10 Ways To Give Back: Realty Collective Celebrates the Work of Red Hook Dog Rescue
Nov 20, 2023 10waystogiveback,brooklyn,give back,thanks
As part of our celebration of the holidays — and as a thank you to the larger community that supports us all year long — Realty Collective is proud to feature the work of key non-profit organizations making the borough (and beyond) better every day. We’ve selected 10 non-profits to highlight and we encourage everyone to learn a bit about their respective missions and, if possible, to join us in making a small monetary donation to further their work. We thank them for everything they do and thank you for supporting a small, woman-owned Brooklyn business for nearly 20 years.
There’s no denying we’re a little partial to our vibrant and close-knit Red Hook community — and to our dogs. Maybe you’ve even seen owner Victoria Alexander’s two rescue dachshunds in the neighborhood or spotted them on our website. So, for us, it just makes sense to start at home and to tell you a bit more about the work of Red Hook Dog Rescue.
What RHDC does is unique; for one thing, they describe their mission as an effort to “to rescue well, rather than rescue big.” What that means for Harriet Zucker, founder and certified dog trainer, is that she (and their volunteers) take a very hands-on approach, describing their work as being rooted in positive reinforcement-based training. Emphasizing the significance of teaching animals what to do rather than what not to do, Red Hook Dog Rescue believes that well-trained dogs will lead more successful and happier lives in their new homes.
So does that mean they always take in easy-to-adopt cuties? Not necessarily! Their website explains that they “typically take animals with limitations such as deafness, blindness, behavioral issues, and of course seniors!” How could we not be moved by that?