RErescue Member Spotlight
Real Estate Agent | Rescue Pet Hero
Through the years we have come across people who are selfless and are truly an inspiration. Candice Uy is one of our amazing RErescue Members and is someone who stands out from the rest! We wanted to showcase how incredible she is in the pet rescue world. Please read on as we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Candice, thank you for being a RErescue Member and for joining us today. Maybe we should start with what motivated you to want to join RErescue?
My husband and I always believed in adopting since there are so many pets out there that have been given up or got lost. When our kids asked for a dog, we took several trips to SPCA Long Beach. We love how the staff are so friendly and helpful. We saw how they really try to match the pets with the people and how they really care that the pets go to a good home. I was inspired by Brian and really wanted to support him. I didn’t know he was going to nominate me, but I am happy to be part of it, I’m honored!
How many years have you been a realtor and why do you love real estate?
I’ve been a realtor for A little under 5 years I love working with people and I love being able to help. Some people need help with issues and problems while others, need help to fulfill a dream. My passion is in helping people and this business has allowed me to do just that.
Have you fostered a rescue or been involved with helping rescues in the past?
Yes, we adopted our dog Mochi, shes a maltese-poodle mix, back in 2015. We got her from the SPCA Long Beach. Mochi was found on the street and when we got her, she wasn’t in the greatest condition. She needed a few surgeries but, thankfully, she’s all well. Mochi has taught our kids how to be responsible, how to love, how to put others first. She has definitely made our family closer. Mochi is very loving and has always given love to friends and family.
What motivated you to want to help rescue pets?
I think because we, as a family have had a wonderful experience in adopting our pet, I would like to encourage others more to adopt/rescue than to purchase. There are so many, many pets that are given up/lost daily that need a home.
What’s something you have learned about rescue pets since joining RErescue?
I have heard about the many wonderful projects that RErescue has been organizing, including giving opportunities for kids to do volunteer hours from home (making doggie toys). Such a wonderful gift for people adopting.
As a realtor, how does RErescue empower you?
I am so new at RErescue, though I’m not sure yet how... I do know that it has allowed me to make new friends who also care for people and pets. I think that in itself is a great start.
Why do you continue to support RErescue?
Because RErescue has a wonderful mission and the support I/we give go directly to this cause.
How has joining RErescue changed you?
I have become more aware of the need to reach out, to people to pets and to spread kindness in this way.
What’s your vision for the future as a RErescue member?
I hope to participate in an event in the future, learn more about RErescue and be able to share it in my own community.
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