What's the Word Wednesday? Pets

Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Preferred RS152252A

Pets.  Such a necessary part of life for many of us.  Anyone who really knows me... well anyone who knows me even a little, knows how much I love my pets.  


Top dog at my house, well, the only dog, is JJ.  Truly the love of my life.  You can read about how we came to adopt  JJ here.  He's the best present I ever gave myself, even though he was actually my son Max's 12th birthday gift.

We also have two beautiful tuxedo cats, Dani and Dusty that make our lives complete.

Having pets is a huge responsibility and not a suitable gift for the holidays WITHOUT first giving serious thought to longterm plans.  Pets are not disposable, they are a part of the family.  Each year, so many pets find themselves in shelters because a family did not think through the longterm plans of having a furry family member.  Cats and dogs find themselves confused and depressed in the loud and frightening surroundings at even the best no-kill shelters.

Look into my dog's face and tell me how he would feel if I dropped him off at a shelter.  He doesn't even like it when I leave him at home to go show houses!

If, after a lot of soul-searching, you realize you have the time and love to commit, (and it is huge commitment, to owning a pet)  there are 1000 plus animals available for adoption at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia and they are having a Mega Adoption Event on 12/16 and 12/17 with only $20 adoption fees.  Click here to find out more.

 For a short time, I volunteered at our local SPCA in the cat room.  Cats aren't as good at selling themselves as dogs are.  The volunteers pet the cats and love them up so that when potential adopters visit, they know to come up to the front of the cages and greet people.  Dogs are naturals at this and the dog section of the SPCA, while well-lit and the cages are roomy, is a heartbreaking place.  Dogs are wagging their tails and barking and begging "take me".   If you have a lot of love, and some spare time, volunteering at the SPCA is very rewarding. To find out more about volunteering at the Brandywine Valley SPCA, click here



 Giving equal time to our beloved cats, here are Dani and Dusty.






Pets truly, in my humble opinion, make a house a home.  If you've really thought it through, and have been wanting a pet, now might be the time.    

Posted by

Susan C. Mangigian

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Comments (14)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

What a great post...I too adore my furbabies and have a GIVE BAck Program to help out each closing too!

Dec 06, 2017 06:34 AM
Susan Mangigian

That's a wonderful idea of giving back!

Dec 06, 2017 06:57 AM
Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Hi Susan Mangigian 

Great information on pets.

Love my dog.

Happy Selling!


Dec 06, 2017 06:44 AM
Susan Mangigian

Gotta love a man who loves dogs!

Dec 06, 2017 06:57 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When our standard poodle was alive she loved romping in the snow and looked like a bucking brinco when she did it. Thanks for the memory.

Dec 06, 2017 08:19 AM
Susan Mangigian

Nothing quite as joyful as a dog.  Have a wonderful holiday.

Dec 06, 2017 09:57 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Susan. You are speaking to a kindred spririt in me. I have always adopted and rescued and these pets know they are special and show you every day.

Dec 06, 2017 08:23 AM
Susan Mangigian

Animals make life so much more complete.

Dec 06, 2017 09:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Susan Mangigian  i could never volunteer at an SPCA I would want to take  all the dogs and cats home with me - Living in a condo  that has signs No Dogs allowed it would be impossible  --  I have my Cleo the Cat --  My hats off to those who do work at shelter

Happy Wednesday   

Why aren't you down Atlantic City

Dec 06, 2017 09:07 AM
Susan Mangigian

My childhood cat's name was Cleo!  This year, I just have a lot of stuff going on and I decided to skip Triple play.    Have a great holiday season!

Dec 06, 2017 09:58 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I liked Susan your use of the word 'commitment' with responsible pet ownership. People have to look out into the future and know what they are getting into when buying and keeping a pet. JJ has brought such joy to you, and I am happy you have him.

Dec 08, 2017 06:41 AM
Susan Mangigian

He's my sweetheart.  Many thanks, Gary.  I hope you are well and wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Dec 11, 2017 10:21 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

My Son has been buttering me up for a dog for sometime now. I guess he is getting tire of the fact that he can't pet his fish.

Dec 12, 2017 04:11 PM
Susan Mangigian
JL, I am so happy to see you here. If you decide to get a dog for your son, it'll be the best decision you ever made. They are a lot of work but they are so worth it. Merry Christmas,old friend. Xo
Dec 12, 2017 04:19 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

I am currently petless :)  It is a rare time in my life when I have no pets but I am traveling too much these days, so it is definitely a different chapter in my life time.  Love your fur babies!

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