I’ve volunteered in dog rescue for the better part of a decade. My dog, Chili (listen to his full story on The Sibe Vibe podcast), was adopted from a rescue organization: Someone once rescued him, and I want to pay it forward!
Shelters can only do their valuable work if they have enough donations to fund it. I share my mission with every client, to open their hearts to rescue dogs.
I want to change lives, one dog at a time!
Chili's story: Chili was found as a stray dog by a Sheriff in Fontana, California. After looking for his owners for two weeks, no one came forward and Chili was surrendered to Husky Camp rescue. We had been looking for a husky for months and he didn't fit any of the requirements we had come up with for our future dog. He was huge and we lived in a small home!
Chili's heart was as large as he was. We soon started training to become a certified therapy dog team. Chili and I visited schools, libraries, universities and nursing homes as a part of the BARK Therapy dog team and he spread his love to so many people. He helped give children confidence while they read, patiently sitting by their side and willing them on with his calm demeanor. He made kids feel special to be chosen to work with him, we could see them hold their heads higher as they walked back to class. We taught children about being a responsible pet parent, about spay/neuter and we also showed them a life outside their own. I worked in the tech world at the time, and it was the first time many of the kids had met someone with a tech career, much less a woman! We showed them the possibilities they could achieve by working hard in school. If you can see it, you can be it! Chili's work still echoes years after, with many of the kids still achieving great things in school.
Listen to Chili and I explain our work on a podcast by The Sibe Vibe.
While Chili passed away in October 2016, his legacy lives on in all of the dogs that I am able to save through my volunteer work, fostering dogs, my outreach with the public about rescue dogs and my donations that keep rescues being able to do their valuable work. Our dog Frosti had severe separation anxiety, and the techniques and experience I gained helps me advise my fellow community members how to keep their dogs and manage the situation. Each of these dogs will change someone's life for the better, just like Chili did.
This work is so gratifying and I am so happy that my passion for real estate helps fuel my charity work and helps make my community a better place to live.
I would love to work with you. Learn more about what it's like to work with me from my clients!