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Tali’s Happily Ever After

 The first two years of Tali’s life were undoubtedly rough.  When Gateway Pet Guardians volunteers saw Tali roaming the streets of East St. Louis, they first noticed that she was accompanied by her 3-month-old puppy, later named J,Jr.  The second thing that stood out was a piece of rope hanging from her neck.  Upon closer inspection, it was clear that the rope was embedded, and that t…

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Anna Bellavia!

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Anna Bellavia!

This week we would like to honor Anna Bellavia for our Foster Spotlight! Anna has quite a past with GPG. She was a two-time GPG adopter who turned volunteer and then later a foster parent. She has been with us for over a year and a half. In that time, she has had seven different fosters in her home, two permanent and five temporary. Anna and her husband prefer to bring young male pups into…

Rocko – An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Meet Rocko!

This big, beautiful hunk of love is Rocko! He is a sweet and affectionate Pit Bull Terrier. He is both crate trained and potty trained. His current foster mama can even leave him out during the day! He is quite the lover and gets along well with dogs and cats; although he seems to be a bit reserved when it comes to young kids. 

Rocko is very receptive and loves learning new…

10 Before and After Pictures of Gateway Pet Guardians’ Pups That Show You Just How Far a Little Love Can Go

We wanted to share some of our favorite Before and After Pictures from some very memorable Pups!  These are sure to have you saying “Awe” from number 1 to number 10!  Thank you for making it possible for Gateway Pet Guardians to rescue all of these amazing dogs!

1. Trendley, who never has to have another rough day in her life.


2. Happy, who just needed somebody to trust.


Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Belle (Sapphire)!

Adoptable dog in St. Louis - Belle (Sapphire)

Are you off work for Martin Luther King Day and wishing you had a cute four-legged friend to spend your day off with? We have just the dog for you! Meet Belle (also known as Sapphire)! Belle is a Boxer/Terrier mix who is spayed and up-to-date with shots. She is a medium-sized dog who thinks she’s a lap dog!

Belle is a very loving girl. She gets a long well with other dogs, but has been…

Meet Checkers, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Meet Checkers, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! Checkers is a 7 year old black and white English Setter mix with a lovable personality. At around 40 lbs., this medium-sized mister has all the signs of a mature and well-mannered boy. He’s good with cats and dogs, as well as children and adults. He has the kind of open and loving personality that would melt the hardest of…

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Chelsey Olson!

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Chelsey Olson!

Happy New Year fosters! With this new year, we want to again start celebrating the wonderful fosters that make our mission with GPG possible. Our first foster spotlight of the year goes to… Chelsey Olson. Chelsey heard about GPG by visiting the Purina Farm event, which is just one of the many wonderful events we put on throughout the year. After attending the event and finding out more about…

Antoine – An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Meet Antoine!

This pup, who took to the name ‘Buddy,’ is house-trained. He also knows some very important commands, such as ‘sit’ and ‘wait.’ Buddy loves treats which makes him fun to train because he will learn anything for a snack! Buddy is nearly one year old and still has puppy energy that makes him so fun and lovable! He can be a goofy boy when the atmosphere is right, or can be calm and…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Amelia!

Don’t you just love the idea of snuggling up with a furry baby on a cold winter day like this? Well, here is your chance to snag up this pretty girl, Amelia! Amelia is a sweetheart who loves to cuddle and is super affectionate. She’s a Terrier Mix, spayed, and up-to-date with shots.

Amelia loves to play and has medium to high-level energy. She is a silly girl who jumps like a…

Buddy’s Story

Buddy’s story is a lengthy one.  His story begins with our community outreach team.  During the harsh winter of 2013/2014, Gateway Pet Guardians embarked on a life-saving mission for the owned animals in East St. Louis, IL.  Volunteers were out weekly, if not daily during cold snap, knocking on doors, giving away free dog houses, straw, food and encouraging residents to bring their pets…

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