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Lose Yourself in a Book with a Shelter Pet

There is nothing more powerful than the relationship between a child and their companion animal. At Gateway Pet Guardians, we know this all too well. Rescued animals are adopted into loving homes every day, enriching the lives of their families. But while they wait for their chance at adoption, we recognize they have a special gift to share with others. Recently, we found a way to share this…

Taking a Chance on Love: Brittany and Ice’s Story

The Gateway Pet Guardians Emergency Shelter houses thirteen kennels and a small play yard in the back, complete with turf and toys. The shelter staff and volunteers work to enrich the lives of the dogs by hosting play groups and taking them on lengthy walks. We carefully assess the behavior of all dogs who come into our care. Sometimes in order to protect them, we have to consider some dogs “dog…

Gigi’s Journey: A Happy Tail

Gigi was rescued from St. Clair County Animal Control on April 29, 2016. She was sent to one of our partner vet tech schools to stay and be cared for until a foster home opened up. Estimated to be between 7-10 years old, Gigi started to decline at the vet school, showing signs of kidney disease. Concerned for her well being, we put out a plea for a special foster, a home where she could relax.

Lace Up Them Running Shoes: Ethan and DeeDee’s Story

Fostering is a journey, full of highs and lows, emotions and love. Each new animal a foster brings into their home is different, and presents a new set of obstacles to overcome and goals to achieve. Every journey is unlike any other, because each is different in its own way. This is Ethan and DeeDee’s story.

DeeDee was rescued from Animal Control on January 22, 2016. She spent a few months…

(Hidden) Perks of Fostering

When you foster, you save a life. That should be enough of an incentive to give it a try, right!? But what people don’t tell you about are the hidden perks in fostering, like having a buddy to go on walks and hikes or a partner to join you at your favorite restaurant. Check out some of the ‘perks’ that our fosters and their foster pets experience daily!

Mama Heart and her foster mom,…

The Temp Foster Program: Denise and Tate’s Story

Gateway Pet Guardians cannot rescue without fosters. They are our lifeline, and devote their hearts to their foster pets. But even fosters need a break, whether it’s a vacation, family visit, or business trip. Temporary fosters are what make this possible!

Temp fosters bring adoptable animals into their homes for shorter periods of time. It can be for a weekend, a week, or even longer.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Gus, Sam and Angie’s Story

She’s smart. She’s athletic. She’s lovable. She’s the whole package! She’s been with Gateway Pet Guardians for nine months, and it’s about time she found her forever home. Her name is Angie, and we’d like to share her story.

In January 2016, Angie was rescued from St. Clair County Animal Control and officially became a Gateway Pet Guardians rescue pup. She spent several months at…

Feline Frenzy: Life of a Kitten Foster

Gateway Pet Guardians has traditionally been centered around the rescue of dogs. But recently, we have seen an increase in the number of cats making their way through our rescue. But to rescue cats, we need special fosters that are willing to open their home to them. Beth Steele is one of those special fosters.

On July 15, 2016, we made a plea for someone to step up and help us rescue four…

Honorary Ribbon Cutter for Strut Your Mutt

Last week, I got some super exciting news (and of course I have to write about it!) The Strut Your Mutt committee asked me to be their honorary ribbon cutter for the 2016 Strut Your Mutt event in St. Louis!  I am honored and excited to have Gateway Pet Guardians’ amazing work acknowledged at this fantastic event!

For those of you that know me, you know that Best Friends Animal Society is…

Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog: Jennifer, August and Due’s Story

Life with a hound dog is always exciting. Our boy Due promises this to be true! Due came to us as an owner surrender because his owner was moving and couldn’t take him and his sister, Emily, with him. Emily was adopted shortly after, but Due spent some time at the Emergency Shelter, waiting for an angel to come along and show him the good life.

Jennifer McClung learned that Due needed a plac…

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