Our family has had dogs our entire lives. We have or have had Labs, St. Bernards, Bullmastiffs, Great Pyrenees and Pit Bulls. When kids would come to our house growing up, sometimes their parents would get a little worried. These are big, powerful, sometimes scary looking dogs.
But if they stayed for 5 minutes, they would see that these were the most loving animals on the planet. Our St. Bernards and Pit Bull basically sunbathe all day and meet us in the driveway every morning and every night for a 10-minute belly rub. What a life.
The dogs Stray Rescue of St. Louis finds have much different lives. These dogs were shot, stabbed, trained to fight, starved, beaten up, neglected, left for dead. These dogs don’t have kids to play with.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis goes out on the streets every single day to find these dogs. They take these animals and pour a ton of resources into them. They bring them back to life and get them ready for a family. Most shelters don’t touch dogs from the street because it’s so expensive to rehabilitate them.
We have been lucky enough to see firsthand the incredible work they do. We have seen the dogs get (sometimes) dragged in barking and growling, distrustful of people, and wild. A very short time later, we have seen those same dogs turn into big lap dogs who want nothing more than some company, a belly rub and a soft bed to lay in.
We are proud to be able to help Stray Rescue of St. Louis even in a small way. They are doing big, beautiful things.
The dogs are already loving their beds: