Gunners Run Rescue

Gunners Run Rescue

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Who We Are

Gunners Run Rescue is a 501c3 (non profit) Illinois State licensed organization. We are a small group of individuals dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for dogs in need. We provide them with full veterinary care, basic obedience training, a nutritious diet, a warm, dry, clean place to lay their head, and most importantly all the love and one on one attention they deserve. Our ultimate goal is to match them with the best possible adoptive family dependent upon each individual dogs needs and personality to better assure placement into their forever home. We do not have a shelter. All of our dogs are kept in our homes, providing them the family atmosphere many of them have never experienced. We are an all breed rescue, focusing our attention on dogs that are in immediate need of placement due to the possibility of euthanasia.

"We must be the change we want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi

Gunner's Run Rescue was established in honor of a very special dog that passed away. All dogs rescued and helped are done for you, Gunner. You will never be forgotten. I love you Lu (Gram), you have inspired me to try to make a difference in this world- even if it is a small one.

Adopting a friend

For more info on a dog and adoption specifics, send us an email asking for an application. Be sure to include the name of the dog you are interested in. Send email to

All our dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, fully vetted and are kept on heartworm/flea and tick preventative. Before being considered as an adopter, an application must be submitted. Home visits are required regaurdless of State. Adoption fees vary per dog.

We are in need of foster homes, and all expenses are paid for any dog that is being fostered. If you live in the metro-east IL/Mo area and would like to volunteer or foster please email

Come Visit Us!

We do not have a shelter for dog visitation. All dogs are in foster homes. Click here for a list of pets at this shelter Arrangements can be made for meeting your new friend in person. We are located approx. 45 miles south of St. Louis Missouri on the Illinois side of the river and are approx. 30 miles south of Belleville Illinois. Out of state adoptions will be responsible for arranging cost of transport. Transport providers must be pre-approved by rescue to insure safety of dogs during transit.

Gunners Run Rescue

Ruma, IL 62278
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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