Pepper finds a home
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 from 11 to 3 Saturday, March 15, and noon to 3 Sunday, March 16, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be where, go Here.
Conventional wisdom says you can't place old dog, big dogs, and especially not black dogs. Well so much for conventional wisdom. We've been proving it wrong for many years. And this past weekend we proved our point again several times over.
First we found a home for Pepper, a 70-pound 7-year-old (or older) shepherd mix. Pepper ended up in St. Louis County Animal Control after his former owner went by ambulance to a hospital never to return home. Pepper seemed quite thrilled when his new people walked him out of the Kirkwood Petco. That's Pepper above.
Then Electra found her home. She's a black German Sheperd about 8 years old. Electra was on a radio program last week. Several people who heard the broadcast contacted the same person to say this just might be the dog they were waiting for. Evidentally it was. Her's Electra, who was rescued from Jefferson County Animal Control.
Keeping with the black theme, Lilah, a lab/border collie mix not only found her home but had a couple people competing to adopt her. Lilah's a fairly young lady -- one to two years. She was also a stray in Jefferson County Animal Control. Here she is:
And this senior black lab mix, Magic, also found a home. Magic came to us after her owner died.
Another black dog who found her home was Lupita. Lupita isn't a big dog -- only about 23 lbs -- but the joy she brought her new people was very large indeed. We called Lupita a sheltie mix and found her in Jefferson County Animal Control too.
Another black dog who found a home was Libby, a schnauzer? havanese? terrier? sort of dog. She came to us from an owner who could no longer care for her. She's about 3 years old.
One more who should be mentioned is Lois, a senior dachshund mix. She's not big and she's not black, but she has been waiting a long time for the right person to come along, but one finally did. Congratulations to Lois.
For unknown reasons last weekend, the Yorkies, Chihuahuas and Japanese Chins all sat on the shelf. Their day will come, I'm sure.
And to be honest, we did place one little white dog, Sammy. Here's Sammy the Maltese.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project