Our St. Louis Animal Shelter
St. Louis Pet Rescue
‘Welcome to Gateway Pet Guardians Emergency Shelter! How can I help you?”
Gateway Pet Guardians is currently a primarily foster-based animal rescue. That means all of our dogs and puppies are living in the posh comfort of a real, live foster home – which is how we’d like to keep it!
But it does come in handy to have a building to house the East St. Louis strays that are in the most need – those who are sick or injured – on a temporary basis until a foster family steps forward. It helps us as an organization rescue many more animals from the street. In 2012, we were lucky to have a shelter space on Manchester Road donated to us by Hillside Animal Hospital.
We believe that keeping our animals in a loving, nurturing home helps better socialize them and prepare them for their forever home than being cooped up in a kennel all day would.
The Home of Gateway Pet Guardians’ Emergency Shelter
The city of East St. Louis has no animal shelter – no humane society, no one to care about the welfare of its non-human residents. It is only governed by St. Clair County Animal Control, which has to police the entire county. Now we have a wonderful space where we can temporarily house our rescued pets until they are ready to go to their foster or forever homes.