Nothing turns a house into a home quite like man’s best friend greeting you at the front door or catching a frisbee in the yard! This Fall, we wanted to broaden the impact of our annual Homes for Dogs Project by donating Adoption Starter Kits to FOUR local shelters, promoting their adoptable pets and having a volunteer day at the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA!
What is the Homes for Dogs Project?
Coldwell Banker’s been helping people find homes for over 100 years–now they’re extending their mission to man’s best friend with the “Homes for Dogs” Project! Coldwell Banker’s partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website to find more than 20,000 dogs their forever homes. Coldwell Banker offices across the country are hosting adoption events, promoting shelters and doing their part to help dogs find their new homes!
Our 2018 Project
We partnered with four local animal shelters: Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, Orange County Animal Shelter, Prince William SPCA and Stafford SPCA to promote pet adoption on National Pet Adoption Weekend (Oct 13 & 14) on social media and by donating 100 free “Adoption Starter Kits,” gift bags for new pet parents complete with toys, treats, a slip leash and other goodies! We had a wonderful time visiting with the animals at each shelter and learning their stories! On Saturday morning, 17 of our agents volunteered at the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA: cleaning kennels, scooping cat litter, washing food bowls and doing laundry!
How’d We Do?
In total, nineteen dogs were able to find their forever families last weekend! We are so excited for these new pet parents and our local canines that have a new home! We want to give a massive thank you to all of our shelter partners: Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, Orange County Animal Shelter, Prince William SPCA and Stafford SPCA! These organizations work tirelessly all year to take care of our local pets in need! We also want to thank all of our wonderful agents who volunteered or helped spread the word about the event, we are so lucky to work with such generous and compassionate people who love giving back to the community.
For more information about the Homes for Dogs Project nationally, click here!