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The Best Friends Podcast Episode 126

Unicorn Foster Squad (rebroadcast)
September 1st, 2022

Today is September 1st, which means you can now submit your proposals for a Rachael Ray Save Them All grant. To mark the occasion, we are looking back at an episode that featured a program that received funding during a previous cycle.

Gateway Pet Guardians in East St. Louis developed the Unicorn Foster Squad program to address a common problem - a lack of foster homes for behaviorally challenging dogs.

This week, we hear from Brittany Fleming more about how this program came to be and how successful it has been in saving lives.

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Brittany Fleming - Gateway Pet Guardians

Brittany Fleming

adoption and foster manager, Gateway Pet Guardians

Brittany Fleming is the adoption and foster manager for Gateway Pet Guardians. She has been with the organization since 2015.

Animal rescue is her passion and behavior dogs are her specialty. Seeing dogs progress from shy, scared or aggressive to confident, happy and social means everything to her and it's why she loves to give every animal a chance, no matter how they act on intake. She also oversees the placement of animals in foster homes.