Homes for Dogs: The Story of Victor

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I was kept outside by an animal hoarder with 74 other dogs. I was rescued a few years ago and couldn’t be happier. I love my forever home!

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It doesn’t take much to make us dogs happy, we aren’t complicated at all! Give us the companionship, food and love that come with a caring forever home and we will not only be grateful, but we’ll also be the best friend you’ll ever have.

I didn’t have a lot of either of those things at the start of my life. If you’ve ever watched “Hoarders” on my second favorite television channel A&E (my first is Animal Planet of course), then you’ll appreciate how crowded my “house” was as a puppy. Get this…I was one of 75 dogs that lived on a property in Lancaster! Oh, and we shared a “home” with 15 kittens, 30 chickens, 2 tortoises, a few dozen rabbits and a even few horses.

Feeding and sheltering all those animals is pretty impossible, so my diet consisted of stale bread donated from bakeries and spoiled leftovers. With a diet like that, it was hard to pack on the pounds to keep warm during the winter, so you can imagine how cold it was sleeping outside at night while keeping an eye out for coyotes.

A worker from the Cage Free Canine Camp in Culver City rescued me from that place and let me stay at her house while they tried to find me a forever home…which is funny because I already felt like I had found it. Luckily for me she felt the same way! My new “mom” is an actress but she treats ME like a star, I really couldn’t be happier. If you want to see just how happy I look, check out the new Coldwell Banker TV commercial – you can find me at the 36 second mark!

Senior Manager, Content & Multimedia at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. In his role he manages content strategy and execution across several platforms. He’s held other roles within the Marketing Department ranging from Previews & Product Development to the day to day management of the coldwellbanker.com redesign. Besides being a marketer, Gustavo is a filmmaker, musician and writer.

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