Hero of the Week: Carie Broecker

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

Carie Broecker, of Pacific Grove, California, was fostering a dog that eventually was adopted by an elderly woman named Alice. When Alice developed emphysema, she reached out to Carie for help caring for the dog.

Alice’s biggest fear was passing away and leaving her dog without someone to take care of the pet. Carie assured her that she would take care of the dog and give her a great home. That’s when Carie came up with the idea for Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

The non-profit, located in the central coast area of California, keep seniors and their dogs together as long as possible. They help elderly pet owners by going to their homes and walking their dogs for them and providing other services for the canines.

To date, the organization has helped over two thousand senior citizens and found homes for over three thousand dogs.  Carie says that there is no greater joy than helping seniors remain worry-free when it comes to the care of their four-legged companions.

Learn more about Carie’s story in this editorial from Newsweek.

Kix’s Response:

What a great idea, and it sounds like something that’s needed all over the country… We’re happy to recognize Carie Broecker as this week’s ACC Hero.

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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