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Raphael Guerin, a Member of The Pet Realty Network, is the North East Los Angeles Specialist at the Los Feliz Branch of Keller Williams. Pets are a very important part of Raphael’s life – just ask him about his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

He is a sponsor of Yappy Hour events at Hermon Dog Park every month. Not only does Raphael support Yappy Hours but to all dog lovers at Hermon Dog Park he offers $1,000 towards closing fees on any real estate transaction that he handles for them. He would love to talk to you about Yappy Hours so just telephone him or send him an E-mail and, of course, he can give you all the latest information about the Los Angeles real estate market.

The event is the Dog Days Of Summer. It is one of the major pet events in North East Los Angeles at the Hermon Dog Park (www.hermondogpark.com). There are pet adoptions, raffles, veterinary clinic, grooming services, agility demonstrations and more. A total fun filled afternoon from 4 to 7pm. The park also has monthly ‘Yappy Hours’ that are fun filled with various events.

Visit the website for more details or please contact Raphael Guerin the local Realtor and a sponsor of the events at raphael@kw.com  & visit www.discovernelahomes.com  

Now that is something to bark about at Hermon Dog Park!

We always receive very touching emails from our members. This one, from Pet Realty Network Member Tina Giufre, was especially heartwarming, and thought we should share it with you.

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Hi, Rhona,
You probably know the story of the dog, Yuggi. It turns out my best friend’s mom is Yuggi’s new mom. He couldn’t have found a better home! She treats her pets like she treats her children, as it should be! Below is an email I sent to my friends and family that I thought you’d like to read.
Tina

Tina Guifre

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My friend Thrin’s mother, Lois, had a Weimaraner, Baroness, who died last fall. Baroness had been abused and had a problem with aggression but Lois took her in and rehabilitated her. She turned out to be a nice dog. Obviously, Lois is a big animal lover and has always been a dog person. After her sister, Aunt Retha, died, Lois became a cat person, adopting her sister’s two cats, Snow and Joe. I think Snow’s name is Snowball. She’s beautiful and white. Joe’s a shy, scrappy-looking guy, all black with only three legs – something about an encounter with either a car or a train, I can’t remember. Lois has since taken in a third cat but I can’t remember that story.

Lois spends winters at her house in Naples and summers in Cincinnati, bringing her pets wherever she goes. But in January, she was missing Baroness, so she decided to go to the Naples Humane Society and adopt a dog. She and Thrin walked in and looked at all the poor pups in their cages. Lois paused, looking at a black lab who looked so sad. She said their eyes locked. She just had to have him. After filling out all the forms, she was allowed to take him home.

Then she found out that he was something of a celebrity. The Humane Society people didn’t want her to be swayed by his story, so they didn’t tell her anything about his past until after she adopted him. Read this story: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2007/Nov/24/abandoned_broken_and_against_odds/

I haven’t met Kodi yet – she changed his name from Yuggi – but I’ve heard he’s a sweetie! I’ll probably meet him this weekend before Lois heads back up to Ohio for the summer. I’m so glad he ended up with her. He will be riding to and from Ohio in a Rolls Royce and will have steak and Frosty Paws treats at his own birthday party each year.

He’s a lucky dog!

If you are looking for anything pet friendly in Florida, look no further than Orlando where you will find some of the best dog parks and pet friendly real estate agents around.

The Orlando Sentinel agrees. Their recent story, Home is where the Bark is talks about pet friendly real estate options in the Orlando area, and why “pet friendly” is so important to homeowners.

For example, Sherice Ward recently purchased a home in Avalon Park, in very close proximity to Paw Park where she can walk to with Lacy her 3 year old Chocolate Labrador mix.   Ward said she would have never purchased a home in that area, unless it was pet friendly. Dogs are also welcome at outside restaurant tables and town events such as the wine and food festival.  

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Naples, Florida – In conjunction with THE LUCKY DAY Campaign, The Pet Realty Network®, a Naples Florida based company, offering the single most informative online source of Pet Friendly Resources, is pleased to announce the recent partnership with the Humane Society of Catawba County

THE LUCKY DAY Campaign is The Pet Realty Network’s online campaign to help Humane Societies make it a LUCKY DAY for one of the millions of pets in shelters across the country waiting for a loving home.  To celebrate this exciting partnership, The Pet Realty Network® will donate $5.00 to the Humane Society of Catawba County for each Pet Realty Network® Real Estate Agent registration or Pet Resource Directory membership in Catawba and surrounding Alexander, Iredell, Lincoln, Cleveland, Burke, Caldwell, Buncombe and Mecklenburg counties, North Carolina. 

Read the full Press Release here.

Today’s Ft Myers News-Press confirms that pet friendly areas are important elements when it comes to pet owners looking for homes in Southwest Florida.  Dog Parks are being built right into the design of many Southwest Florida Communities. 

“One of the things we found, in doing research for the Bonita Bay Group, is that pets are an integral part of people’s lives, and we always had plans for a dog park,” says Debbie Holm-Sheeley, general manager at Bonita Bay’s Sandoval in Cape Coral, which opened Barkley Park about a year and a half ago in the 3-year-old development. “When we talk to people about purchasing at Sandoval, we find they love the idea of the dog park, so it’s been a good component for us. We also have sidewalks, so people can walk their dogs.”

 Read the full story, and see photos here!

As Realtors out and about in neighborhoods, in and out of houses we have an ethical duty to report abuse of any kind. Here is a story that supports that belief.

Meet Hogan. He’s a gorgeous purebred German Shepherd Dog. We named him after “Hogan” of “Hogan’s Heroes” because we were trying for “something German” and we thought “Klink” just didn’t fit. Hogan needs a home! This is his story thus far:

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Meet Lana, a Pet Realty Network Member in Rhode Island. 

Now meet Lana’s two pugs – Olivia 3 yrs old, very serious and independent, and Kellee, 20 months, (loves her mom), a little clown, smiles, laughs, plays, and teases Olivia daily.

 

Both dogs love long walks at the park and socializing with their dog park friends. They are very intelligent, and Lana has been following Ceasar the guru of dog training, who teaches discipline, exercise, and affection.  Lana is “over the moon about my pugs!”  and also very passionate about her clients and their needs.  

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An added feature with a big impact, The Pet Realty Network’s new interactive mapping feature plots the Pet Resource partners on a virtual map and is one more feature that makes The Pet Realty Network the one-stop-shop when it comes to moving with your pet, making some home improvements, or just shopping for something extra special. 

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Many thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for this article. 


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/15/07

When Georgia Tech chemistry professor Steven Giradot decided to find a new home closer to his job, he had to account for something besides his own preferences in choosing the next place to live.

He had to think about Junior and Sidney. Especially Sidney, who is an energetic Jack Russell terrier. 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

Photo courtesy of Pet Realty Network Member, The Gebhardt Group, Atlanta GA.

For the past two years, Maura Gebhardt has hosted a summertime barbeque in the summer for friends, family and past clients called Hot Dogs for Homeless Dogs (and Cats!) to support the Atlanta Humane Society, a participating shelter of The Pet Realty Network’s LUCKY DAY Campaign to help reduce the number of pets surrendered to shelters due to residential pet restrictions or when moving.  

Guests bring donations for the animals and enjoy a fun summer afternoon cookout.    Maura is busy planning this year’s cookout, that is sure to be a great success. 

It’s creative marketing at it’s finest – and all for a very good cause! 

Many thanks to Maura and the Pet Friendly Real Estate Gebhardt Group! 

Photo courtesy of Marvin Groberman, Pet Realty Network Member from Rancho Mirage, CA

Marvin has 3 wonderful pets, one dog and 2 cats whose names are Tai Chi, Lenny and Pumpkin.

Do you think they like each other? 

 

 

The Pet Realty Network is proud to support The Humane Society of Central Illinois, located 423 Kays Drive in Normal.  

As part of the LUCKY DAY campaign, the Pet Realty Network will donate $5.00 to the Humane Society of Central Illinois for each Pet Realty Network Real Estate Registration in McLean county as well as surrounding Livingston, Ford, Champaign, Piatt, DeWitt, Logan, Tazewell and Woodford counties.   

You can join Laurie Heggie and others in supporting The Humane Society of Central Illinois and The LUCKY DAY Campaign and help  make it a LUCKY DAY for a homeless pet waiting for a new home. 

Please visit the Humane Society of Central Illinois for more information. 

 

Photo courtesy of Linda Lamb, Pet Realty Network Member of Chicago, IL.

It’s just one more reason pets love Chicago!  

This Sunday’s Chicago Tribune ran a great article about The Pet Realty Network and Pet Friendly Agents in Chicago.  

What’s the draw to Pet Friendly niche marketing for Real Estate Agents? 

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The Pet Realty Network™ welcomes its newest Georgia Pet Friendly Professional,  Wilma Hine to the growing list of Pet Friendly Real Estate Agents ready to help Pet Friendly people looking for Pet Friendly Real Estate.  

And in conjunction with The Pet Realty Network’s Lucky Day Campaign, Wilma’s registration generated a donation to the Atlanta Humane Society.

“Paws Up” to you, Wilma!  And welcome to the Network. 

To see all of The Pet Realty Network’s Pet Friendly  Agents in Georgia, please visit www.PetRealtyNetwork.com

The Pet Realty Network™ proudly welcomes 2 new North Carolina Agents, Maria Wright (pictured here) of Norlina and Suzanne Scholten of Hatteras. 

Maria is a licensed Real Estate Broker since 2001, specializing in new constructions, resales, vacant land and property management.  Maria has two pets, a miniature Dachshund named Tobbey who is 7 years old and a turtle named Fred.

Suzanne understands the difficulty of owning and caring for creatures while living at the beach.  Her pets include: 2 dogs Tucker-Parson Russell Terrier Squirt-Jack Russell Terrier (rescue) 3 horses- Shadow-perch/hackney cross Willem-perch/arabian cross Gus-Norwegian Fjord Horse One parakeet Two finches Various fish and hermit crabs.

For more information about how Maria and Suzanne can help you with your Pet Friendly Real Estate needs in North Carolina, please visit www.PetRealtyNetwork.com 

Photo courtesy of Lindsey Marcus and “Lucky”, a Pet Realty Network™ Member in Chicago, Illinois.   

Chicago one of the most Pet Friendly cities in the country.  The city is filled with wonderful pet friendly places go with you and your best friends. 

Here are a few of our favorites!

Visit SIT!  Pet Boutique an All-Breed Grooming Salon, and Specialty Pet Boutique located just across from the Western Brown Line EL Stop in Downtown Chicago and pick up some great products for your cat or dog or get them fancied up for a night on the town…or on the couch.  Read the rest of this entry »

Lets all put our paws together and welcome Maureen Hickey of Harmony Homes Realty, Inc. to The Pet Realty Network™.  

Maureen is our newest Pet Friendly Real Estate agent who can help you with all of your Pet Friendly Real Estate needs in Kentwood Michigan. 

Maureen and her pets are camera shy, but as soon as she sends us her pet’s photos we will be sure to share them with you.