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May 2014

10 Reasons to Become a Foster (In the Words of our Current Foster Parents)

Fostering is a critical part of any rescue group – the more foster parents we have, the more pets we can rescue. Gateway Pet Guardians is continuously looking for new fosters (experienced or inexperienced) to come on board and help animals in need.

We asked our current volunteers what they like best about being foster parents, and here’s what they said.

Why Do We Foster?


Friday’s Foster Cat: Meet Allistair, An Adoptable Cat in St. Louis!

Meet Allistair, an adoptable cat in St. Louis! It’s not often Gateway Pet Guardians has cats, especially ones as sweet as Allistair. With those big beautiful eyes and that heart-melting stare, he is perfect for anyone looking for a companion for themselves or someone else. Calm and laid back, he is the ultimate feline friend for even the most novice of cat parents.

This cutie is a…

Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Veronica!!!

Foster Spotlight - Veronica

Meet Veronica! She came to GPG by way of her co-worker, Kara. Veronica has been fostering with GPG for over three years and has had more than eleven pups come through her home! She mainly likes to foster puppies because her dogs seem to accept new puppies into the house better. Her dominant female pup rules the roost!

When Veronica isn’t loving on puppies, she’s spending time with her…

Check out St. Louis Rescue Dog Ziggy!

This handsome St. Louis rescue dog is Ziggy! Ziggy is a handsome five year-old husky mix up for adoption through Gateway Pet Guardians animal rescue. He’s had a rough few months, but thanks to the tender loving care from volunteers and his foster at Gateway Pet Guardians, he’s already made a full recovery! 

Ziggy used to live in East St. Louis. GPG’s outreach team worked with his…

Monday’s Shelter Dog: Meet Olivia, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! For this special Monday we are featuring Olivia! She is an adoptable dog currently residing at the GPG shelter. She is a four-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who is spayed and up-to-date on her shots. This brindle cutie is looking for her forever home!

Olivia was rescued with her mom, Stockard, from the St. Clair County Animal Control Euthanasia List. She was…

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


Meet Bobo, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! An extremely affectionate and playful boy, Bobo is without a doubt a lover, not a fighter. He’s the type of guy who enjoys being around people and follows his foster mom wherever she goes, no matter what she does. Sweet and affectionate, he loves to snuggle with his foster mom and even sleeps with her at night.



Foster Spotlight: It’s Your Time to Shine, Janelle and Tore!!!

Foster Spotlight - Janelle and Tore


This week our foster spotlight is on Janelle and Tore! These two big-hearted people came to know about GPG through adopting one of the Sneaker pups, Brooks, about a year ago! Since fostering with GPG, they have had two fosters. Janelle says that they choose to foster puppies because one of their dogs is a wee bit uncomfortable with other adult dogs in their home. Plus, Janelle says…

Wednesday’s Foster Dog: Meet Flynt, an adoptable dog in St. Louis!

Flynt is an adoptable dog in St. Louis

Meet Flynt, an adoptable dog in St. Louis. This beautiful girl is a cattle dog mix that loves to play. Flynt is happy-go-lucky and is looking for a forever home where she can be active during the day and get lots of good cuddle time in the evening.

Flynt is a smart young lady who has learned quickly with her foster family. She learned the sit and down commands right away and is potty…

Monday’s Shelter Dog: Meet Franco, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!!!

Monday’s Shelter Dog: Meet Franco, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!!

Meet Franco, he’s our Monday Shelter Dog this week! This cutie pie is an adult Shar Pei and Labrador Retriever Mix. He is neutered and up-to-date on his shots.

Franco is currently residing at our shelter and he’s looking for a good foster or forever home! He gets along well with other dogs and is extremely loving and affectionate towards the shelter volunteers. When a volunteer…

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

Friday’s Foster Dog: Meet Vega, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! While this cute little mama has been through a lot she’s still optimistic about finding her forever home. While living on the streets, Vega gave birth to eight puppies during the middle of one of the coldest stretches imaginable this past winter. The determined mama did her best to protect her babies inside a nearby dilapidated…

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