Why Pet Friendly Lender?

What is Pet Friendly Lender?

As a lifelong animal lover and a “mom” of many of them over the years, there is no better way to celebrate closing on your new home than adopting a pet to make it complete. That’s why I offer up to $150 towards a pet adoption fee at any local shelter, after the closing on your new home. I’m honored to work with you and want to make sure your life at home is the best it can be.

Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I LOVE animals! I have been this way my entire life. I am THAT person who stops traffic to get a turtle out of the road, or save a dog from being hit by a car. This is my small contribution to the goodness world.

How to Help the TransitionThe first few days in your new home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Settingup some clear structure with your family for your dog will be paramount in making as smooth a transition as possible.

Before you bring your dog home, determine where your dog will be spending most of his time. He will be under a lot of stress with the change of environment, he may forget any housebreaking he’s learned. Often a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room is best for easy clean-up.

PLEASEgive it time! It takes WEEKS/months for your new furry friend to adjust, bepatient. Don’t give up! If you need help contact a trainer listed on mybrochure.

THANK YOU for giving a pet a loving home.


HUMANE SOCIETIES: Kennels and animal controls are OVERPOPULATED, and the animals that are there are STRESSED out. Don’t always judge the animal based on how they act in the shelter. Many times they will turn into a different dog after adopted.

  • they normally don’t get to go outside more than once per day
  • they don’t get a lot of exercise and are cooped up in a box for days, weeks, months even years
  • they are scared and sad and don’t know why they are there

LIFETIME COMMITMENT: If you adopt a pet it is a LIFETIME commitment, cats and dogs can live up to 10-20 years old. Where will you be in 15 years? Do you see your pet still with you? Will you still want your pet when he isn’t a cute puppy anymore?  If you move, have a child, get married or divorced, will you keep your pet?

SPAY OR NEUTER: Will you spay or neuter your pet? It is SO important! MOST Humane societies or rescues offer discounts https://flaglerhumanesociety.org/clinics/ to get this done for less than at a veterinarian’s office. Why is it so important to spay or neuter your pet? When a dog or cat has babies typically they have more than 3 EACH time they have babies. Because of this the pet population is OVER populated and is why our kennels/humane societies are so full.

The Cycle: Many times people do not know there is discounted spay/neuter clinics available, their animal has babies, they give the babies away for free….people LOVE puppies and kittens, but when they get older they don’t want them anymore or it’s to hard, and they give them to the pound… and the cycle begins again.

There are extenuating circumstances, life happens, stuff happens…JUST be cognizant and AWARE of what you’re getting into when you adopt ananimal.

SHOTS: Can you afford to get your pet its necessary shots? There are discounted shot clinics available, check my brochure for more info. Sometimes in Florida with the hurricanes your neighborhood may be evacuated, if you choose to evacuate to a shelter, you MUST show proof your pet is up-to-date on her shots.

FENCE:If you are getting a dog, be prepared on how your dog will be able to relieve him/herself. Do you have to walk her? Do you have a fenced in yard? Keep in mind – lines break, fences need repair, dogs dig… make sure you check-check and recheck. You don’t want anything to happen to that furry friend of yours! (having a collar with his name and your number along with getting your animal microchipped!) Collar?Tag? Check out this site you can personalize the collars with their name and your number. https://www.hotdogcollars.com/

CAT: Cats in Florida are overpopulated. Check Community Cats of Palm Coast or Flagler Cats, these two are great rescue organization’s that try and help with the overpopulation of cats. PLEASE spay/neuter your cat.

We used to live on a street where there were a lot of rental homes. In the 10 years we lived on that street there were 6 cats that were left behind. It was very sad and unfair for the cats. (yes of course I helped the ones that would let me touch them, got them spayed/neutered because NONE were, got their shots and fed them).


Also good place to do dog searches: https://www.petfinder.com/; https://www.petango.com/; www.adoptapet.com

For more tips on what to do after bringing your new furry friend home for first 30- dayshttps://www.petfinder.com/dogs/bringing-a-dog-home/tips-for-first-30-days-dog/ For more tips on how to make your home especially friendly when it comes timeto sell, https://www.homestarfc.com/got-pets-here-s-how-remove-pet-odor-selling-your-home

also check out Realtor Magazine’s 4 Steps to a Pet-FriendlyHouse OR Power of Pets NAR

Thank you for reading!

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Pet Friendly Lender

Danielle Desousa is originally from beautiful northern Michigan, but has lived in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast Florida since 2000. She is a graduate of Daytona State College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has more than 17 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a mortgage loan originator, she uses her experience and true entrepreneurial spirit to help clients succeed in their goals as well as to bring an enhanced quality of life to families and the community. Danielle is married to Paul, and together they have one son. She is also an avid pet lover and, in her free time, enjoys going with her family (including her doggies) camping and exploring areas in their travel trailer. Danielle is passionate about her community and giving back. She is a huge advocate of Flagler Humane Society, and is a committee member of the Flagler Humane Society thrift store, and an affiliate of Young Professional Network of Flagler County Association of Realtors. Danielle is a mortgage loan originator who thrives on solutions, results, and reliability. She serves Palm Coast, FL and the surrounding counties. Call, text, or email Danielle with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment. FLAGLER PET-FRIENDLY LENDER! As a lifelong animal lover, volunteer, and a "mom" of many pets over the years, I know the amount of love an animal brings to a family. Therefore, I feel there is no better way to celebrate your new home than by adopting a pet to make it complete. Contact me today for more information about local shelter PET ADOPTIONS!

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