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Why Not Me? Meet Rebecca!

By Colleen Williams
February 13, 2019 • 3 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: Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix
Age/Gender/Size: 4.5 years
Likes: Cuddling on the couch, playing in her baby pool in the summer
Dislikes: Not having a forever home!
Special Considerations: Adult-only home with no other pets; Becks is on behavioral anti-anxiety medication (see below)

Rebecca, aka Becks, is a 4-year-old pit bull mix who will make the perfect companion for someone who likes to be active, but also has their lazy days. “She is kind of the perfect mix of personalities,” said Jenny Black, an animal behavior manager at Homeward Pet Adoption Center, where Becks is located. “She can be really energetic and athletic and want to go on hikes, but her favorite thing is probably to cuddle on the couch and sit under your arm and watch Netflix with you.”

Rebecca has been adopted before, but was taken back to the shelter. She’s been there since last April (2018).

“I think it’s hard for her breed and she’s a black dog and it’s a little bit harder for black dogs as well in the shelter to get the attention they deserve,” said Jenny. “Also she needs to be the only pet in the home. We’ve got a lot of families here with other dogs and cats in their homes, so she’ll have to be the only pet, but she’s the only one you’ll need.”

Rebecca is on some anxiety medication, but Black said it’s cheap and she has no trouble taking it.

“She can be a little bit nervous around new people in general,” said Black. “She hasn’t met a lot of kids while she’s here, but I imagine she’d be a little bit nervous at first. Otherwise, once she warms up to you, usually takes a little bit of cheese, then she gets along pretty much with everybody.”

During the summertime, Becks’s favorite thing to do is play in her plastic pool.

Notes from the shelter:

Let me tell you about my friend Rebecca. I always tell people that Becks is made of sunshine. I absolutely can’t wait to see that sweet face in her kennel when I go in to walk her. Her tail starts wagging and I just feel any stress from the day melt away. She’s a total cuddle-muffin once she gets to know you. We’re talking full-on marshmallow lap dog. Her foster dad has even described her as the cuddliest dog he’s ever met – and he’s met a lot of dogs!

Becks loves toys too! In her foster home, she would pick one toy out of the basket at a time, play with it for an hour or two, then move on to the next one. She’s incredibly smart. She knows all kinds of tricks like sit, down, and even spin.

Becks will thrive in a home that can offer her consistency, and she adapts easily to routines: play time, walk time, meal time, sleep time, and her favorite of all times, snuggle time! She is crate trained and house trained, and not destructive when left alone. She’s not the biggest fan of the rain, but if it means going for a walk and spending quality time with her person, she’s in!

Becks needs an adult-only home with no other pets so she can soak up all of your love, affection and attention. She sounds pretty perfect, right? We love her so much here, but we know that there’s so much more out there for her. She’s looking for someone special – is it you?

Rebecca has been spayed and fully vetted (vaccinations and wellness visits). If you are interested in adopting Rebecca, visit Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, WA. Once there, you’ll talk with the staff to see if Becks is the right fit for you.

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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