One of my resolutions for 2011 is to give reasonably. If you’re anything like me, you have about 20 emails and phone calls a day from various causes and friends for causes asking for your support. Definitely more than my budget can afford.

Another problem I have is people flaking on their consultation appointments. Sometimes when an appointment is for a free service, people don’t feel the need to call and inform the person waiting that they’re not coming. However, as a consumer myself, I don’t like the idea of having to pay a lot before I establish trust of my care provider. I figure you should at least get the chance to meet me in person.

So here’s my idea for combining two solutions. Each new patient appointment will be reserved with a deposit of $20, either by paypal or by credit card over the phone. As soon as said patient is seen, he or she will have three options, consisting of an immediate refund, applying the deposit to treatment, or having it go to the non-profit of the month.

January/February consults go to Resource Center Dallas. Got a pet cause? Send me a referral!