About Our Shelter
Our 54,000 square foot building is more than your typical shelter–it is the area’s first Pet Resource Center. The Gateway Pet Guardians’ Pet Resource Center is located at 725 N. 15th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62205 in the heart of East Side Pet District. East St Louis is what we call a ‘resource desert’, with no veterinary clinics and few pet supply/grocery stores available to obtain pet food. Even if residents are financially able to care for their pets, there are few resources within the community on which they can rely.
After many years of looking for the perfect building and location, we purchased the Former Miles Davis Elementary School in March 2019. This expansive building is home to multiple key components to increase our lifesaving efforts for pets in the community: An Adoption Floor and Shelter, Pet Spa, Retail Space, Pet Support Room, Pet Food Pantry, and Healthy Pet Clinic.
65,000 residents don’t have the necessities in their local community to care for their pets. Let’s change that.