Feeling Lonely? Foster a Dog.........

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

There are so many unintended consequences from this Corona Virus thing. One of the most serious has to do with animal shelters and rescue groups. Unfortunately with an eye toward human safety many shelters are essentially closed and rescue groups who normally operate out of pet stores are not able to do much about getting their animals seen or adopted. As a result, so many animals are languishing with even less attention than unusual and the people who generally care for them are overtaxed because many are just not showing up.

So what can you do? You can foster a shelter pet and give them a break and yourself a much needed opportunity to do some good for another living being. I have fostered often in my life and always been improved by the connection. I lost my last foster failure, Billy the Kid, last July but he is with me always. My other fosters are now living happily in loving homes. They learned from me and mine and were better for the experience. Most of us who are confined to home can't find a passion to embrace now. Please consider fostering an animal who will show you their gratitude and probably improve your day to day with their love.

                                               Billy the Kid, 2007-2019

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Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is such a great message Sheila Anderson. My business is taking a beating. I wrapped up my last scheduled sale today and then a whole bunch of nothing for a while. I should look into fostering as i have a whole lot of free time these days

Mar 19, 2020 03:49 PM #1
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Scott. PLEASE DO FOSTER........so many in desperate need. TY     Sheila

Mar 19, 2020 03:55 PM #2
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Sheila.

My Mother-in-Law is 88, so we are keeping her fur baby for a few weeks.  Talk about a spoiled fur baby, she sure is one.

Mar 20, 2020 01:14 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi James. They are suppossed to be spoiled. :)    TY    Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 05:33 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What a wonderful message, Sheila... I hope it inspires a few people to foster a pet or two.

Mar 20, 2020 05:57 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheila - not all reports are grim and news of increased adoptions and fostering of shelter pets is occurring in Pasadena and elsewhere.  

Mar 20, 2020 06:01 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

This is a great idea - especially for those who have been thinking of getting their own dog and are now home alone. Now's a great time to jump in, and fostering is a fantastic way to start.

Mar 20, 2020 06:13 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Nina. I hope so too.     Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 06:16 AM #8
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

What an absolutely wonderful idea.  I hope that you have an amazing weekend!

Mar 20, 2020 06:16 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I hope that is so Michael. There are always those who who languish forever and then die alone in shelters everyhere.   Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 06:18 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Kat. I already have 4 of my own but would foster in a heartbeat again. TY     Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 06:19 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Norma.    Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 06:19 AM #12
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Pets bring a lot of comfort to people that feel lonely.  I feel blessed that I don't get lonely, even though I have always lived alone.

Mar 20, 2020 06:33 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Brian. When we have time we can do good and help an animal survive. Glad you are good.

Mar 20, 2020 06:34 AM #14
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My wife and I were talking about this on the beach this morning. It is a dog friendly beach and we were hoping that adoptions would skyrocket. You don't need a certification to get an emotional support animal.

Mar 20, 2020 07:26 AM #15
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Joe. You don't need anything more than an open heart to foster. Thanks.   Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 08:05 AM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I try really hard to not go near any dog adoption centers.  I have little will power when it comes to seeing them.  But, my two cats would divorce me!

Mar 20, 2020 12:05 PM #17
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi again Myrl. That is too bad really. Somany urgently need fosters now especially.       Sheila

Mar 20, 2020 12:11 PM #18
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