We are so thankful you are ready to adopt, and soon you will have the most adorable set of loving eyes looking up at you every day, reminding you of our gratitude. By adopting a dog from Gateway Pet Guardians, you are making a difference not only in the life of the furry friend you welcome into your home, but also in the East St. Louis community, our organization, and the lives of hundreds of other deserving dogs in need of love and care.
With over 100 dogs and cats available for adoption at any time, your perfect companion is just waiting to be found. Fill out the adoption application to begin meeting potential matches. If you already have dogs in household, we may need to set up a meet and greet to make sure they’re a good fit. Get started below or contact us if you have questions!
Dogs under 6 months old
Dogs over 6 months old
Adopting a dog is a big decision—and commitment—that should never be made on a whim. Our adoption process is designed with both your household and our adoptable pets in mind, prioritizing placement that feels right for everyone. Our team of knowledgeable pet lovers are here to assist you throughout the entire adoption process and ensure that you become another Gateway Pets success story.
Unfortunately, some local municipalities have breed specific legislation (BSL) rules that say that residents in those communities are not allowed to own Pit Bull type dogs (many of our dogs fall into that very generic category) or other breeds. Here are a couple of resources to see which municipalities still have these outdated laws.