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Gunner's Run Rescue

Ruma, IL 62278

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We are located approx. 60 miles south of St. Louis Missouri on the Illinois side of the river and are approx. 25 miles south of Belleville Illinois. Out of state adoptions will be responsible for transport.

About Our Rescue Group:

Gunner's Run Rescue was established in honor of a very special dog that passed away. All dogs rescued and helped are done for you, Gunner. You will never be forgotten. I love you Lu (Gram), you have inspired me to try to make a difference in this world- even if it is a small one.
We are a small group of individuals dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for dogs, giving them love, one-on-one attention, and basic obedience training, full veterinary care , with the ultimate goal of adoption to their forever family.
We do not have a shelter all of our dogs are kept in our home and given the one on one attention that they need. We are an all-breed rescue- focusing our attention on dogs that are in immediate need of placement from animal control or shelters that have to euthanize due to lack of space.
"We must be the change we want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption contract is required and can be obtained by email or by phone request. Home visits are required. Adoption fees vary per dog. Please note these fees are inclusive of spay/neuter and vaccinations. All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, fully vetted and are kept on heartworm/flea and tick preventative. Adoption fees help to cover vet expenses and to benefit and help current and future dogs. 100% of all donations, adoption fees, and proceeds from any fundraising event go back directly to help the dogs. We are (501c3) nonprofit, and State Licensed.

We are located approx. 60 miles south of St. Louis Missouri on the Illinois side of the river and are approx. 25 miles south of Belleville Illinois. Out of state adoptions will be responsible for transport.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.