Ruff Ruff! My name is Stockard (Channing)
Stockard (Channing)'s Info...
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5263789-70911|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Stockard is an adorable girl who has stunning eyes - one eye is a gorgeous blue, the other is a beautiful brown! She's a funny girl with a quirky little personality who is very affectionate and loves attention. Stockard is good with dogs but hasn't been around kids or cats yet so we're unsure of how she is with them. She's crate trained but she doesn't go in there anymore as she's fine left alone in the house. Stockard doesn't sleep in the crate, she sleeps on a dog bed with her foster brother in her foster mom's room. She is allowed on the furniture and will come up on the couch to hang out with you. She is a big cuddle bug who is very attentive and eager to please. She's grown a lot in her foster home and is a happy, confident girl who still has some puppy mannerisms left and they are incredibly endearing. She follows her foster mom everywhere, even downstairs to the laundry room, where Stockard helps her by laying down on the dirty clothes pile. Although she's a playful girl, she doesn't have much of an interest in toys. She will chew a rope toy and she likes to chew on natural bones. She is very treat-motivated, her favorite is salmon jerky. Stockard knows how to sit, lay down, 'off,' and is working on stay. They're also working on her dance, which should be fun to see. :D She loves going for walks and is really good on them. She's learned to wait patiently for the leash and to wait for her foster mom to be ready before they start walking. She likes going for car rides and prefers to ride in the front seat rather than in the back. Do you have room in your heart & your home for this lovable cuddle bug? If so, 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!