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When Fate Intervenes: Amy and Gunther’s Story

In animal rescue, some dogs just resonate with you. Upon first glance, they speak to you—they call to your heart and soul and you simply cannot turn away. And so the story begins with Amy and Gunther.

Gunther started his journey at GPG at the Emergency Shelter, and Amy became Gunther’s shelter guardian. Shelter guardians are paired with shelter dogs to work individually on socialization,…

What is this “Give STL Day” everyone is raving about?

You’ve seen the Facebook profile pics with the Give STL logo, you’ve seen the giant billboards around town AND you’ve probably either seen news coverage or heard a local radio personality chatting up the biggest fundraising day in St. Louis!  Soooooo, what is it??

(Fair warning, this post is FILLED with important information so make sure to read through!)

Well, for GPG it’s the most fun…

Genevieve’s Story–A Very Happy Tail

One look at Genevieve’s old pictures and you see how bad things were for her. She was rescued from an abandoned house that was falling down. She lived among heaps of trash, broken drywall, and discarded furniture. GPG fed her, watched her condition, and tried desperately to find a foster to take her in. But her condition worsened quickly – faster than expected. Although we fed her daily, her…

The impact… CONFIRMED

I was inspired today to make another blog post about the impact we and other organizations are making in the St. Louis and East St. Louis metro areas. While attending this month’s St. Louis Petlover Coalition meeting, I was listening to our own amazing veterinarian, Dr. Ed Migneco (owner of Hillside Animal Hospital) present on his clinic’s rescue work and the interesting cases they get to s…

Inara’s Happy Tail

Gateway Pet Guardians met and got to know Inara through our outreach efforts in the community. We helped the owner care for her by providing a doghouse, tie-out, and other supplies, until we had the opportunity to rescue. Once in foster it was easy to see she was going to be a fantastic part of someone’s family. But don’t take our word for it.

Here’s what Inara’s (now Nora) ADOPTED…

The impact

I just have to brag on our outreach team for a bit… We are struggling to find puppies in our service area (East St. Louis metro area)! Our Outreach Program has been in full swing for the past three years and we have fixed close to 1,000 animals in that area. We have puppy fosters waiting for puppies and there just aren’t that many out there! That used to be our primary intake of rescues! W…

Mama Gemini’s Story—A Happy Tail

Last summer, Mama Gemini and her four puppies were rescued from Animal Control by GPG. After nursing her pups, Gemini went into a foster home where she could relax and work on her initial shyness.

After a few months in foster, she was officially adopted in early December of 2015. Gemini, now named Josie, is adored by her new family.

This is what they had to say about their new girl:
“To…

Chicken’s Story—A Happy Tail!

Shy dogs can be tough on many levels. Trying to develop trust, getting them to feel comfortable, the list goes on. And trying to find them an adopter can be even harder. Who wants to adopt a dog that doesn’t want to be touched? And that was the issue with our girl Chicken. She was pregnant when rescued and after giving birth to her beautiful babies she went into foster. We hoped she would com…

Our Community Hotline: A New Level of Service

A huge part of our mission is our community outreach initiative, helping residents provide for their pets by giving them access to the resources they need. Eight months ago, we created a prompt on our voicemail system for “Community,” where East St. Louis residents could call 24/7 for help. Little did we know that this was going to add a whole new aspect to our program.

As you can imagine,…

Love is Blind—Popeye’s Happy Tail

Popeye was rescued in August 2015 after he was dumped and left to fend for himself. At his first visit to the Vet it was discovered that Popeye had severe eye trauma and was almost blind. But he didn’t let that stop him from enjoying his newly rescued life! Full of energy and love, Popeye was adopted a few months later and his Happy Tail could finally begin.

Popeye’s new mom Carly has…

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