365DAA 2012 Day 6: St. Louis Senior Dog Project

Most people look for puppies when they want to adopt, but I think getting an older dog is a fantastic choice. The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is an awesome organizations that works with the older pups and makes sure that these dogs find wonderful and well-deserved forever homes.

Day 6: The St. Louis Senior Dog Project

About the St. Louis Senior Dog Project

From volunteer Elisa Leyva:
The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is an all volunteer organization that rescues dogs of all ages but focuses on the rescue and adoption of dogs older than five years old. I joined this organization a little over a year ago and what attracted me to them was their dedication to older dogs and how important it is to give those dogs a second chance. The St. Louis Senior Dog Project does not have a shelter so all of the dogs searching for homes are in foster homes so we are always happy to have more foster families join the group! One of the great things about this organization is that even though it is a small non-profit the impact is still profound specially on the lives of the rescued dogs, just a few months back our leader Ellen E. rescued the oldest dog from a puppymill auction she called him Freedom, he is 12 years old and a happy member of a new family now. That day Freedom didn’t stand a chance against all the other younger dogs but it is because of the dedication of groups like St. Louis Senior Dog Project that he now finally has a chance at a real life. I am happy to be a volunteer of this organization and I hope that more and more people consider adopting an adult or senior dog.

Where You Can Find Them

If you’re interested in helping us make this project a success, please email us at 365[AT]iloverescueanimals.org with the name of your organization, rescue, event, etc., information about it including mission statement, physical location and where it can be found online and we will send you an email with the address you can send the shirt to. You can also send along any personal stories you’d like to share about the group. We can’t do this with out you so contact us today!

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