All of these dogs are fostered by the St. Louis Senior Dog Project
please stop by www.stlseniordogproject.org if you are interested in adopting or fostering.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A pug named Puggit!

Hi there, this is Puggit, that's me in the picture down there.

 I am so excited to be participating in the Adopt-a-less-adoptable-pet Week Campaign. I am glad that so many bloggers, facebook and twitter humans are spreading the word about pooches like me! yeap pooches with special needs!
I had a pretty bad family that didn't care about me when I ran away, I got caught by animal control and fortunately the St. Louis Senior Dog Project got a hold of me and I have been with them ever since, waiting patiently for a new home.
So what's my special need? Well my previous family never treated me for chronic dry eye condition and my little bug pug eyes eventually got all messed up :( . Now I get eye drops every day, but that's pretty much it! see you open my eyes, drop stuff in and I am set! I can get around pretty well as I am able to see shadows and shapes. There is nothing holding me back and I am pretty adventurous and playful. Please check out the St. Louis Senior Dog Project page they are hosting a campaign this week with all of us "less-adoptable" pets out there and also check out the organizers of this super cool blog hop at Be the Change for Pets. Thanks!


With much love and rumba,
 Puggit

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Adopt-a-less-adoptable-pet Week Blitz Giveaways!

Hi all,
We are hosting a giveaway each day for those that participate in our adoption promotion!
I will be posting soon pictures of some of the gifts we will be having from giftcards to local St. Louis places too handmade bags.

Here are the rules of the giveaway,

If you are participating through Facebook
1. Share the picture profile of the dogs participating in Adopt-a-less-adoptable pet week
2. Leave a comment ON the particular picture you have shared letting us know that you have shared it
3. You can only enter once per featured dog but some days there will be multiple dogs so you may enter the giveaway more than once.
4. Of course you are welcome to share our pooches info more than once in one day!

If you are participating through Twitter
1. Retweet the tweets containing the info about the featured dogs
2.You can only enter once per featured dog but some days there will be multiple dogs so you may enter the giveaway more than once.
3. Of course you are welcome to share our pooches info more than once in one day!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Helping out one click, one tweet or one blog post at a time part 1

We are following the lead of the cool blog Two Little Cavaliers and writing about the Pedigree Adoption Drive.
Pedigree has pledged to donate 1 bowl of dog food for every person that goes to their facebook page and "Likes" them. Yeap its as easy as that.  Go ahead give the logo a click!


More and more those of us that are obsessed with twitter, blogs, facebook and every other social media outlet have a way to help out with just one click :)

If you want to do more than that please head over to our Petfinder page and sponsor one of our dogs. Please join us in spreading the word about senior dogs at our Facebook page and Twitter, or even better if you live in the St. Louis area donate some baked goods for our next bake sale!

Don't think you can make a difference? Our group started our facebook page and tweeting just a few months ago. During the last two months efforts by those that have joined us have helped us spread the word about bake sales, adoption events and even a lost foster dog that was just found today.
So don't think you can't make a difference!

One click counts today and everyday




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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Natsumi tells all

Hi there - my name is Natsumi.    Funny name, huh?   My human foster brother decided I should be given a Japanese name from one of his favorite Japanese cartoon shows.   (Don't tell him I called it a cartoon, though, he insists it should be called anime!)     He told me it means beautiful summer in Japanese and that they think I'm so pretty they wanted me to have a pretty name.
Hanging out at foster home
 
I had a very unhappy beginning of my life and I don't like to talk about it much, which makes it hard for my foster family because they don't know really what happened to me.     One thing they do know is that I ended up in a place called The St. Charles Animal Shelter and the person who brought me asked that I be PTS the next day.    What does PTS mean??       Maybe it means Person To Smooch**  because the next day this lady came and drove me back to her home and was really nice to me.    I was so scared when she came and got me because I was in a confusing place with people I didn't know.    I don't see very well and I can get a little intimdated when I don't understand what's going on.    The nice lady at the shelter opened my cage door and I ran out.     Between the two of them, though, they were able to pick me up.    I rode in the car with the new lady and she said very nice things to me and helped me calm down during the drive.
 
I really like this new home.  I have lots of other dogs to play with and a warm bed wherever I want.   My foster family tells me I'm silly because I play with things that are a little different than their other dogs.   I love empty dog food cans, empty boxes and kleenexes.   My foster Mom chcuckles because every morning I perform a musical number by clanking my different cans together.
 
Right after I came to this place, I went to a special dog doctor to look at my eyes.   I can't see out of one eye at all and they told my foster Mom I can see light/dark/shadows from my other eye.    To help me keep that little bit of sight, she puts one eye drop in my eye two times every day.    She tells me all the time what a good girl I am when she needs to give me my eye drop.     I will need to have these eye drops in my eye for the rest of my life.    My foster Mom is so proud of me because it took me just a few days before I knew my surroundings and quit bumping into things.    She said she has to be careful not to move her furniture around because it will confuse me again.
 
My favorite thing in the world is to have my fur stroked.    I'll stand on my hind two feet and my foster human Mom or Brother will pick me up to pet me.   My foster human brother says that I melt into them.   I don't want to move an inch because it feels so good to have my belly or ears or chin or head .... oh heck I love being rubbed anywhere!
 
Check me out all decked out in japanese outfit, I wore this to #nipclub


My foster Mom said she wants me to go into a quiet house because I use my ears and nose so much.    Sometimes when other little kids are around, I get extra confused because it's so loud.    I would really love to be with someone that doesn't have any stairs and will be patient with taking me in and outside to go to the bathroom.    
 
 
**Editors Note - PTS means "put to sleep"

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Winners of our Second Giveaway!

Hi all, 
I am Natsumi and I just started as Dog of the Week! Hooray!
And today I am here to announce the winners of our Second Giveaway!
The winner of our Homemade Goodie Basket filled with yummy dog treats from Boomer's Biscuits is:
TKHULMANN entering in our blog, please send me an email to leyvaguerrero.1@gmail.com so we can get your address and send you your gift! :)

And the winner of our Dinner for Two from Latitude 26 TexMex is:
@deezegirl entering from twitter, and please send me a DM with your info so I can send you your gift card!

Thanks to all those that participated! hooray!
-Natsumi

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