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Three-Three-Three

Three-Three-Three

From the desk of the Executive Director, Emily Stuart There is a rule in animal welfare that describes the length of time it takes a pet to adjust to a new environment: three days to decompress, three weeks to learn a new routine, three months to feel at home. On...
The Dog-Whistle of Breed Discrimination

The Dog-Whistle of Breed Discrimination

From the desk of the Executive Director, Emily Stuart This week, Senate Bill 1672 was introduced in the Illinois legislature, aimed at stopping insurance companies from using a dog’s breed or appearance to deny, refuse to renew, or charge higher premiums for...
Every Building Tells a Story

Every Building Tells a Story

From the desk of the Executive Director, Emily Stuart Last weekend, I walked the halls of Gateway Pet Guardians with our contractor. We brainstormed locations for an expanded laundry room, weighed the costs of redirected heating and plumbing and envisioned additional...