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Why Not Me? Meet Gracie!

By Colleen Williams
March 6, 2019 • 2 min. read

We’ve partnered with Pawsitive Alliance for the #WhyNotMePets campaign to give difficult-to-home pets an extra paw up. These lovable pets are ready to find their forever homes.


 Breed: Domestic shorthair
Age/Gender/Size: 12 years / Female
Special Considerations: Possible eye condition; adults and older kids only

Meet Gracie! She is a sweet and confident girl that is looking to be the queen of her castle. A perfect day for Gracie includes chasing around a wand toy before curling up next to her favorite person. She spent some time in a loving foster home and her foster parents adored her. They said, “Gracie is a sweet girl who always comes out to say hi and clearly loves having a person around to be able to give her head scratches. She is distracted easily by pets and wants to plop down by your leg and take in the world around her.”

“Even at 12, she is very playful,” said Rachel Underbakke from Seattle Humane. “She is super active, she loves to hunt things, she loves to play. She is really confident, very social. She is a cat that really knows what she wants and she likes to be in charge of the situation.”

This cutie is looking for a home without any other animals so that she can have your full attention. Gracie enjoys the company of adults and older children that will respect her space when she is trying to have quiet time.

“She slept with a foster parent every night,” said Underbakke. “She just loves to be near people. I really like her because she’s confident and in charge and she likes to handle things the way that she likes to handle things with me, which makes her a very fun cat.”

Gracie did have an existing eye condition that seems to be on the mend. “She has an eye issue that has cleared up dramatically,” said Underbakke. “She came in and one of her eyes was almost completely white. You could hardly ever see her eye and now it looks great. It’s really clear. She is going to be on eye medications twice a day. That could be a lifelong med, we’re not totally sure.”

If you are looking for an independent girl to keep you company, then Gracie might be the perfect match! She’s also available for a home trial period in Seattle Humane’s Foster to Adopt program.

Gracie has been fully vetted, spayed, microchipped and is up-to-date on all vaccinations. Each pet will go home with a certificate for a complimentary veterinary examination. Contact the Seattle Humane Society at (425) 641-0080 or stop by their Bellevue, WA location.

Every Wednesday, Healthy Paws will highlight a new pet from Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign. Visit the #WhyNotMePets page for a list of adoptable dogs and cats.

colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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