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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Adopt the Internet Day





Hi all, my name is Bandit and guess what today March 15 let's celebrate with Petfinder "Adopt the Internet Day"!





To us the Dogs of the Week from the St. Louis Senior Dog Project this day is super special. Petfinder is one way families out there get to see our pictures and find out more about us. Many of my friends have found homes through Petfinder!! So join in the fun! Adopt the Internet today!!! 
Here are three easy things you can do today:

1. Tell someone about pet adoption on your facebook or twitter status

2. Have an adopted pet? Tell the world about them and what a great pet they are! Share their adoption story with your facebook friends or tweeps.

3. Share a rescue pet's profile on your facebook or twitter status. Need ideas? How about one of our senior and not so senior dogs over at our Petfinder page.


For more ideas head on over to the Adopt the Internet Day page of Petfinder.



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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Mardi Gras time!

Hi all, my name is Bandit! I heard that St. Louis Senior Dog Project is working at a drinks booth this next Saturday and I got so excited and I got my outfit ready.


 My friend Donner is also ready to pawty all Saturday! Check him out







Hey Bandit, I love your outfit, I got my beads ready but I am ready to catch some more! 


Oh oh look at Slick I think he already partied a little too much! BOL (bark out loud)







Slick





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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Be the Change: Foster Dog seeks fan club


We are back for the third time to Blog the Change! Our dogs are still taking a break from blogging after the holidays and their hectic adoption schedule so you are once again stuck with the human counterpart of this blog :). I got inspired to write this story after reading one of our foster mom’s story of her foster dog T-Rex, a crazy little min pin.

She writes in her blog about how everyone in the group loves T-Rex so much that we probably need to start a fan club. T-Rex is one of those pooches that has been hanging around for a very very long, he has been with St. Louis Senior Dog Project for 2 years! and only once there has been interest in him :(. He is a great great dog, believe me I am one of his fans however he as many puppymill dogs comes with a bit of emotional baggage and sometimes potential homes are not to thrilled about this and so he gets skipped. His foster mom and her family have been great assets to T-Rex’s life and have given him the best life a pooch could get, but his forever home is still avoiding him. But what really got me thinking after reading her blog was the thing about the fan club, I started to wonder 
what would happen if  we all became fans of a dog/cat/bunny/pet in need of a home? 
be a groupie, find out all about them and talk all about them to our friends and family, post their picture on facebook or your blog. Out there on the twitterverse we have Tweet a Pet tuesday and on facebook it is Share a Pet tuesday, and while those efforts are certainly appreciated by every rescue I started thinking what would happen if you chose just one pet to be a fan of for a month?  What if you would pick a pet for any reason ( is a senior, looks like your own dog) and shared that one pet’s profile every other day on your facebook and twitter pages? and what if you told your coworkers about this particular pet? how about your family? The truth is that most pets that are with small rescues are out on adoption events only once a week, sometimes twice, and foster parents already have told their friends and family about their wonderful foster pets,  
rescue pets need all the exposure they can get and for that they need fans! Groupies that become involved and invite more and more people to take a look at them and give them a chance.  Groupies that take advantage of the social media right there in front of them! Don’t steer away next time you see a pooch on Petfinder that you think looks like the best dog ever, you may not be able to adopt them but someone you know might, get your fan groove going!
Thanks for reading!
-Elisa
St. Louis Senior Dog Project volunteer

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