Gateway Golden Retriever Rescue


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Our Mission

Providing for the welfare of unwanted Goldens, with lifelong loving homes and public education, always striving for a betterment of the breed with our efforts.

About Us

We are a not for profit 501(c) (3) oganization dedicated to finding unwanted Goldens a life-long loving home. We are based in St. Louis, Missouri, and operate in St. Louis city, county, and the surrounding areas. We work tirelessly to give these Golden Retrievers a "second chance at life". We strive to educate the public about Golden Retrievers, their lifespan, personality, activity level, and overall responsible dog ownership.

We are recognized by the Golden Retriever Club of America as a reputable Rescue organization.

We our an all volunteer organization which was started by two caring people in 1984. In 1999 we adopted the name Gateway Golden Retriever Rescue. Everyone is invited to attend our meetings and learn more about what we do.

Adopting a friend

The proceedure to adopt a Golden from Gateway Golden Retriever Rescue may be longer than some but our goal is to place our dogs in their forever homes. We do our best to match up the dogs we have with what the public is looking for in a Golden. This process usually does not happen quickly, and depending on many factures, can take several weeks to complete. We are always looking for ways to improve the process but we will strive to remain true to what we believe to be the best way to place our dogs in there forever homes.

The folowing is a brief synopsis of how we adopt our Goldens

  • We recieve a phone call from our adoption line, or a web application.
  • A phone interview is done and a non- refundal application fee of $25.00 is sent.
  • Once the fee is recieved a home visit is assigned.
  • When the home visit is done the application goes to the adoption coodinator to see if a match can be found.
  • If a match is found you are notified and arrangemnets are made for you to see the dog and possibly adopt if you wish. A adoption agreement is signed, and a check for $250.00 wil be collected when you recieve a dog.

Please remember that we spay or neuter our dogs, update, or give all their shots if need, check them for heartworms, and start the on heart worm preventative before you recieve your dog. The fee we collect goes to covering these and other expense associated with the care of the dogs we place.

There are more details involved in the process than what is listed here. You will receive more info when you call the adoption line. We would also like to invite you to learn more about the adoption process on our website

We meet every secound Thurday of the month at the Museum of the Dog 1721 Mason Road in Queeny Park.

Since we are a volunteer organiztion we have no physical shelter. All our dogs our kept in our members homes until we can place them. This provides you with a resource for finding out what each dog is like in a home before you choose to adopt it. If you would like to donate the use of your facility for our work please contact us through the website.

Gateway Golden Retriever Rescue

Adoption and Surrender Line (314) 995-5477

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