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ADOPTED! Why Not Me? Meet Mandy!

By Colleen Williams
January 9, 2019 • 2 min. read

Mandy has been adopted as of April 2019!

Discover more adoptable pets in the Healthy Paws and Pawsitive Alliance “Why Not Me?” program.

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: Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
Age/Gender/Size: 8 years / Female / Medium
Likes: Playing, running, and being active!
Dislikes: Cats
Special Considerations: Mandy has had some UTIs in the past

Mandy is an 8 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix who will melt you heart. She is a calm dog but still loves to be active. “Once she gets into a home and she gets acclimated, her personality really will shine and she’ll be one of those dogs that’ll be a great forever companion,” said Amy Ferguson, the Executive Director of Pawsitive Alliance to Fox Q13 News. “Especially if you’re looking for a dog that is a little bit on the calmer side, but will also be active, that kind of home would be great for her.”

Ferguson said people might look past Mandy at the shelter because she’s older or might have health issues, but Mandy doesn’t let her age slow her down. “The only thing she has a history of is urinary tract infections, so the only thing the adopter needs to know is to watch out for that, but other than that she’s spunky, she’s spry, she’s active. She wants to be a part of a home that is also active as well.”

Mandy would love a home where she won’t have to compete with other dogs for attention. This girl wants to be your one and only. She’s also energetic with a strong instinct to herd, so the shelter is recommending children in the home should be over 9 years old and no cats. It would be beneficial to read about the Catahoula Leopard Dog prior to meeting Mandy.

Mandy has been fully vetted (spayed, microchipped and vaccinated), and is available for adoption at the Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, WA. You can reach them by email at or by phone: (425) 257-6000.

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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