Ruff Ruff! My name is Beaux
|Breed:||Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5058154-65548|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Beaux is a beautiful girl who will greet you at the door with wonderful doggie kisses & lots of tail wagging when you come home. She's always happy to see you and will let you know you've been missed. It's a ritual in her foster home & they all love it. She's housetrained & was crate trained as a puppy but doesn't need to be in there anymore. The basement is her domain and she hangs out there when nobody's home. When she's tired at night, she gives her foster family a 'goodnight, please keep the noise down so I can get my beauty sleep' look & happily goes downstairs to bed. She gets along great with other dogs & enjoys being around them. We don't know how she is with cats or kids because she hasn't been around them. She listens well, knows basic commands and also knows how to give her paw. Beaux is not allowed on the couch & doesn't even make attempts to get up there - she's such a good girl! She's very easy-going, not much of a cuddler but she enjoys giving kisses and sitting by her people. Beaux's favorite toy is a Nylabone and she has a blast pulling the stuffing out of her toys. She likes treats, of course, and has been known to never say no to a Milkbone. She loves to go for walks and is a good girl on the leash. She hasn't been on many car rides but recently has been going on outings and is starting to get comfortable in the car. Beaux makes her foster dad smile when she comes over to him out of the blue and nudges him with her nose, just to say hi. Silly girl! If you have room in your heart & your home for this pretty girl who will happily greet you when you walk in the door, please visit our website to learn about our adoption process & to fill out an application. www.gatewaypets.com/adopt/adoption_policy. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!