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Gateway Pet Guardians

East Saint Louis, IL

Our Mission

Gateway Pet Guardians is dedicated to rescuing homeless pets in the St. Louis area, getting them great veterinary care, and finding them forever homes. We are currently a virtual shelter with all of our pets waiting for adoption in the care of volunteer foster families.

Gateway Pet Guardians is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are always greatly appreciated and are used to provide veterinary care for our foster pets.
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Adoption Policy

Gateway Pet Guardians adoption process involves an application process and a home visit. The adoption fee is $195 for adult dogs, $250 for puppies , $75 for adult cats and $125 for kittens. We also offer a buy one, get one half off adoption fee when you adopt any two cats or kittens! (this covers the pet's spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vet check, vaccinations and any other necessary vet care).

Please note we go by a first come first serve basis for adoptions so please keep that in mind when setting up your adoption meets.

Due to high volume of emails we will not be able to answer all emails regarding basic questions. Some things to note
-If an animal is no longer listed on the site they are no longer available for adoption.
-When you apply for a pet your information will be sent to the foster parent. They will reach out to you to answer any questions you have regarding the pet.
-Applying for a pet requires no commitment towards the adoption. If you find out that pet is not the right fit for you, we can recommend another pet for you.

Not ready to adopt?
If you are not sure if you are ready to adopt a pet, please consider fostering! It's a great way to volunteer, and you just might meet the animal you love. Apply now:

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