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 noon to 3 Sunday, April 10, in the Kirkwood Petco at I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs are available, go Here.
Lesa has inspired me. She's the foster mom for Deacon, the 3 legged chihuahua mix. She wants to do her part during Pay it Forward April by paying the adoption fee for Deacon. Here's Deacon.
So I've decided to pay the adoption fee for Rocket, the rat terrier pictured above. Rocket needs to stay on a special diet and medication because of skin allergies.
Let's be clear here. We'll be carefully screening anyone who wants to adopt one of these two dogs. Free isn't free to just anyone. We'll check references and make home visits. You'll need to be almost perfect to take one of these dogs home.
So what's Pay It Forward all about? Basically, it means that you pay back those who have helped you by helping someone else -- paying it forward.
I might say people adopting rescue dogs are all Paying it Forward. They're giving homes to dogs who've been abandoned or otherwise left behind.
Here's a beautiful picture of Foxey, a Pomeranian who has lost most of the hair on her body. She needs sun protection and pretty shirts and sweaters. And she now has a wonderful new home from someone who paid it forward.
And then there's Cody, a chocolate lab who recently found a home with someone who contacted us about adopting a different dog. But when she met Cody, she chose him. She says Cody is a perfect fit for her.
Another dog who recently found a home is Ozzymandius, a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier. The man who adopted Ozzy says Ozzy and his female Jack Russell are already great friends. Things "couldn't have gone better," he said.
So there you go. This is Pay it Forward April. Plenty of nice things might happen this month if we all Pay it Forward. What can you do to help a homeless dog find a great new home?
St. Louis Senior Dog Project