Lifestyle Pets Compassionate Realtor Covering Adoption Fees at Crowded Shelter for the Rest of the Year The world needs more Kim Pacini Hauchs By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 21, 2016 05:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email The world needs more Kim Pacini Hauchs. The ReMax Gold realtor from Sacramento, California, is paying all the adoption fees for animals at the Front Street Animal Shelter for the rest of the year. According to the Sacramento Bee, Pacini Hauch is sponsoring the “Home for the Pawlidays” event to help the crowded shelter find forever homes for many of its animals. Thanks to the real estate agent, potential pet parents looking for a furry friend won’t have to pay $85 to adopt a dog or $65 to adopt a cat. The shelter is understandably overwhelmed by Pacini Hauch’s “tremendous act of kindness” and hopes it will have found loving homes for current tenants by Dec. 31 and, thus, make room for more homeless pets in need thereafter. • Need a little inspiration? Click here to subscribe to the Daily Smile Newsletter for uplifting, feel-good stories that brighten up your inbox Pacini Hauch is personally connected to Front Street Animal Shelter. The realtor adopted her beloved dog Teddy from the city shelter in 1984. While Teddy has passed on, the priceless impression he made on his owner’s life remains. Thankful to the shelter for introducing her to this wonderful dog, Pacini Hauch is happy to give back to them.