September 28, 2020
Owning your dream condominium unit may not be on the horizon right now, but it d...
Zinnia Towers | June 7, 2020
Found abandoned and dying on the streets, "Eliana," a Philippine native dog, got a new lease on life when the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) rescued her in late 2018.
After spending less than a year with PAWS, the adorable dog found her "forever home" when a loving fur mom, 33-year-old registered nurse Lizza Pascual, adopted her in July last year.
Lizza and Eliana have become inseparable since then, enjoying each other's company in the comfort of their home in Zinnia Towers, a pet-friendly condominium community in Quezon City developed by DMCI Homes.
In the #HumansOfPAWS feature series of the animal welfare group, Lizza related her journey of finding her perfect pet companion.
Love at first bark
Being an animal-lover, Lizza had always wanted to bring home a pet but could not do so because of her work schedule.
Her number one factor that she considered when she was looking for a condominium back then was that "it should be pet-friendly."
"I was looking for a pet companion ever since but due to work, I didn’t have enough time to take care of one since I was not always at home," Lizza shared.
"So when I had the opportunity to work from home, I searched for animal shelters where I could adopt and found PAWS," she continued.
Immediately after seeing Eliana and learning her rescue story, Lizza knew in her heart, she wanted to bring the sweet fur baby home.
"Eliana was incredibly well-behaved which is suitable for condo living and basically our personalities just clicked," she related.
Caring for the abandoned
In adopting Eliana, Lizza not only found a perfect companion but also fulfilled her heart's desire of helping care for abandoned cats and dogs.
Growing up with cats and dogs around the house, Lizza always had a soft spot for stray animals.
"In my free time, I enjoy community work especially if it involves animal welfare and I love meeting people with the same interest," she enthused.
"Every time I go out, I would always see stray dogs and cats on the streets. Some of them are malnourished and in poor condition and it saddens me a lot because they don’t deserve that situation they are in," she added.
So instead of buying from pet shops, Lizza encourages others looking for pets to adopt rescued cats and dogs because for her, this is more fulfilling as one gets to see the stray animals regain their will to live and in return, develop this special bond with their pet owners.
"I once rescued a cat and took care of it. She then transformed into a very beautiful and lovely cat and from that moment, I realized the importance of rescuing and adopting as it gives another chance for these animals to have wonderful lives," she beamed.
The first time she visited the PAWS shelter in Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City, Lizza was so surprised with the number of rescued dogs and cats that needed a home and a family.
This realization all the more convinced her that adopting is the way to go instead of buying from pet shops.
"As they say, 'love knows no breed.' Adopting from a shelter gives those animals the second chance in life that they deserve. They are also neutered or spayed which is important in solving the problem of unwanted animals that leads to abandonment or animal cruelty," Lizza explained.
"When you adopt, you are not only saving the life of the animal that you chose, it also opens an opportunity for another stray animal to be rescued," she pointed out.
*DMCI Homes allows each condo unit to have a total of two pet dogs or cats that weigh less than 25 pounds and standing 15 inches in height when full-grown.
Leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Personal, sensitive and privileged information that you provide shall be used for transactions related to the sale of the Company’s products and all matters arising out of the said transaction.
All information collected by the Company shall be considered accurate unless the Client/Potential Client requests for update. It shall never be the responsibility of the Company to ensure validity/accuracy of information shared by the Client/Potential Client.
Under the Data Privacy Act of 2012, you have the right to access, modify, erase and/or object to any processing of personal, sensitive or privileged data that you have provided to us. To do so, kindly contact our Data Protection Officer with the following information:
The Company will not impose any charge to cover the cost of verifying a request for information and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.
Please note, however, that the Company’s decision to provide such access or consider any request for correction, erasure and objection to process of the personal data as it appears in our records is subject to any exceptions under applicable laws, rules and regulations and/or the Act.
We have implemented technological, organizational and physical security measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, modification, unauthorized or accidental access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We put in effect safeguards such as:
Keeping and protecting your information using a secured server behind a firewall, deploying encryption on computing devices and physical security controls
Restricting access to your information only to qualified and authorized personnel who hold your information with strict confidentiality including third-party personnel/company who may be required to process your information.
The data will be kept within 10 years from date of last engagement (e.g. release of transferred title, release of documents related to back-out) or as may be required by existing laws, rules and regulations, unless you request your data to be deleted in our systems, databases and hard copies earlier than this date, subject to limitation of applicable laws and/or the Act. Once deleted, your information will no longer be searchable or included in anonymous searches and will be completely removed from all the storage location.
By agreeing to this policy, you explicitly and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing and storage of your personal, sensitive and privileged data by DMCI Project Developers, Inc. for the purpose(s) described in this Data Privacy Notice.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | OPERATION OF SATELLITE OFFICES: DMCI Homes Satellite Information Centers will be operational in a limited capacity starting August 4, 2020 from 10 AM to 5 PM weekdays only.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | CUSTOMER HELPDESK OPERATIONS: Only one (1) guest or visitor who have booked prior appointments will be allowed entry. You may book an appointment through book.dmcihomes.com.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | NEW CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: Site Progress will be uploaded starting end of June 2020.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | RESUMPTION OF HEAD OFFICE OPERATIONS: Please be advised that our head office at Makati City is now operational with a skeleton workforce.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | DAVAO CITY OFFICE NOW FULL OPERATIONAL: Our Davao City office is now operating on its regular schedule.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | RESUMPTION OF CONSTRUCTION: All DMCI Homes construction sites have already resumed work.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | GENERAL COMMUNITY GUIDELINES: To all our community residents, kindly check your respective community Facebook groups for more details.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | ACACIA TOWN CENTER: To our valued residents in Acacia Estates, please be informed that the Town Center will be closed with the exception of groceries, drug stores, and water stations which will remain open.
COVID-19 ADVISORY | DISSEMINATING INFORMATION: Let us be vigilant to keep our communities safe. Misinformation can only bring unsolicited panic within and outside our respective communities.
You can drag the map pin to change your location.
A company representative will be in touch with you shortly.OK