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Helping Dogs Find Homes!

Helping Dogs + People Find Homes!

We love dogs…their unconditional love, sweet and cute faces and personalities and happy demeanors are so special…not to mention, they are so caring and such a joy to be around. My dog is family. They are so precious and each dog and pet deserves a warm, loving home. We support local and national animal-related causes, including donating items and money to shelters, organizations and pets in need, and also volunteering and spending time with dogs in shelters.

Coldwell Banker adopt a pet

Please, please adopt a pet…don’t shop. There are so many great dogs of all breeds in need of loving permanent homes. Dogs from pet stores are puppy mill dogs, whose mother and father are kept in awful, cruel conditions. You can learn more by visiting The Puppy Mill Project.

We were elated when Coldwell Banker partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com on a great cause. Please read the post below from Coldwell Banker…

A Commitment to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs this year.

Nothing compares to the warmth and comfort of being at home. But for many dogs across America, this feeling is foreign…and that is really sad.

According to The Humane Society, between six and eight million dogs and cats enter shelters each year. Plus, almost three million healthy shelter pets are not adopted annually, and only about 30 percent of pets in homes come from shelters or rescues.

These sobering facts are what served as the inspiration for the newest project from Coldwell Banker Real Estate. After more than 100 years of helping people find homes, the real estate company has extended its mission to man’s best friend with its “Homes for Dogs Project.” By partnering with Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, Coldwell Banker will help 20,000 adoptable dogs find loving homes this year.

Coldwell Banker adopt a pet homes for dogs

To increase awareness of the effort, Coldwell Banker has focused its latest advertising campaign, which will make its television debut during The Academy Awards on February 22nd, on the feeling of arriving home and being greeted by your dog. The commercial is called “Home’s Best Friend” and it features real rescue dogs, such as Max, who was adopted in 2014 after being spotted on Adopt-a-Pet.com.

Before he was put up for adoption, Max was picked up as a stray and delivered to a “high kill” shelter in San Bernadino, CA. The shelter only keeps dogs for five days before it puts them down, and after Max had been at the shelter for four days, a worker reached out to The Dexter Foundation, a local non-profit dog rescue and adoption agency, which quickly rescued Max and found temporary foster care for him.

“I found him on Adopt-a-Pet.com as I was looking for a dog to rescue of that sort of breed and age,” said Kelly Saffrey, Max’s current parent. “As soon as I saw his picture, I just knew he was the pet for me.”

Adopt-a-Pet.com currently has more than 15,000 shelters and rescues in its network, and it is thrilled to be partnering with Coldwell Banker.

“We share Coldwell Banker’s view that nothing turns a house into a home more quickly than the addition of a loving pet,” said Abbie Moore, executive director of Adopt-a-Pet.com. “And we are so inspired by the desire of Coldwell Banker to launch this amazing program.”

For more information on the “Homes for Dogs Project,” head to coldwellbanker.com/dogs.

Cold Weather Tips for your Family and Home

It may be fall, but these cold days and freezing nights can be hard on your house and family. Below are some tips to keep you, your pet(s) and your house warm and safe now and throughout the winter season.

– Replace your furnace filters. Clean furnace filters will improve air flow and efficiency and lower your utility costs.

 Place a mat or rug and boot trays next to entries. This will help keep hardwood floors and carpets from becoming damaged from the winter snow, mud and salt.

Inspect your fireplace. Have the fireplace chimney and flue inspected each year by a professional and cleaned if needed.

Use pet friendly salt. Whether you have a pet or your neighbors do, pet safe ice melt is best to keep all safe (regular salt burns their paw pads).

Dog boots. Just as these cold temps are tough on us, they are tough on animals. When outside (briefly and quickly), your dog should be wearing boots to prevent frostbite. Pawz dog boots work great. 

Pets are to be safe and warm inside – and away from the garage. Avoid antifreeze poisoning. Antifreeze is a deadly poison. It has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach. Coolants and antifreeze made with propylene glycol are less toxic to pets, wildlife and people.

– Winterize. Make sure to winterize your home, if it will be vacant, to prevent damage.