Ruff Ruff! My name is Salem
|Breed:||Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5356087-71410|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
This beautiful girl with the adorable face is Salem. She's a sweet, goofy love bug who has a gorgeous smile & eyes that just make you melt. Salem is housetrained & crate trained and has never had an accident or tore anything up so she's always been left to roam free in the house. She loves dogs & gets along great with them. She hasn't been around cats or kids yet so we're unsure of how she'll be with them but she's very submissive so we think she'd be good with older children. Salem is all about L.O.V.E. She would be thrilled if she could spend all day snuggling, being petted, giving kisses, being hugged, any type of affection makes her happy. This gorgeous girl is outgoing, smart, a quick learner and decent listener. She loves Kongs & is very food motivated, so training her should be fun. She knows how to sit & she has excellent recall - she'll run right back to you if you call her name. A great command she learned is if her foster mom shows her a towel when she comes in the door with muddy paws, she automatically lays down. She also just learned how to sit pretty for a treat! Salem loves going for car rides and does great in the car & is learning to get in it on command. She is a playful girl, and so much fun to be around. She likes to go running through the house, jump on her foster mom who's sitting on the couch then look at her in surprise, as if she didn't expect her to be there. She's so funny and makes people laugh all the time with her crazy antics. She's so awesome that even her foster brother fell in love with her, and he doesn't like anybody, human or canine. Salem has really good dog energy that other dogs respond to & she'd love it if her forever home had another dog to play with. Her new home should also have a fence at least 5 feet high. Because Salem is so submissive, she doesn't do well with yelling and a lot of noise. We think it'd be best for her to live in a home where there won't be any loud voices or commotion. She needs a calm, happy home so she can continue to be the sweet, silly girl we know and love. If you have room in your heart & your home for an adorable goofy girl who will make you laugh at least three times a day 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!