Karen Arbutine is a top Realtor in the Greater Orlando area. She has been practicing real estate for over 20 years and has seen it all. But what she is really passionate about is dogs and giving back to the community. Karen volunteers with the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida and her dog Bear is a Certified Therapy Dog. Together they visit nursing homes, schools, and hospitals regularly to give comfort to those who could use a smile. In their endeavor to improve people’s lives, Karen and Bear have influenced the community greatly in such a positive way.
Karen has always loved Labrador Retrievers. She loves their friendly, loyal nature and their happy dispositions. When she saw an opportunity to volunteer with the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, she jumped at the chance. As a volunteer, Karen helps match the right dog with the right family. She talks to prospective families about their lifestyle and what they are looking for in a dog. She also spends time getting to know each of the dogs in the rescue, so she can make the best possible match. Through her volunteer work, Karen is able to make a difference in the lives of these dogs and families and help them find their forever homes.
Karen rescued her beautiful dog Bear from Labrador Retriever Rescue. Bear quickly won her heart with his gentle nature and playful spirit. Karen wanted Bear to be more than just a great dog for her, so she enrolled him in Pawfection Dog Training. After 80 hours of training, Bear became a certified therapy dog—and a true Pawfection success story. Today, he brings joy to everyone he meets, from young children to senior citizens. He puts a smile on their faces and reminds them that life is full of love and happiness. Thanks to Karen’s efforts, Bear has made a lasting impression in the lives of many people—and that’s pawesome!
Karen and Bear are always on the go, bringing cheer, hope, and comfort to anyone they cross paths with. While sporting a wagging tail and a warm smile, Bear is a natural at putting people at ease and making them feel loved. And Karen is always there to lend a listening ear and offer words of encouragement. Together, they brighten up even the gloomiest of days.
Whether it’s sitting with a child in a hospital or snuggling with an elderly woman who misses her own pet, Bear and Karen have a way of reaching people in a special way. They bring joy into lives that may be filled with pain or loneliness. They offer hope when people are feeling down. In short, they make the world a little bit brighter for those who need it most.
Karen Arbutine and her therapy dog Bear have made a huge impact on the lives of people all around them. With a passion for giving back and a love for dogs, they are truly an inspirational team.