I met Rene Bruce tonight at the Irvine Dog Park. I was there with my two dogs, Molly and Noodles, and my foster terrier puppy, Skoshi whose first time it was to go to the dog park.
Rene was there with two of his dogs. I watched how in sync he was with the dogs, quietly and easily calling out commands, both dogs obeying happily. I was in awe because that’s not the way it is with my little pack. I continued to watch him for a good 45 minutes, transfixed. It became a little cold, so gathered my brood, attached leashes, and readied to go, passing Rene who was now on the bench next to me.
Something inspired me to stop and ask if he trained his dogs himself. He did, something that comes naturally to him and has since he was a child.
I learned that he works closely with an animal shelter as a volunteer, don’t recall which one, working with dogs that are unadoptable due to aggression and other problems. He has a high success rate, in fact, one of the dogs at the park was one of his graduates.
Rene is an entrepreneur and inventor. Perhaps in another blog, I’ll write about that part of his life, but for now, he’s the co-founder of Print4aPet.com, a printing company that offers all the things you might expect from a printer and more, but his prices are more economical and 20% of his gross goes to an animal in need, whether it be a dog, dolphin or turtle.
If you’ve ever been to Orange County Animal Services, you will have seen orange and blue signage. It was created and donated by Rene.
He’s currently working with a name you may recognize, the founder of PETA, Alex Pacheco. The website is 600million.org, its purpose to help save millions of stray dogs globally due to overpopulation.
If you have ever loved an animal, please help support the work Rene is doing by having your printing needs met through his business. You’ll save money and help animals at the same time.
Print4aPet.com, 2104 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (866) 744-1629
He provides printing services not only in O.C., but anywhere. Please pass this on to your animal loving friends and family, and organizations you may be involved with.
Rene is an interesting guy. His life hasn’t followed a traditional path. Learn a little more about him at his blog.