Ruff Ruff! My name is Jamaica
|Breed:||Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5394462-72659|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
This pretty girl is Jamaica. She's very calm, has the sweetest personality and has gorgeous eyes that seem to look into your soul. Jamaica is living out at our shelter now while waiting to find a foster home or forever home. She is working on her housetraining and is crate trained. She's not a big fan of the crate but will go in there. Jamaica has been around cats & did well with them and she gets along great with the other dogs at the shelter. Jamaica is wonderful with people and loves being around them. This sweet girl is very affectionate and is the best snuggler on the planet. She's fun to sleep with because she'll snuggle up against you and keep you warm all night. She's low-energy and does not bark. Jamaica loves all kinds of toys and has a playful spirit. She listens well and if she picks up something she's not supposed to, she drops it right away when you tell her to. She enjoys going for walks and does great on a leash. She's been taken to a few patio restaurants and had a really good time lying on a blanket next to the table. She was so good and quiet and never tried to take off or bother people who were eating. If you're interested in fostering Jamaica, please visit our website to learn about our foster program & fill out a foster application - www.gatewaypets.com/foster. If you have room in your heart & home for pretty girl to become a permanent part of your life, 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 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!