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, September 5, and noon to 3 Sunday, September 6,in the Kirkwood Petco. To see which dogs will be there plus other available dogs, go Here.
Get Ready for Trivia Night: Saturday, September 19, at Assumption Parish of Mattese, 4709 Mattis Rd. Doors open at 6. Trivia begins at 7. $25 per person for up to 8 players per table. Bring enough for a table or come alone and join others. For more information or to make reservations, contact Arlene at 314-623-0412. Make checks payable to St. Louis Senior Dog Project. This is our annual major fundraising event. Please come.
This week I looked over our adoptable dogs and stopped on a few that are nearly perfect in the opinion of our foster parents and volunteers. They are the type who will fit well even with first-time dog owners.
But for unknown reasons, adopters are not noticing these four dogs. We wonder every week why we still have these wonderful pooches. Not only are they nearly perfect but also small, which many adopters say they prefer.
Pictured above his April, a 7 year old Chihuahua mix. She's well-behaved and cuddly -- an experienced lap dog. She's also healthy, quiet and good with other pets.
Another dog being overlooked is Carlos, a 6 or 7 year old Chihuahua mix. He's mellow and friendly, also with plenty of lap experience. We found him at the Joplin shelter where he was at risk of euthanasia. Someone will really love this guy and enjoy taking him on walks. Here's Carlos.
Tori (Victoria) is a gorgeous red Pomeranian. She's a youthful 9 years old and is friendly and housebroken if taken outside every four hours or so. She'll make someone an excellent companion. Tori came to us with a bum knee which we corrected with surgery. We also took care of some nasty teeth. So now she really is nearly perfect. And did I mention how pretty she is? Yes, I did. Here she is.
April, Carlos and Tori are all over the age of five. I'll grant you that. But they are small, healthy dogs with most of their years ahead of them. Give them a chance and you'll not only make a little dog happy, you'll be the proud guardian of a nearly perfect little dog, something to brag about.
The last little dog I'll tell you about is Lulu. Not only is she nearly perfect, she's only four years old. I can't imagine why she hasn't been snatched up yet Maybe it's because of her naturally grey muzzle? Don't let the color fool you. Lulu is the largest of our four small perfections. She's 20 lbs, a great size to take on walks but small enough to be a lap dog. We're not sure of her mix. Boston Terrier/Chihuahua? What do you think?
All of these small perfections will be at the Kirkwood Petco this weekend.
I'd love to report soon that they've found their forever homes.
Ellen Carlsen Ellick
St. Louis Senior Dog Project