Gus...ready for eye surgery
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 and adopt your new best friend 11 to 3 Saturday, January 6, in the Kirkwood Petco. We can also arrange meetings at other times. To see our available dogs, go Here.
UPDATE: Gus has had his surgery and is recovering at his foster home.
This was quite a week for Gus, a 4 year old mixed breed who had lost his vision due to congenital cataracts. He found out a lot of people loved him enough to donate funds to cover the cost of his cataract surgery.
Losing his vision had left Gus confused and frightened around new situations, people, and other pets. It took time for him to make friends. He'd also lost his original home when his former owners moved and couldn't find a place where they could take him along.
So Gus came to us, and we decided to try to raise the funds. Thanks to many wonder friends and animal lovers, we did it! We've scheduled his surgery for January 2 and will update you later about his journey to a world of vision.
Gus may not know what's ahead for him, but he is growing comfortable in his new foster home. We were thrilled to find a quiet home where he's the only dog and can relax without worrying about who he's going to bump into next. His new foster parents are in love with him. It's easy to see why.
I'd also like to share a another picture that should make you smile. Fawn and Samuel are a pair of 10 year old chihuahuas who came to us after their owner died. A lady with two other Chihuahuas adopted them recently and sent us this picture of the foursome with Santa Claus. Fawn and Samuel and the ones in the middle.
Finally, there's Papa Bear, a 14-year-old yorkie mix. We took him from a local animal control facility where he'd been brought in as a stray. He had one of the worst haircuts imaginable and wasn't anybody's idea of a highly adoptable dog. But he did find a home! His new people describe him as "goofy, curious, and big-hearted." They find him entertaining and loving and feel privileged to have him in their home. Way to go Papa Bear.