Ruff Ruff! My name is Bea
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||3440764-42628|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
This adorable girl is Bea. She is laid-back, very sweet and has a gorgeous brown coat & beautiful eyes. Bea is one-half of a couple. She has a special bond with Aaron, a Shepherd mix, who is also available for adoption with Bea. They lived on the streets before they were rescued and have always been together. She likes to sleep curled up next to him on a blanket in the kitchen. Bea is housetrained and crate trained and likes being in her crate. She's good with other dogs, cats and kids. She's a very loyal girl who is easy-going but sometimes surprises her foster mom with bursts of playfulness. Her favorite thing in the world is getting her belly rubbed. She likes to go for walks and likes to take her time and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells. And she's a really good girl on a leash. Car rides aren't her favorite thing but she does well in public places even though she has a tendency to be shy. Since there's other dogs in her foster home, none of them get any toys or treats - it helps prevent fights and jealousy. As long as she has Aaron, she's fine with that. They want to grow old together as they've been through a lot together and have thrived in their foster home. If you have room in your heart & your home for a pair of great dogs who are bonded together & will brighten your home with their presence, please visit our website to learn about our adoption process & to fill out an application for both of them. www.gatewaypets.com/adopt/adoption_policy. You may also email us at email@example.com for more information.
Rescue Group Info...
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, however we are working toward a facility.
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, some of whom have been badly injured by automobile accidents, cruelty, neglect, or life on the street.
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Once you find an animal that you are interested in, email us and we will send your information to the foster family. You will fill out an adoption application and provide us with references. Once we have reviewed the application and contacted your references, we set up a home visit. Adoption fees are $150 for adult dogs and $195 for puppies. This fee includes shots, a spay/neuter and microchipping, as well as any other treatment the animal may have needed upon being rescued from the streets.
PJ Hightower started feeding dogs in East St. Louis, a very impoverished neighborhood in Illinois, in 1995 on her way to her sister's house. She began going on a regular basis from there and has not missed one single day since 2001. The dogs rely on PJ, waiting for her car every morning. They come running at its sound and most come straight up to her car door as she stops. She not only feeds, but medicates, domesticates and rescues when we have a home that will take one in.
A small group of people decided to form Gateway Pet Guardians around PJ's efforts in 2004. Gateway is fast growing and excited about what the future holds for the stray dogs of the East side. Or hopefully lack there of.
When we pull a dog, we give it veterinary care and put it in a foster home where it can learn to live as a dog should live and be loved. We find that with our "virtual" shelter system, the dogs tend to have better outcomes in their forever homes. Although we are saving to build a shelter, we still plan to keep our dogs in foster homes as often as possible.
We are a small group of people devoted to solving the homeless dog population in East St. Louis through education/outreach and spay/neuter programs. We would love your involvement!