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Shelter Slumber Pawty

March 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - March 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Starting noon on Sat. March 25, we are officially kicking off our Shelter Slumber Pawty, but our pre-pawty is on like Donkey Kong! This collaborative fundraising event encourages animal advocates to spend 24 hours at our Pet Resource Center – eating, sleeping and pawtying with shelter pets while raising money and awareness for participating shelters like Gateway Pets (GPG). Thanks to our oh-so generous sponsors Metro East Industries, Carol House Furniture and an anonymous donor, your gift will be DOUBLED starting today – for every $1 donated, GPG receives $2!

Spotlight Your Business AND Support Shelter Pets in Need! Help keep the pawty going while promoting your business! Check out our pawsome sponsorship opportunities here. For questions, contact Diana Pupillo, Development Director, at diana@gatewaypets.org or 618.687.8007, ext. 715.

How the Pawty Started! GPG hosted the first-ever Shelter Slumber Pawty in 2017. In an effort to raise awareness and money for shelter animals, GPG asked staff and volunteers to spend 24 hours in kennels living side-by-side with shelter dogs while asking for donations. The entire event was live-streamed on social media, giving the public a glimpse into the lives of shelter animals. By the time the 24-hour was up, the team had raised over $30,000! In 2018, another area organization, Belleville Area Humane Society, joined and together, we raised over $50,000! This event exploded in 2019 when 17 organizations came together raise much-needed funds for community animals in need. Since 2017, the Shelter Slumber Pawty has raised over $600,000!

By participating in any events planned and controlled by Gateway Pets, you agree to the following:
– No outside pets permitted.
– Photographs and/or video will be taken at all events. More information regarding our event policy is available here.


March 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
March 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm


Gateway Pets


Pet Resource Center
725 N 15th St
East St. Louis, IL 62205 United States
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