When something drastic happens in life, people and families with pets have to make drastic decisions. One of the most painful is to part with their pets. What would you do if and when life strikes a sharp turn and forces you to follow its trajectory? Fortunately, life also seeds among us people who are creative and are geared to offer a solution that could be healing and restorative. Angela Marcus’ Get Your Pet unique pet adoption makes miracles possible.
Angela Marcus has loved animals her entire life. Her mom would be more than happy to show anyone and everyone her endless childhood drawings of pets and the “No Hunting” signs she diligently hung on trees around her family’s property in rural Pennsylvania. What Angela didn’t know as a young girl was that she would have the opportunity to work with animals in a meaningful way and potentially save thousands of pets.
Read more how she keeps pets out of shelter in my post.
The day Angela passed her driver’s license test was the day Angela drove to the local veterinary office and applied for a job. She was hired and enjoyed learning about veterinary medicine and seeing pets restored to health. Yet, Angela quickly realized that her true passion for helping animals centered on making sure each one had a home where they were loved and cherished.
This drive to leave no pet behind led Angela to become Operations Director for the Pennsylvania SPCA and eventually, co-founder of GetYourPet. She has also worked as a veterinary technician, a Forensic Case Coordinator for PA’s largest Humane Law Enforcement team, and was a contributing presenter on Animal Planet
When Angela isn’t saving pets, she loves being with her family (including her own pets) and cooking ANYTHING Italian or spending quiet time knitting. On movie night, her two “go-to” films to download are “The Hangover” and “Homeward Bound.
Angela’s first pet was named Twinkie, a good old-fashioned lovable black mutt that she remembers fondly. But her proudest moment of being a pet parent has been raising her Chihuahua-mix, Phineas, from birth. Phineas was born with a cleft lip and cleft palette so Angela needed to tube feed him every two hours initially and then see him through two major reconstructive surgeries when he was a young pup. Phineas turns a healthy 7-years-old this month.
It’s no surprise, Angela’s top two bucket list items have an animal theme, one is going on a safari in Africa and the other to vacation in Australia and see koalas in their natural habitat. Today, Angela resides in New Hope, Pa. with her husband (and live-in veterinarian) John, stepdaughter Ruby, son Leo and their rescue pets consisting of one cat, six chickens and five dogs including Phineas.