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March 2015

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Ditka!

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap fences in a single bound. Look, up in the air! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Ditka! That’s right mere mortals, my name is Ditka and I’m a Superhero. Don’t believe me? Just ask my foster family about the backyard fence I scaled. Superman? PLEASE! This 5-year old Black Lab Mix can run circles around that…

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

This week’s foster spotlight is all about Todd Tiefenauer! Todd got involved fostering for GPG after his friend, Angie, started fostering. Todd had been volunteering at the St. Louis Zoo for years, but wanted to help out with a shelter that was close to home. He has always been an animal lover and working with GPG made sense when the opportunity arose. He has been fostering since October of…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis – Meet Chicken!


Meet Chicken!

As you can see, Chicken is a fashionista that has her own collection of sweaters which make her feel more confident.  She is the mother of our “chicken pups” who have almost all been adopted, but now it’s mom’s turn!
This amazing lady is approximately two years old and both house trained and crate trained – in fact, she doesn’t even mind her crate at all! She’s currently shy…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Mama Heart!

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Mama Heart!

The first day of spring brought us some beautiful weather over the weekend and Mama Heart wants out of the shelter so she can play! This sweet girl has a very special spot in our hearts. As you may have guessed from her name, she is a mama dog. She and her seven babies were rescued during Valentine’s Day weekend as part of a humane rescue. She has since been spayed and is up-to-date on her…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Mellie! – Gateway Pet Guardians

This beautiful girl is Mellie!

You can see that she loves to snuggle with her human foster sister. Can you tell that she is so lovable and sweet? She really loves her foster family and is so grateful for all they have done for her, but is ready for a forever home of her own. Life in her foster home also includes other dogs and she does great with them!!

Mellie’s typical day…

Meet Suki – An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!


Meet Suki!

Suki is a shy, sweet, shepherd mix who needs a special family to call her own.  She was rescued almost a year ago with her pups.  Now all of her puppies have been adopted, but mama still needs to find a family of her own!  

Suki is house trained and crate trained. She is great with other dogs.  Since she is still very shy around people, her forever home needs to have at…

Aubrey – The Ghost Of The Streets


Mange, heartworms, open wounds, bones clearly visible under the skin, broken and missing teeth, infections, and bum legs are common conditions of newly rescued street dogs.  Before they’re trapped, the dogs pop up in Volunteers’ pictures as they ride with P.J. on the daily stray feeding routes in East St. Louis.  The beauty of a single dog caught in the early morning fog…

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Mr. Happy!

Adoptable Dog in St. Louis: Meet Mr. Happy!

Happy Monday! What better way to start off the week than to tell a “Happy Tail” of our Mr. Happy! This adorable boy is one happy fella, but what would make him even happier is to find his furever family and have a very happy ending to his story!

Mr. Happy was one of the dogs that GPG fed regularly on the feeding route. He loved coming up to the car window and interacting with t…

Meet Burberry, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!

Meet Burberry, an adoptable dog in St. Louis! Sweet, cuddly, and well-mannered, this little black Labrador Retriever/Bassett Hound mix is priceless. At 3 years old, and weighing roughly 62 lbs, she’s the perfect starter dog for a couple or family who are first time pet parents looking to open their home up to a canine companion.


Burberry is a remarkably…

Meet Hobie, An Adoptable Dog in St. Louis!

This stud is Hobie, a 2 year old, happy Shar Pei/Lab mix! Hobie loves to meet new people, adults and kids alike, and to spread his happiness to them. He is very loyal and enjoys alone time with his person to bond and snuggle.

Hobie is very calm in the house and good at acclimating to what is going on around him. If people are up and about, so is he, but if it’s time to sit and watch som…

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