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Gateway Pet Guardians: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This money will be used to eliminate the adoption fees for nine adoptable animals who have been with Gateway Pet Guardians for an extended amount of time.

Unfortunately, none of our featured dogs have found their own couch yet! We plan to use some of our advertising budget to purchase social media ads supporting these nine pets. We will also utilize an existing spot in a local newspaper, which a donor funds, to increase the visibility of these sweet dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

At this time, these dogs are still with Gateway Pet Guardians. We are currently increasing efforts to find them their people and get them home. Their adoption fees will forever be funded by the generous Petfinder Foundation grant. One of the sponsored dogs is Baby Bella (first photo). From her Petfinder profile: “Baby Bella is GPG’s certified DIVA! Bella doesn’t let her small stature (only 25 lbs.) stop her from demanding the very best in life! A huge fan of the Real Housewives series, Bella knows the importance of keeping in shape and looking great! She enjoys walks and hikes to keep her girlish figure and requires daily massages/petting to keep feeling like a star.

“Like most famous divas, Bella surrounds herself with a small entourage of friends whom she showers with love and affection. Worried you aren’t cool enough to roll with Bella’s posse? Don’t be! A little bit of patience and a whole lot of corn dogs are the key to this lady’s heart. And other dogs? Bella graces our shelter’s doggie playgroup on occasion, so we think she could live with a dog willing to let her shine. Big personality, impeccable style, and slobbery kisses … that is what you get with Baby Bella!” Meet Baby Bella here.

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