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Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors partnering with Partners for Pets

Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors is encouraging people to make their homes complete this holiday season by adopting a furry friend.

The real estate agency is partnering with the local nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter, Partners for Pets, to host a “Fur-Ever Home for the Holidays” Foster-to-Family Drive through the end of the year. The drive is designed to raise donations to support Partners for Pets foster program and find adoptive homes for the animals currently in their care.

“While shelter adoptions have been strong this year, we still have roughly 400 dogs and cats currently in need of a permanent home,” said, Partners for Pets Director Erika Pratte. “Like many nonprofits, we have had to cancel the majority of our in-person fundraising events this year due to the pandemic, which has taken a big toll on our general operating revenue. The Foster-To-Family Drive will be a tremendous help for us as we continue providing care for all of our foster pets and work to get them into permanent homes.”

Through a social media campaign and word-of-mouth efforts, Coldwell Banker Brown’s team of 210 agents and employees will be soliciting donations and encouraging adoptions throughout the holiday season by featuring adoptable pet pictures and bios. Agents are also partnering with local businesses to support the effort.

“Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors has had a long-standing partnership with Partners for Pets and supporting them has always been something that our realtors are very excited to do,” said Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors’ President, Gerry Schuetzenhofer. “Over the last several years, our realtors have been able to help more than 100 animals get adopted and have raised more than $10,000 in donations. It’s been exciting to see the tremendous impact we can make when all of our agents and employees come together to support a cause and we hope people will take the opportunity to donate or adopt an animal this year.”

Schuetzenhofer said 100 percent of the funds raised through this drive will go to support Partners for Pets. To learn more about becoming a business sponsor for this event, making a donation, fostering or adopting an animal, go to

Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors is the largest real estate firm in the Metro East St Louis area, with seven offices located in Belleville, Edwardsville, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Highland, O’Fallon and Troy and a network of more than 210 expertly trained Realtors and staff. Its mission is to offer buyers and sellers the best real estate services possible and the convenience of one stop shopping with affiliated mortgage and title services. For more information about Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors, go to

PHOTO: A recent pet adoption.

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