Gateway Pet Guardians is comprised of several programs that contribute towards our mission. Each program is sustained by our incredible volunteers.



Gateway Pet Guardians relies heavily on our volunteer base–we know we cannot do this lifesaving work without you! From walking dogs at the shelter, to transporting animals, to assisting with fundraising efforts; our volunteers are the lifeblood of Gateway Pet Guardians. Learn more about our Volunteer Program and join the Gateway Pet Guardians Volunteer Team today!


Fosters provide a temporary home for adoptable pets while they are awaiting their forever home. They allow us to expand beyond our brick and mortar shelter and save even more lives, get to know pets to ensure a great fit with their adopted families, and assist with medical and training needs in the home setting. Learn more and join our team–help us save the lives of homeless pets in our community!


Gateway Pet Guardians rescues and rehabilitates homeless animals from the East Side Pet District. Animals wait in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. Our Adoption Program is designed to support our adopters–from finding and meeting their new pet, to acclimating to their new pet to their home environment, we are here to support the transition from “homeless” pets to pets in their forever homes!


Our community Program is designed to assist pet owners within the East Side Pet District. Programming includes our pet food pantry, spay/neuter and trap-neuter-return services, emergency veterinary care assistance, and individual pet support. Check out our Community Program and learn more about our efforts to keep pets and people together.

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