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Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Julie Tristan!

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Julie Tristan!

Where do we even begin with this week’s foster spotlight, Julie Tristan? As an anchor on Show Me St. Louis, Julie has helped GPG greatly by getting our dogs TV coverage. Her GPG story began seven years ago when she started working at KSDK-TV and did a story on PJ and her efforts in East St. Louis. Julie was hooked and came home that afternoon with two puppies! She tried fostering, but…

Imogene – An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Meet Imogene!

This loving lady is named Imogene and she is a medium sized Labrador Retriever mix. She is crate trained and potty trained. Imogene is great with cats, children, and other dogs.

Imogene is energetic and loves to play with toys. But she also enjoys snuggling and gives the best kisses. She has started to sit and lay down when asked. She wants to be loved and she is a…

Meet Toby! An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!

Meet Toby! An adoptable dog in St. Louis! At just 8 months of age this brindle-color baby is one of the cutest guys you will ever find. Always smiling and ready to play, Toby is also the ultimate attention seeker. He loves to cuddle with people and really enjoys being around people in general. He’s very friendly and affectionate with other dogs as well as humans; so much so he can get a…

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Janet Roberts!

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Janet Roberts!

It’s Foster Spotlight time! Put your hands together for our faithful and brilliant foster parent and also Adoption Event Coordinator, Janet Roberts! When she moved to St. Louis a little over a year ago, she was looking for a way to connect with the community and what better way than through a shared love of dogs?! She did a lot of research on shelters and rescues and Gateway stood out to her.

Annual Ron Ortyl Memorial Golf Tournament


Gateway Pet Guardians scored a hole-in-one at the annual Ron Ortyl Memorial Golf Tournament. This year the tournament raised over $50,000 to benefit stray animals in East St. Louis. The Ortyl family hosted the event September 29 at Norwood Hills Country Club in Jennings, MO. 56 teams competed for the $5000 prize, a large increase from the 39 teams in 2013.

The winners of the cas…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Abbey!

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Abbey!

This week we’d like you all to meet Abbey. She was a dog who was on our feeding route in East St. Louis. Last month we were able to finally rescue her and her companion, Midnight. Abbey is a black Labrador Retriever and weighs about fifty pounds. She is spayed and up-to-date with shots. She is currently with a foster family as she waits to find her special forever family.

This sweet…

Meet Mackie, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Meet Mackie, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! Mackie is an adorable 11 month old German Shepherd/Chow Chow mix and an all around great guy. At just under a year old he has almost reached his full growth potential. This beautiful boy loves just about everyone he meets and is waiting patiently for that one person (or family) that will love him just as much.


Mackie is…

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Maddison Syberg!

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

It’s time for the Foster Spotlight and this week it’s on Maddison Syberg! Maddison got involved with GPG four years ago when she adopted her dog Sookie, a four-year-old Shepherd mix. It was a story of a shy pup who eventually blossomed through the love and patience from the perfect family. She had a passion for animals and had experience working at the zoo as an antelope keeper (giraffes,…

Adoptable dog in St. Louis: Meet Chops!


Meet Chops!

Chops is a sweet, silly girl who has the prettiest smile! Although feral when she was rescued, she has blossomed into a great dog. She still has some shy tendencies, so she’ll need someone patient and willing to continue working with her while she further learns to trust. 

She is a very energetic, smart girl who is good with other dogs. Chops loves playing with her foster…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Bunkum (Bunky)!

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Bunkum (Bunky)!

Are you ready for October? Bunkum, also known as Bunky, is absolutely thrilled to enjoy some fall walks with new friends and family! This sweet girl is currently available at the shelter for adoption or fostering. She’s a Belgian Malinois/Terrier mix with a beautiful brindle coat. She is already spayed and up-to-date with her shots.

Bunky is a friendly pup and LOVES people. Best of…

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