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Every once in a while you have a day that reminds you of why you work so hard, motivates you to keep on trucking, and validates all of your efforts. Yesterday was one of those days for me.
It started off with a morning at the park where my foster, Rolo, and I played his new favorite game… soccer. Rolo LIVES to play soccer. And he’s so good at it he could go pro if it wasn’t for the fact he’s furry and has the tendency to try to eat the ball between plays. He even has a favorite ball, a UCLA basket ball. I don’t have the heart to tell him it’s not regulation but I’m sure that even if I did he’d just look at me with a face full of smile and his little nub would wag furiously in anticipation. It’s mornings like these that I love being a foster, when the occasional inconvenient accident in the house pales in comparison to the enormous pride that comes with watching them thrive.
At work… well… Nothing makes me happier than seeing my pups and my clients having a ball together. Yesterday Cinema got to see her bestie, Murphy, for the first time all week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them so happy.
After my last client for the day I dropped by Critters Pet Shop to pick up some items to donate to Grahamville Rescue and Sanctuary in honor of National Animal Shelter and Rescue appreciation week. I had just started filling my basket with toys when the owner, who I had met only briefly while campaigning for my Presents 4 Pets donation drive, approached me to ask if I needed any help. I explained that I was looking for items to donate and to my delight he started glowing about (and selling) the Presents 4 Pets donation drive. I was over the moon. We both had a laugh when he realized it was my initiative and then he proceeded to donate 8 collars and leashes to Grahamville Rescue and Sanctuary. With his help, I was able to put together a fantastic gift basket for a rescue that has seen a lot of hard times lately. I am so excited to present them today at the Kane County Fairgrounds’ Chicago Pet Show.
We are so excited to have 3 great companies join our campaign to raise donations for Presents 4 Pets!
When I stopped by Woof Wash in Batavia, Dawn, the owner, was on the phone with a client whose senior dog was showing signs of serious medical issues. She talked through her observations, made recommendations for medical care, and then offered heaps of love and support. That’s customer service everyone should aspire to! I also got to see some beautiful dogs coming out with great haircuts. We are delighted to have them on board.
Woof Beach in Batavia offers grooming, training, and supplies out of an outstanding facility. The owner and staff were wonderful, knowledgeable, attentive, and excited to have the oppportunity to help local rescues. The place was beautiful and clean with a great atmosphere. The clients checking out were over-the-moon happy with the cuts their dogs received.
I am ecstatic to have Coldwell Bankerin St. Charles host one of our Presents 4 Pets donation drop-off boxes and deeply grateful to their agents for reaching out to their clients to let them know about this great cause. I have had the pleasure of meeting with several animal loving agents and staff from this office and highly recommend them for your real estate needs.
We would like to extend our greatest gratitude to:
Meadow View Veterinary Clinic in Geneva for hosting one of our Presents 4 Pets donation drop-off boxes! Meadow View Veterinary clinic has been providing the highest quality veterinary care and services to their pet patients for over 38 years and are proud to deliver compassionate and personalized care to their animal families.
We would also like to recognize St. Charles Veterinary Clinic in St. Charles and Wet Nose (one of my favorite pet supply stores) in Geneva for the continuous work they do for local animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the year. These wonderful businesses are home to donation drop boxes of their own year-round!
With our Presents 4 Pets campaign under way, we wanted to keep all of our cooperating businesses and donors up to date on our progress!
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