Meet Sheri McDermott and Tom T. Cat

by seacoast_ashley 17. April 2015 04:09

Meet Sheri McDermott and Tom T. Cat


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When I moved into my current home, the previous owners left behind a couple of small items. These things seemed to be left as “welcome home,” gifts. A few extra light bulbs, a can of touch up paint, and a new houseplant were greatly appreciated.


When various Realtors took potential buyers to a home on the market, they began to realize that the sellers left behind another type of “gift.” It was their cat! Can you imagine packing your dishes in the u-haul, packing the sheets, packing the toiletries, and then leaving your cat? I can’t, and neither could Sheri McDermott.


Sheri has been a full time Realtor since 2006. She is an avid beach lover, and is lucky to live just five minutes from her Surf City office. She is also lucky to have found a lifelong family member in Tom T. Cat. Compassion is a trait that good Realtors have. Oftentimes, circumstances surrounding the buying or selling of homes are not great. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is glad to have a person unwilling to turn a blind eye to an abandoned animal. This is Tom’s story.

 

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Tom was abandoned by his "family." Realtors would show the home, and he would try to get back  into the house. They posted his photo on Facebook. Finally he tried to get into a Realtors car!  After a week of watching the events unfold on Facebook,  and knowing a full-grown cat would not be adopted in time, I finally caved. I asked the address of the home. I went to pick him up, and there he was waiting on the porch! I put him in a cat carrier and he howled the entire drive home....ironic that he now loves car rides!!!!


Tom loves to garden with me. He greets us everyday when we come home from work, and loves my car so much! I take him for rides to the ICWW & back home.


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Tom was obviously an animal that loved his home. He was so fortunate that Sheri was able to give him a permanent one. We wish him an easy ride for the rest of his life!


If you or someone that you know is in a situation that leaves no choice but to give up a pet, we urge you to contact you local rescue organizations.

http://www.adoptapet.com/


https://www.aspca.org/

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/


http://dog.rescueshelter.com/northcarolina

http://www.adoptapet.com/


We love a good adoption story! Please share yours with us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/seacoastrealty

Meet Sean Skutnik and Brunswick

by seacoast_ashley 27. March 2015 05:53


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The word Brunswick conjures up two images for me...beautiful beaches and stew! I am comforted by both of these things. Sean Skutnik comforted a sweet abandoned pup some 8 years ago, and that pup was given the name Brunswick! Sean, a self described adrenaline junkie, is a Broker in our Leland office. Originally from Binghamton, NY, Sean has lived in Wilmington for the past 22 years. Living at the coast has given Sean the opportunity to explore his passions of motocross, biking, surfing, and just about anything else sports related. We are honored to have someone so willing to stop and help as a part of our Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage team. This is Sean’s best friend, Brunswick’s story...


I was driving around on hwy 210 in rural Brunswick Co, when I encountered a pack of five puppies that ran across the road. It was near dusk. There were no houses in site, so I pulled over and got out of my truck. As I walked towards them all except one, jumped into a deep ditch with cat tails, mud, water, etc. The one that didn’t, surprised me and came running to me when I whistled. He was scared and immediately fell onto his back. I could tell he was in bad shape. He was very malnourished, hair was falling out, bugs and ticks were all over him. He was so cute though. I picked him up and put him in the passenger seat. He thoroughly enjoyed the AC blowing from the vents. He sat there like he belonged. I knew I had an amazing dog right then and there! I continued to look for the other puppies, but unfortunately they got off into the woods and it was getting dark. I regret not saving them all, but was glad to have saved one of them. His name is Brunswick Skutnik.


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Jumping forward to now, Brunswick is 8 years old, in great shape, and there is not one person he comes across that he does not like! He has the sweetest soul.He does so many funny things. He loves to hunt lizards around the perimeter of the fence during the warmer days. He has one squirrel that waits for him every day on the back fence that he thinks he will catch one day (while running after him with a ball in his mouth growling as if he is mean). If he did catch him he would probably only sniff him!

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On Saturday’s he enjoys the dog park and a trail run at, “Brunswick Nature Park” in Leland. I let him lead the way on the trail, and I follow on the bicycle. He keeps a good pace for about 1 mile before he gets pretty tired. Like myself, “Brunswick” loves adrenaline but loves his downtime too. He has his own chair, 2 beds to relax on, a screened in patio, and doggie door for keeping the back yard clear of squirrels and lizards! Brunswick is also proud to be the reigning “King Of Paw Jam” from the last event held at Battleship Park. Yep, he has it made!


Have you ever stopped to help an animal? Did it change your life?

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https://www.pinterest.com/insideseacoast/

At Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage we are committed to saving animals. We will be participating on March 28, 2015 in the Canines for Service Dog Dash. For more information on this great program or to donate visit

 http://www.caninesforservice.org/

Meet Madison Preble Pet Person of the Week!

by seacoast_ashley 16. March 2015 03:54

Madison Preble (from our Jacksonville office) is our Pet Person of the Week! Madison has adopted many times, and currently has three pets. All of her animals are rescues. She has her dog training certification, and has worked as an animal shelter volunteer. Berrin was her first rescue. Her second rescue, Marley, was saved during Madison’s time at the shelter. The third member of the pack is Blintz...the cat!  As any pet owner knows we would do just about anything for our animals. Once our pets pick us out, we will jump through hoops to help them. This is Berrin’s story...


Berrin, my beagle/border collie was the first animal I got on my own. I went to visit a friend in Kentucky, and we took a trip to the pound. Berrin was one of 3 puppies that had been separated from his mom (at 4 weeks old). The adoption fee was $100 which I didn’t have at the time.  I told the guy working at the pound that I would give him the best home he could possibly have. He made me go back to the kennel that Berrin was in, pick him up, and show him how much I wanted him. I picked Berrin up and loved him. He got so excited he peed on me!!! I got to take him home, and he has been my best friend ever since!

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Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is committed to helping animals in any way that we can. We will be participating in the Canines for Service Walk and Dog Dash on March 28, 2015. To learn more about the Canines for Service organization, to sign up to walk (or dash!), or to make a donation please visit

http://www.caninesforservice.org/


For more Pet Persons of the week please check us out on Facebook

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