Ruff Ruff! My name is Alex
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5263790-70912|
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
This beautiful girl with the awesome smile is Alex. She's super sweet, full of puppy energy & she loves to play, play, play! Alex is housetrained and crate trained and loves her crate so much she not only sleeps in there at night, she goes in there sometimes to take a nap. Alex loves other dogs and has so much fun playing with the two dogs in her foster home. She's not good with cats and she'd do best in a home with older children. This beautiful girl loves to snuggle and will give you kisses at every opportunity. She only weighs about 40lbs and would love nothing more than to be someone's slightly oversized lap dog. She's a very smart girl, a quick learner and great listener. She knows how to sit and is working on other commands. Alex is food motivated so she's very trainable, which makes it fun & easy to teach her. If you give her a Nylabone, she'll be a very happy dog. She is really good on a leash and loves going for walks and with her high energy level she'd make a great running partner. She has so much fun going for car rides, she does really well in public, she enjoys meeting new people and is thrilled when she meets other dogs. She's a fun dog to have around. She loves modeling doggie clothes and she has the best butt wiggle ever! And it's hilarious when she wiggles her butt AND prances around as she's sitting & very excitedly waiting for her food. She asked us to please make sure her forever home already has a dog because she really wants a doggie BFF & it would make her very happy. She would also be happiest in a home that has a big yard where she can run around and unleash some of her puppy energy. This beautiful girl will be a great dog & playmate for an active person or family. If you have room in your heart & your home for Alex & her awesome butt wiggle, 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!