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Meet Clara! She’s an adorable 7 month old pup who loves to run and play as much as she loves to cuddle on the couch. Contact Leah at (610) 662-2931 if you’re interested in adopting this cutie.

BY LEAH MILITO (www.leah.searchphillylistings.com)
 
When I first decided to adopt a dog, it felt a bit like internet dating — judging each potential pet by a few carefully selected pictures and a little online profile highlighting their best qualities. You reach out; will you hear back? You meet; will they live up to their profile? Will you like them? Will they like you? Are they seeing other people?
 
Rarely is it love at first cyber-sight. This is just as much the case in house hunting as it is in looking for love or finding a furry friend.
 
You’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs. Sit through a lot of dates, tour a lot of properties, meet a lot of dogs… and, as a dog foster parent, meet a lot of potential adopters.
 
I’ve cared for and adopted out twenty dogs of varying ages, breeds and sizes. I feel a bit like Goldilocks during the process of looking for the family that is “just right.” But when you do, it’s magic.
 
People often ask me how I can possibly give up the dogs after taking him them into my home, caring for them, falling in love with them. It’s tough, but that magic, that’s how I can. Meeting the family that is “just right” for a dog, getting updates and pictures, knowing how amazingly happy the pet is in the new home, and seeing how happy he/she makes the new family, it’s an incredible feeling.
 
It’s a bit like matchmaking. Matching people with dogs and people with homes. You have to take into account needs and wants and lifestyle, both short term and long term.
 
I love it when my worlds of real estate and rescue collide. I’ve adopted out dogs to clients a couple of times, sold homes to numerous shelter volunteers and employees, and a coworker once adopted one of my foster dogs. The strategy of bringing him to work with me so many times really paid off!
 
When I first joined SPACE & COMPANY, I was really struck by how much the company supported and valued my involvement with local animal rescue organizations. While I find homes for people and pets, I found a home at SPACE & COMPANY.
 
If you are interested in adopting or fostering, this is a good place to start.

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