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Helping Clients Re-Home Pets

This is interesting to learn about Foreclosure Pets in the article below. I also like the suggestion of breed specific animal rescue organizations . I think the pet's vet may be an idea also. Or places that house pets while Owners are on Vacation may be an information resource.

Over the last week, on my intraweb email, there have been quite a few realtors looking to help their clients rehome pets.  I can't imagine having to do that.  My girl, Belle, is everything to me.  Personally, I'd live in my car before giving her up.

That's my girl!

 

However, I've seen heart-breaking stories on why people have to give up their furry friends.  Home foreclosed on, new rental place won't allow pets and no one in their circle can adopt or foster.  What can you do to help out without having to utter those words:  "I guess you'll have to take them to the shelter."

These days there are a ton of options and, thanks to the net, all it takes is a quick Google search to find help.  Local animal lovers normally have a network set up for helping rehome animals either locally or attaching the animal to a transport to another town.  There are also breed specific rescues that can help point you in the right direction if they can't take the pet themselves.  Some rescuers will take on the role of a foster for a while until a person is set up in a place and are able to take the pet back.  There is an organization called "Foreclosure Pets" that was created to help.

Take a moment, do a google search in your local area and create a reference list that you can keep handy in case you happen to run across this situation.  It won't take that long to do and, in the end, you're helping someone deal with a very emotional and trying time.

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsCheryl Ritchie • August 30 2010 06:18PM

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Cheryl, as sad as it is to be an issue, it is great that you reblogged this important message re helping out the pets.

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) about 9 years ago

What an incredible need that re-homing pets is filling.  These poor, incredibly-faithful doggies and kitties have been with us, or their "owners" for sometimes years and years, and it can be such a heart-breaking thing to have to do... to not be able to care for your "babies" any longer.  What a great thing to be doing.  Bless your heart !

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) about 9 years ago

Cheryl - thank you so much for re-blogging this!  I do appreciate it!!

Posted by Emmary Simpson, Serving Las Cruces, NM (Las Cruces Homes and Land) about 9 years ago

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