Pet Owner Resources

Rehome Your Pet

Life Happens. We Get It.

Relinquishing your pet can be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll make. To help make the process easier, we have provided the resources below. 

Rehome Your Pet On Your Own

Experts at Adopt-a-Pet.com, the largest non-profit pet adoption website, with support from The Petco Foundation, have created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another. To use Adopt-a-Pet’s Rehome feature, visit Rehome. This application will help you create a profile, process applications, meet adopters and finalize adoptions. The site is trusted, safe and secure. By utilizing the Rehome site directly, you have control over where your pet ends up!

If you live within zip codes 62201, 62203, 62204, 62205, 62206, and 62207, Gateway Pet Guardians can help you take photos and fill out the application. For help, call (618) 687-8007 ext. 6.

Rehome Your Pet Through Gateway Pet Guardians

To have your pet considered for the Gateway Pet Guardians adoption program, please complete the form below.

Please note that we currently only intake dogs/puppies/cats/kittens from the East Side Pet District which includes the following Illinois cities: East Saint Louis, Cahokia, Centreville, Washington Park, Alorton, and Fairmont City (unless the animal was adopted from us previously).

Once submitted, we will contact you about next steps, which will include a meeting with our Intake team and your pet, looking at medical records and evaluating behavior. 

Please allow 48 – 72 hours for our team to review and respond to your application while we continue our day-to-day lifesaving efforts. Depending on inquiry volume, there may be some delay in our response. Each day we receive numerous inquiries for pets that need to be rehomed. Some email-filters send our responses to SPAM folders, so please check your inbox carefully.

If you would like to speak with a Pet Support Specialist about resources available to keep your pet, call (618) 687-8007 ext. 6.

Rehome Your Pet Through Another Organization

If you are not in the East Side Pet District service area, here is a list of other local animal rescue organizations in the St. Louis Metro area. We cannot guarantee these organizations will intake an animal, but we recommend calling.

  • Belleville Area Humane Society located in Belleville, Illinois: 618-235-3712
  • Partners for Pets located in Troy, Illinois: 618-540-7387
  • APA of Missouri located in St. Louis, Missouri: 314-645-4610
  • Metro East Humane Society located in Edwardsville, Illinois: 618-656-4405
  • Needy Paws Rescue located in St. Louis, Missouri: 314-452-8307
  • Stray Rescue located in St. Louis, Missouri: 314-771-6121

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