REALTOR® to the Rescue

By Taylor Mundy

Fetching your dream home and looking for your purrrrfect realtor?  Check out Nicole Pittman at Royal LePage Atlantic.  Since joining in 2015, Nicole has raised more than $10,000 for the Nova Scotia SPCA.  Yep, you read that right… $10,000 to help care for SPCA shelter pets!  We are so grateful for her support and 10,000 thank-yous would never be enough.  So, to celebrate an amazing milestone, we’re sharing our top 3 reasons why we love Nicole and Pawsitive Properties!


This amazing initiative kicked off in Atlantic Canada!  Originating in New Brunswick by Jessie Yerxa with Exit Realty, Pawsitive Properties helps to find homes for both pets and people.  Anytime a house is sold or purchased through Nicole Pittman, a generous donation of $100 is made to help furry friends in need.

“I had always wanted to do something with animals but found myself on a different career path, so I thought this would be a great way to incorporate something I am passionate about with a career I love,” says Nicole.  “My favourite thing about real estate is the connections I make with my clients.  I have formed many friendships by helping my clients sell or buy their homes.  Many of my clients are also animal lovers and they love the fact that when they work with me, they are also helping animals at the SPCA.”


Pets are more than just furry besties – they’re family!  Growing up, Nicole experienced this first hand.  She explains, “I’ve always had multiple animals.  I truly feel a house becomes a home when you are greeted with a wagging tail or a welcoming meow.”

Every time Nicole drops off her generous donations, she makes sure to come in and give our adorable adoptables some TLC.  “I love my visits to the Dartmouth shelter; the staff are so wonderful!  I always try to get a kitty snuggle or a walk with whoever the staff thinks could use it.”


Last year over 6,000 animals were re-homed throughout the province.  Where the Nova Scotia SPCA does not receive any government funding for our shelters, community support is critical to our future.  Generous donations provide the means to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need.

Helping local pets is Nicole’s main motivation.  “My favourite part of the Pawsitive Property campaign is knowing I am helping so many animals that truly need it,” says Nicole.  “My favourite memory of this journey so far would be my first donation day.  It was the start of something that I knew would be so personally fulfilling and I know I will look forward to each donation day for years to come.”

Well Nicole, we could go on with 10,000 more reasons why we love you and Pawsitive Properties, but we’ll cap it there.  Thank you for helping our SPCA shelter pets along their journey to find fur-ever homes!

* If you are interested in connecting with Nicole Pittman at Royal LePage Atlantic, she can be best reached at 902-430-2054 or *

Taylor Mundy

Taylor is the Communications & Development Officer with the Nova Scotia SPCA and proud adoptive fur-mama to Bonnie. She is passionate about raising awareness and funds for local animals in need.