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Slumber Pawty Program
How to Help

Slumber Pawty Program

The Gateway Pet Guardians Slumber Pawty Program is one of the most fun and lifesaving programs at GPG!  The concept is simple:  take a shelter dog home for a night or two (or more!) which provides the dogs with a much needed break from the stress of the shelter environment.

Slumber PawtyIn the shelter environment, dogs are at risk of declining, no matter how much walking and enrichment they experience. Slumber Pawties act much like weekends to our human workweek. They don’t make all our stress go away, but allow us to rest and recharge, before facing the next week. And, well, the people get to enjoy the companionship of a dog without the full commitment! The information we learn about the dog’s personality in a home environment is helpful in finding pets their perfect forever home. It is truly a win-win!Our Slumber Pawty program is a year-round program, so you can take a shelter dog on a Slumber Pawty any day of the year. We also try to focus our efforts to “clear the shelter” around holidays and other times of the year. We have dogs to fit everyone’s needs, but we very rarely have small breed dogs or puppies available for Slumber Pawties. Dogs that benefit most from this program are our adults. We are also always in desperate need of homes that do not have other pets to host dogs who just don’t want to share their space with other animals.

Because of COVID-19, we have not had animals in the shelter. As a result, our Slumber Pawty Program is temporarily on hold.

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