Your donation will help keep companion pets at home, with those who love them.
Each year, since 2008, we have collected pet food to provide for the companion pets of the seniors and homebound individuals who receive Meals on Wheels. Some years we collect a lot, and other years it's just a bit more of a challenge. We understand that times are really hard right now and everything costs so much more. Just imagine being a senior who has to make the decision to buy groceries (medicine, electric, doctor's bills) for him or herself, or buy pet food for their furry companion. No one should have to make that choice. In our home, we believe pets are family and we can't imagine our lives without our dogs and cats. We know the same is true for these folks who receive Meals on Wheels. Thankfully, Feed More has the Meals for Pets program, which provides nutritious meals for the pets of Meals on Wheels' recipients. Currently they provide pet meals for 185 cats, 179 dogs, and 2 birds. By purchasing pet food through our Amazon Wish List, you will ensure the companion pets, sometimes a senior or homebound individual's only family member, will stay well fed. It's a win-win for the pets, and the people who love them. Let's keep companion pets where they belong - at home. Thank you for your support.
Visit the link below to purchase pet food, treats and toys. Nina Bowman, Leadership Giving Manager of Feed More, recommends smaller bags of dry dog and cat food, and that cans/containers of wet food have pop tops.
We believe strongly in helping others and part of our mission is supporting charities we feel have made a difference in the lives of people and pets. Since 2008, we have been holding annual and sometimes biannual pet food drives to benefit the pets of Feed More's Meals on Wheels' recipients. Feed More's Meals for Pets program keeps pets in the homes of seniors and shut-ins by providing the same nutritious meals for pets as it does for their human recipients. The pet food pantry is always in need. In 2022, with support from this amazing pet-loving community, we collected 2000 pounds of pet food which was donated to Feed More.
We also supported the Richmond SPCA and raised over $2800 in 2021 with our Over The Edge campaign and fund-raising event at Common House. Did you know it costs about $370 on average (2021) to care for each pet who enters Richmond SPCA's shelter before they are adopted? The SPCA also offers low cost spay and neuter, as well as reduced cost veterinary services. By doing so, they are helping people and pets in our community.
Our cats, Pete and Ernie, got their start at Richmond Animal Care and Control. The RACC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the agency's success. Our kittens received nutritious meals in their foster home, were tested for infectious diseases, got all their shots, and were even neutered for a low adoption fee. We help RACC now by "virtually fostering" a pet, a new initiative to help get shelter pets adopted. We post the fosters on our social media pages helping spread the word, and encouraging others to do so, until that pet finds their forever home. Check out our newest virtual fosters on our Facebook page Home Is Where The Dog Is RVA.
Serving Through Our Business
We like to serve our community through our real estate services, too. We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience and that’s what it is meant to be. We believe, both professionally and personally, that there is nothing better than owning a home. Making your home your own, with your favorite things and then making memories to last a lifetime, with family, pets, and friends, is what it’s all about.
Each month we invite RVA's dog-loving community to join us for a pack walk at one of our Richmond area public parks. The walks have not only been great for our dog, Bunny, but for the people in attendance, too. It's a great way to connect and make new friends and the dogs are learning much needed socialization skills. Want to join us for a stroll? Visit the link below to check out our next walk.
We'd love to help!