PO Box 4533
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

People that say "money can't buy happiness" have never paid an adoption fee

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Gateway 4 Paws

A 501c3 rescue dedicated to rescuing dogs from high kill facilities locally and nationwide, through an all volunteer staff, and placing them in forever homes after a comprehensive adoption evaluation.

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." (Immananuel Kant)

A Non-Profit Dog Rescue

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We are a Non Profit registered 501(c)3 no kill small breed dog rescue group located in St. Louis, MO and the Metro East.

We are an all volunteer, foster based organization with all proceeds going directly to the care of the animals. Our mission is to rescue highly adoptable small breed dogs from high kill shelters, both locally and nationwide.

Many very adoptable small breed dogs are available in California, Miami, and Manhattan, and are euthanized due to overpopulation in those areas. The second most common breed to be euthanized in the state of California is the Chihuahua. We hope to make some impact, even if small, on the extreme number of animals euthanized daily.

All dogs deserve a chance to live, and have a life filled with love. Please visit our adoption page to see if there is a dog that you would like to meet.  


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Buy items at our Gateway 4 Paws Store. Check out our store for Doggie Treat Cookbooks and Gateway 4 Paws Tee Shirts.

If there is anything that you think we should add to our store, please use our Contact Us form to request the item and we will see what we can do to add that item.

All money that you spend on the items go directly to saving dogs from high kill shelters.

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Shop at Amazon using the Amazon Smile Link below and Amazon Donates a Percentage of your Purchase to our Rescue Gateway 4 Paws Amazon Smile

Thanks to each and every one of you for helping support our efforts to Rescue Dogs and for adopting them into your loving homes


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Please help us make a dog’s dream come true!

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All donations go directly to rescue dogs from high kill shelters. This includes transportation, vet fees, food, vaccinations, spay/neuter, heartworm and flea prevention and any thing else the dog needs while in our care. Please click on the donate button, it'll take you directly to our PayPal service.