Yesterday we had our official kick-off adoption event with Thrive Animal Rescue’s friend and supporter Davidson Communities. A wonderful day was had by everyone who attended and six of our eight dogs found their forever home!
Little known fact: Bill Davidson and Cece Bloum have known each other since their children met years ago in primary school. Today their two sons Chris and Ryan are roommates at CU Boulder, so the partnership between Thrive and Davidson has a very natural synergy. “When we first met with Bill’s team, they asked how they could best help us. I explained to them that one of our greatest needs are reliable fosters. When a dog has been abandoned at a shelter, it comes out a little shell-shocked. We try to set our dogs up for success, by giving them a safe and loving environment where they can decompress and be evaluated,” said Cece Bloum. “This is where we knew they could help. Davidson is reaching out to their past and present homeowners, networking on behalf of our dogs who are in need of a safe and quiet foster home,” added Bloum. “In doing this they will be introducing new people to our organization and hopefully open up the possibility for many new forever homes.”
The host site for the Oct. 25 adoption event, Enclave Rancho Santa Fe, was in an intimate neighborhood of 13 luxury residences behind private gates. Not only has Davidson given us the use of their new neighborhoods for adoption events, but they have also quite graciously given us carte blanche for using their model homes for photos with the dogs. “Our primary method for finding homes for our dogs is through photography on our social media channels. The pictures of our dogs in Davidson’s homes is a natural fit and we’re looking forward to a great campaign,” exclaimed Cece.
As a donation-based 501(c)(3) organization, we rely on the generosity of the dog-loving community of Southern California for our continued success. Because of donations from our friends and benefactors, we have the ability to choose dogs from the shelter who may have otherwise been left behind due to costly medical needs. Together we are hoping to help change the way people look for a new family dog.