We are all drawn to help animals for different reasons, but deep down we all share a love and passion that becomes our driving force for supporting animals in many different ways. Pawsitive Alliance is no different--our supporters are inspired to be the change and many of you also support other animal organizations through donations, volunteering, fostering, and maybe even through your business.
Martha Faulkner, a long time animal lover and advocate, is one of those people that when you meet her, you realize she has found a way to turn her passion for animals--and her love of helping people--into more than just a business. Martha helps people find the best home for themselves and their pet, and in doing so donates 10% of her commission to animal charities, Pawsitive Alliance being one of them.
An adoptee herself, Martha was drawn to homeless pets since -she saw the kindred spirit in them.- She also discovered in searching for her own birth family that she had a knack for sleuthing and started a support group for adopters and adoptees and helped people connect with their families. Eventually, she became a private investigator, and became an advocate for open records so other families wouldn’t have to search so hard to find their birth families.
She also continued to help animals, and eventually would became a real estate broker and helped her local shelter expand to a new location. This then turned into helping pet lovers find the right home for their whole family, since she knew that much like we have our own needs in a home, so do our animals.
Martha knows just how hard it can be to move a rescue into a new home, as someone who has adopted many pets over the years. Some rescue animals need extra attention to settle in, or have needs like a stair free home, ample play space, and so on. Her best tip when you do finally find the right home for you and your whole family? Write a letter to the current owners from the heart. Let them know why you need the home, and how it will help your family. Many people selling their home want their house to go to someone else who will love it as much as they did.
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