Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Senior Dogs Available for Adoption: Tuesday Tails

Oran - Adoptable Senior Black Lab Mix at Stray Rescue of St Louis
 Oran is 12 1/2 year old, male black Lab mixed breed dogs available for adoption from Stray Rescue of St Louis.  According to shelter staff:
Oran is one of the most loved dogs ever rescued.  He's quite the character.  Very sweet and friendly.  He loves to do for long, leisurely strolls and is a perfect gentleman on a leash.  He would do best in a home where he is the only pet unless it is a dog like his girlfriend, Josephine.
Oran is eligible for Stray Rescue's Seniors For Seniors program. Senior citizens (preferably, but not limited to, those on a fixed income) who adopt an older dog are able to do so without paying the adoption fee.  If necessary, Stray Rescue will provide food and medical care for the life of the dog.

Josephine - Adoptable Senior Shepherd Dog at Stray Rescue of St Louis
 Josephine is a 9 1/2 year old female Shepherd mixed breed dog.  Here's what Stray Rescue shelter staff has to say:
Josephine is one of the sweetest dogs we've ever rescued.  She was found in a horrible area of town with her 3 little puppies.  She had a makeshift home for them underneath a dilapidated house.  She did a wonderful job keeping them safe and healthy. 
Josephine's puppies have already gone to their forever homes, but Josephine is still waiting.

She was a very, very sick girl and under strict orders from the vet that she was not to exert herself in any way.  It was touch and go for a few months, but now she is the picture of health.  She still has a slight cough that she'll probably alwasy have.  This is due to scarring of her trachea.  Since this is a pre-existing condition, Stray Rescue will cover the cost of her medicine.  It's just a pill she takes twice a day.  Put it in some braunschweiger and she'll gobble it right out of your hand.
She has the cutest little nub for a tail.  We've never seen it stop wagging.  You can even bring her home for a few days to see for yourself that she'll fit in perfectly at your house.  Just be prepared for lots of kisses.
For more information about Oran or Josephine, contact the Stray Rescue Pine Street Animal Shelter at 314-771-6121

Founded by Randy Grim, Stray Rescue of St Louis sold purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes.  Virtually all of the pets they save have been abused and neglected.  Stray Rescue is a no-kill organization that believes rescued animals often make the best pets.  Given a second lease on life and in return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.

We're participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz.  This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!  Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!


  1. They both look like very sweet pups. Love their faces! I hope they can find a good home soon.

  2. Sounds like a great rescue. Hope Oran and Josephine both find great homes.

  3. They both look like very special dogs! Oran reminds me of my Shiloh. I wish I could take both of them! Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  4. I read Randy Grimm's book (or did he write 2?) about his rescue. I hope these two find homes soon!

    1. Randy has written two books: Miracle Dog (about Quentin who survived the gas chamber) and Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems. And Melinda Roth wrote a book about Randy Grim: The Man Who Talks to Dogs

  5. I'm so glad you are focusing on seniors too. And what a great program that is, to help seniors adopt. Despite the puppy millers in your state, you've got some great animal advocaters too, Sue.


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