Who We Are

Guardians of the Green Mile, Inc. is a group of individuals that have come together to save the lives of animals dumped or found as strays from area shelters. We still genuinely believe that it takes a village to save a life.

Our Mission

To help animals that would otherwise be euthanized due to breed, space restrictions, or medical needs.

What We Do

Through donations, adoption fees, and fundraisers, we pay for all vetting for the pet through Coyne Animal Hospital in Crown Point Indiana and Hero Pet in Westville.

“Full vetting” includes all vaccines, heartworm test (and treatment if needed), a fecal (and treatment if needed), spay or neuter, microchip, veterinarian examination, dental (if needed), and any other medical/grooming care the animal might need.

Once the dog (or cat, etc.) is completely vetted, we will place them into an approved foster home to get them healed and ready to be adopted.


I Don’t Want To Foster, I Want To Adopt. Can I Adopt the Dog Directly Through the Guardians?

YES! Please fill out and submit your application.

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If you are interested in fostering or adopting a Guardian pet, below are the requirements:

  • Reference checks
  • Vet checks
  • All animals must be spayed and neutered
  • Employment Checks
  • Home Checks
  • Renters will have to provide a copy of their lease
  • Applicants must be 21 or older to apply

Together, We Can Make a Difference!

Support our work by making a donation.

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Board Members

Sherri Christopher

Founder / Executive Director
Since 2013

Jessica Holubiak


Dawn Tall Brown

Since 2018

Elizabeth Smejkal

Board Member
Since 2019

Beth Kowalski

Board Member

Sara Burrell

Founding Member
Since 2013

Stephanie Marcus

Board Member

Our History

Where We Began & Where We Are Heading

Our Beginning

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In May of 2014 we started doing our own adoptions.


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In May of 2014 we started doing our own adoptions.