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Why Not Me? Meet Laurie!

By Colleen Williams
September 5, 2018 • 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.


Age/Gender/Size: 8 ½  Yrs. | Female | Medium-Large
Breed: Lab/Boxer Mix
Likes: Exploring, long walks, yummy treats
Dislikes: Sharing you with anyone else!
Special Considerations: Laurie has arthritis and needs daily medication



Laurie arrived to Woodinville’s Homeward Pet Adoption Center as a stray. She wasn’t doing so great; she had a skin infection and hair loss, but has since recuperated and is ready to find her forever home.  She’s 8 and a half-years-young and is always up for adventure.

“She loves to go for walks and to explore and play with toys,” said Kacey Bradley who is an adoption counselor at Homeward Pet. “She’s really, really smart. She loves training, but when she crashes and she’s tired, she is a good sleeper, so she will be a great snuggle companion for somebody.”

Bradley continues: “She’s just one of those dogs that makes you smile every time you see her and every time you interact with her. She’s learned the volunteers and the staff members, and she always lights up when she sees you! She’s just really, really special and will make a wonderful companion for someone.”

Because she was a stray, they recommend that Laurie is the only pet in an adult home (no kids). Bradley says that it’s probably the reason why she hasn’t been adopted yet: “She would like to live with teenagers or adults,” says Bradley. “No little kids for her. Other than that, we really can’t figure it out. She’s a really wonderful mix of everything that you would want in a dog.”

Laurie is on medication for arthritis, which she easily gobbles up when it’s in pill pockets or tucked into her food. She’s been fully vetted and is ready for her forever home at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, WA. For more information, visit their site: or call 425.488.4444.

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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