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Every day The Pet Realty Network receives requests for housing information for displaced pets due to the Short Sale/Foreclosure crisis, publicity for a particular Shelter, real estate information for buying and selling properties, and the list goes on. However, yesterday I received a press release from a PR and Advertising graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago working with the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR) (http://www.ebullymatch.com/) to implement various media plans in order to spread the message of pet adoption, particularly English Bulldogs.

The Press Release was about Cranberry and I had to share part of it – not just because living in England I grew up watching a particular English Bulldog called Henry play with my dog in Hyde Park but because it shows how a group of people can come together to help a dog.

On Dec. 5, 2010, a 15-week-old bully pup now known as Cranberry embarked on a journey most dogs will never experience. Cranberry suffered from a congenital defect, which has caused severe deformity to her front legs, requiring special orthopedic care. As a result, over the past few months, many have banded together—pilots, surgeons, specialists and other volunteers—to ensure that this puppy with special needs receives the surgery and aftercare she requires.

Cranberry’s zest for life in her pint-sized body has spurred thousands of people to support her on Facebook and has mobilized not only The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue’s network, but volunteers from other organizations that want to see her live a fun life. She truly has a cult-like fan following. 

Currently, Cranberry is getting therapy five days a week. She receives four sessions a day at home, which includes electro-stimulation therapy that requires her to be hooked up to electrodes that send a healing current through the damaged parts of her body. She then gets range of motion and stretching therapy.

Cranberry after her surgery

English Bulldogs are known for their loyalty and it is so good to see the people in Cranberry’s life are loyal in return.

Judy Ballantine, one of our most Pet Friendly members, lives in Dover, Massachusetts with a very large family of donkeys, cats, rabbits, cockatiel, parakeet, Scottish Terrier, horses (as well as a husband and daughter who are, of course, very Pet Friendly) but finds the time to volunteer as a Board Member for the Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue and work as an Agent for Coldwell Banker.  With this large animal family Judy can certainly help you with all your Pet Friendly Real Estate needs in Boston and the surrounding areas and she would be pleased to give you information about the Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.

Moving Westward to Englewood, Colorado Kodi, Kirby and Keagan run the Harken household.  All adopted by Kati Harken , an Agent with Keller Williams,you just have to look at their adorable faces to see why they joined Kati’s family. Kodi (in the rear) was adopted from the Denver Dumb Friends League and now Kati is helping with their annual donation drive.  Founded in 1910 the Dumb Friends League is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain area and most importantly turns no animal away. 

Kati would be very pleased to show you why Denver is one of the most pet friendly cities in the United States.

Just two great people that are giving back to the animals that make our lives so much better.

For me, “good enough” is simply not onpreeves my agenda  – the words of Peggy-Lynn Reeves, not of Kelly, her Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.  Kelly is the star of Peggy-Lynn’s Pet Friendly Real Estate brochure.  Of course, there is plenty of valuable information inside the brochure about People, Pets and Properties – something which Peggy-Lynn knows so much about as a full time professional Real Estate Agent with First Weber but one look at Kelly’s face on the front of Peggy-Lynn’s very well designed brochure makes you want to call Peggy-Lynn immediately to help you sell or purchase your Pet Friendly property – and we are certain Kelly will accompany Peggy-Lynn on any of her showings if requested.

If you are thinking about Wisconsin Real Estate just contact Kelly and, of course, Peggy-Lynn, particularly for all your Pet Friendly needs.

Linda Lamb’s philosophy is “client first” and now her Lakefront   Blog gives the latest news and views about Chicago living and real estate to her clients and friends.  But today we would like to celebrate the life of her best friend, Esau, the Great Dane, who recently died from liver disease.  Not only was he a gentle giant but he shot to fame when the Chicago Tribune wrote about The Pet Realty Network and interviewed Esau and, of course, Linda for the story.  He then became a nationwide star when the story was syndicated across the United States.