Ruff Ruff! My name is Latte
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5412179-73203|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
This enchanting beauty is Latte. She is a happy girl, extremely sweet and is so beautiful we love to look at her. Latte is housetrained, crate trained and even doggie-door trained. She doesn't have a problem with the crate but she does prefer to sleep in a bed. And she does - every night she snuggles up with her foster mom's son and loves every minute of it. She's a social butterfly who likes to greet people and give them kisses and loves everyone she has come in contact with whether they're male, female, teenagers or older children. She hasn't been around small kids yet but if they're introduced properly and supervised, there shouldn't be a problem. Latte is great with other dogs, regardless of their size, and she also does well with cats. This beautiful girl is the definition of a snuggle buddy. She'd snuggle all day long if you let her, she's such a love bug. She likes to be close to her people, even if she's just sitting by them, she's happy. She's very playful, her favorite toy is a purple stuffed lamb and she really loves it. She carries it around with her everywhere, she even takes it outside with her to go potty! She enjoys treats and is extremely happy when she's given cheese, which she just loves. Latte is a good girl who listens very well. Telling her 'no' will stop whatever she's doing. She's pretty smart and already knows how to sit and stay. One of her favorite activities is going for walks. She also loves going for car rides and is very calm in the car. She enjoys going places with her foster mom because she gets to do one of her favorite things, which is meeting people, and she's a really good girl in public. Latte can be a silly at times and she makes her foster mom laugh when she sits and appears to cross her legs like a lady when she's eating. It's cute and funny at the same time. Do you have room in your heart & in your home for this gorgeous girl who will make you happy, make you feel loved and will snuggle you for as long as you want? 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 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!