We are really big animal lovers here at Keyser Homes, and we donate a portion of each sale to several animal welfare organizations, including Best Friends Animal Society, No Kill LA, The Amanda Foundation, Ace of Hearts, California German Shorthair Pointer Rescue, and Persian Cat Rescue. Here are the furry friends that can be found in our office on any given day:
Hobie was rescued from the city shelter in San Pedro. He is a Catahoula Leopard Hound. We aren't making that up... Catahoulas are the State dog of Louisiana! He is one of the smartest dogs we have ever met. He loves to go for hikes and trail runs, loves to visit Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park, and can retrieve the ball for hours at a time.
Boots is a Himalayan Persian Cat. She was rescued from Persian Cat Rescue. She is a very sweet, smart, fun-loving cat. She loves to watch squirrels and birds outside and on TV. She is also one of the only cats we know who will retrieve a ball!
Willie the cat is almost 16, and we got her from a rescue organization in the Valley. She was found with her brothers and sisters in a lumberyard. Among her likes: Opening doors, cuddling, lying in the sun, foreign films, and romance novels.
Berry - short for Blueberry, was rescued from the LA Animal Services shelter on Sepulveda. Many people ask us what kind of dog she is. We think she is some type of pointer mix, but some people have told us they think she is a Ridgeback/Pointer mix. We aren't sure- and she isn't telling us. She likes to chase squirrels, play frisbee, and she is an obsessive retreiver. She can retrieve balls and frisbees and stuffed ducks for hours. She is very smart, and good with numbers... she has even done our taxes for the past few years.
Clyde, the big black Labrador, was with us for 14 years. He was part of a "surprise" litter, and his father and mother live with horses. Clyde loved to play ball, and looked at the world as a giant buffet. He could smell food from miles away.
One day, while showing a foreclosure house to clients, we heard a strange sound in the back yard. When we went outside, there was a scraggly Persian cat in a tree, looking emaciated and hungry. Through some investigation, we found out she had been left behind by the previous owners, and she hadn't eaten much for a couple of weeks. We took her home, and while she was very shy at first, she quickly became a part of the family. She was a happy cat that loved to chase string and went crazy when there was catnip nearby.