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Have you ever wanted to foster a pet, but didn’t know how to get started?

We are in great need of new foster homes, which are vital in helping stray animals find their forever homes. Without foster homes, Gateway Pet Guardians could not save, rehabilitate and adopt the hundreds of homeless strays we do every year.

We have several pets that we’re looking to place in foster homes…

Monday’s Foster Dog: Meet Moon, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!!

This week, we’re excited to introduce Moon as our Monday Adoptable Dog. He is quite the little survivor! While Gateway Pet Guardians was out delivering dog houses to homes in East Saint Louis, a family informed us that there was a puppy and a mother in an abandoned home. When we went to check it out, we found Moon. Unfortunately, his litter mates were not as lucky. He was the lon…

Friday’s Foster Dog: Meet Bogus/Barclay, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis

Friday’s Foster Dog: Meet Bogus/Barclay, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis. Bogus is quite the character. For such a young boy he already has quite the reputation as a goofy and independent guy. During a routine feeding in East St. Louis, GPG founder, P.J. Hightower, was approached by a local family in hopes of finding him a home. Like an angel from out of nowhere, Bogus appeared one day and…

Wednesday’s Foster Dog: Meet Banzai, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!

Meet Banzai, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! Banzai and his sister were rescued in East St. Louis. The first thing that the rescuers were reminded of when they came across the pups was the hyenas from The Lion King, and that’s where Banzai’s name came from. Just like those hyenas, Banzai and his sister were very skinny and literally surviving on rocks and leaves. However, unlike those hyenas…

Coordinator Spotlight: Alana (Wuertz) Swiderski

Alana (Wuertz) Swiderski

Alana (Wuertz) Swiderski
Foster Program Co-Chair
Alana (Wuertz) Swiderski has been involved in Gateway Pet Guardians since 2011. She is the Foster Program Co-Chair, heading up the foster mentor team and home visit team for the program. Her favorite thing about her position is doing home visits for potential adopters and fosters. She gets to meet new people that are extremely excited about…

Monday’s Foster Dog: Meet Dominnick, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!!

Meet Dominnick, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis

This week’s Monday Adoptable Dog is a cutie named Dominnick. He is a Terrier mix that was rescued during GPG’s routine feeding in East Saint Louis. He was spotted running scared in an alley by one of the feeders and they were able to rescue him. At that time, he was ten weeks old, but now he is fourteen weeks old. He is just a puppy now, but will grow up to forty pounds. He’ll b…

Fundraising with Purina – Plus, Sign up for our 5K!

On April 8, Gateway Pet Guardians participated in Nestlé Purina’s annual Building Better Pet Communities event, which acts as a fundraiser for our organization, as well as several other St. Louis-area shelters. Purina associates can purchase blue jeans badges and bid in a silent auction to raise money for us and the two other shelters – Humane Society of Missouri and APA of St. Louis. T…

Happy Tails Update: Jasmine

Pecan, now known as Jasmine, came to live with us in her forever home on December 30, 2013. Since then she has become, not only a beloved pet but, a member of our family. I often tell people that I have 3 children, 2 without fur and 1 with fur. We love her with all of our hearts and thank everyone at Gateway Pet Guardians for all that you do and taking great care of our fur baby before w…

Friday’s Foster Dog: Meet Piccolo, An Adoptable Dog in St Louis!

Meet Piccolo, an adoptable dog in St Louis and one of Gateway Pet Guardias’ sweetest girls. With beautiful pink ears and a bright smile, she’s always ready for a day of fun. Whether it’s a nice, long walk or run with her foster mom, or an intense game of tug-o-war, she’s the ultimate companion for the active spirit. When at home, this little cutie can be found enjoying a friendly gam…

Wednesday’s Foster Dog: Meet Blake, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!

Meet Blake, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! Blake, who is otherwise known as Eddie by his friends, is a very smart, fun-loving puppy. In just a short time he has gone from street dog to star dog as he gets ready to star as Sandy in a local production of Annie this week! It’s hard for strangers not to notice what a gorgeous and great dog Eddie is just when they pass him by on a walk.

At just…

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