Gateway Pet Guardians Community Programs

Helping East St. Louis Residents & Their Pets


The community outreach team at Gateway Pet Guardians works to provide resources to pet owners in the community.

Mission Statement:

Ensure that pet owners have the resources they need to provide their pet(s) with a long, happy and healthy life. Empower pet owners to keep pets in their homes and out of area shelters.

Vision Statement:

A community where all pet owners can rest comfortably knowing they have access to the resources they need to keep their pets for a long, happy and healthy life.

The Gateway Pet Guardians Community Outreach Program began in January 2013 as a response to bitter cold temperatures and dogs left outside in the elements. Since its inception, it has grown into a program with dozens of volunteers and staff that spend their weekends in the community, helping residents improve the lives of their family pets. By arming community members with doghouses, tie-outs, bowls, leashes, collars, and other supplies, they make it easier for community members to care for their animals. Check out some of the statistics the Community Outreach Program has accomplished since its inception.

We’ve made a huge impact in the Metro East, but there is still much work to be done. You can help us change the landscape of the Metro East and eliminate the homeless pet population! View our Amazon Wishlist, or donate below