Three legs all he needs to enjoy his life and get where he needs to be every day.
Come see Deacon this weekend 11 to 3 Saturday in the Kirkwood Petco.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project