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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…

Magnolia’s Story

Magnolia’s story begins in late July.  During her routine walk-through of St. Clair County Animal Control, Rescue Program Lead, Stacey Kaemmerer saw a scared, mangy dog cowering in the back of one of the cages. She was almost completely hairless and her skin was raw and bleeding. Stacey knew we couldn’t leave this girl behind.  She would be ready for transfer within a day.  That was when s…

Smudge, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!

Meet Smudge!

Smudge is a young Boxer mix.  This handsome guy is both crate trained and potty trained. He’s a big fan of kids and other dogs but not a huge cat fan. He’s very submissive and sweet.

Smudge loves to play and enjoys being loved on by anyone and everyone. And he already knows the sit command!

If you’re interested in adopting Smudge, please visit…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Boo!

Adoptable dog in St. Louis, Meet Boo

Happy Monday! We have a special cutie to introduce today and her name is Boo! As we head into Thanksgiving week, Boo is anxious to find her furever home to spend the holiday with!

Look at that face! Isn’t Boo the most precious thing ever? Boo is a Toy Fox Terrier mix who was brought into Animal Control as a stray and GPG came to her rescue!  She’s just a puppy and weighs about…

Meet Stevie, An Adoptable Cat in St. Louis!


Meet Stevie, an adoptable cat in St. Louis! It’s not everyday we feature a cat, but Stevie isn’t your average, everyday cat. In fact, Stevie is the closest you’ll ever find to perfection. Sweet and lovable, Stevie is a guy who just wants to have fun and spend his days in a loving home with a loving family.



Stevie is a 3 year old Domestic Mediumhair cat…

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Jamie and Dale Schwab!

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Jamie and Dale Schwab!

This week we want to honor Jamie and Dale Schwab for all that they do for GPG! Jamie knew Jamie Case for a long time and had heard and read a lot about her GPG stories. One day, she decided to stop sitting back and to be a part of this amazing experience instead. They have been fostering for less than two years and have already had nine fosters. They prefer adult dogs because they already hav…

Banjo, An Adoptable Dog in St Louis!


Meet Banjo!

This handsome boy is both crate trained and house trained. He is learning ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and loves to be rewarded with treats. Banjo is very dog friendly and seems fine with cats as well. He hasn’t met any children yet but is great with all the adults he’s interacted with. This high-energy pup loves to play, whether with toys, other dogs or his foster parents! He also really…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Apple!

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Apple!

Meet Apple! She is an eight month old Pit Bull Terrier mix who is already spayed and up-to-date with shots. She is just as sweet as she looks and can’t wait to have a forever family to snuggle with this winter!

Apple is a super friendly girl who gets along well with dogs and cats. She loves humans and kids too! She is very energetic, playful and fun. Apple would love a home that can…

Friday’s Adoptable Dog: Meet Rhino, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Friday’s Adoptable Dog: Meet Rhino, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! Rhino is a delightful 7 month old Great Dane/Terrier mix with the kind of captivating face that anyone would love to come home to. He currently weighs in at around 50 lbs, but is estimated to reach between 60-100 lbs by the time he reaches his full potential.



You can’t go wrong with this…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Sedona!

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Sedona!

Meet Sedona! She is a Labrador Retriever mix that we had been feeding for several months before we were able to pull her off the streets. She was among one of the favorites on the route because she’s such a sweetheart! Sedona is spayed and up-to-date with shots. She’s ready to leave the shelter life behind and be an amazing family pet!

This sweet lady is very loving towards most dogs,…

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