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Gateway Pet Guardians is a nonprofit animal welfare organization bringing hope to people and pets in the East St. Louis metro area by providing resources to the community in order to eliminate homelessness for dogs and cats - your support saves and enriches lives.

While inadequate amounts of toilet paper and hand sanitizer plague the nation, one shortage has been a welcome sight throughout the coronavirus pandemic: empty animal shelters. Gateway Pet Guardians is proud to be one of those shelters sitting empty of animals in response to COVID-19, and we have our community, volunteers and staff to thank. Click the link below to learn more about our COVID-19 response.


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Give STL Day

Give STL is a single day dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations. Support our $25K goal with a $25K donor match!

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Pets for Adoption in St. Louis

Gateway Pet Guardians has 50-80 pets for adoption in the St. Louis area at all times! Take a look at our pets for adoption.

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Be part of our exciting journey and our historic move to our service area. You have taken us so far, now bring us home.

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Follow Gateway Pet Guardians volunteers as we rescue and feed stray animals in the East St. Louis area. Check back daily for more posts about our animal rescues. Visit the blog →

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