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, July 23, in the Kirkwood Petco.To see which dogs will be there, go Here.
Justin is my current favorite foster. He's nearly perfect. Well-behaved. Playful. Housebroken. Good with other pets. Good with people. He's so nearly perfect that I don't understand why I still have him. People should be lining up for him. Not too big. Not too small. You get the idea. He looks like a corgi/shiba inu mix to me.
I'm guessing I won't have him for long. He may even find his new home at this weekend's adoption event. Here he is again.
All of our dogs will make good pets eventually, but some of them will take a little time to get there. Some come scared. Some come confused or untrained. And some surprise us with their ability to overcome all of that.
Larry, below, is beginning to overcome the past that began for him in a puppy mill. He next spent some time confined to an outdoor pen. Today he is happy in my company but is still terrified when he leaves home. At 9 month of age, this Australian Shepherd is still not completely housebroken, but he's beginning to catch on. He's also still afraid of leashes. He does play well with other dogs, and I enjoy watching him run. His favorite pal? Justin. They race around the yard together.
Someday, I know, Larry will be as nearly perfect as Justin. Here he is.
And I'd like to congratulate Norm, a little cutie who was adopted last Saturday. I had a call a few days ago from the people who'd found him as a stray. They'd been watching him on Petfinder and wanted to know if he'd been adopted. Yes, he's adopted. Here he is.
There are other good stories as well. And new dogs in our system. We took in a cattle dog mix this week who'd been shot in the leg. He's now recovering after amputation of the shattered leg. I'll have more to say about him later.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project