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Why Not Me? Meet Tessa!

By Colleen Williams
March 13, 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: Pit bull
Age/Gender/Size: 5 years old / Female / Medium-large
Likes: Cuddles, shredding toys, and belly rubs
Dislikes: Not much!
Special Considerations: Tessa needs to be on a healthy diet as she is a little overweight

She’s a 5-year-old pit bull terrier who is very friendly and loves to say hi to everybody. She’s at PAWS in Lynnwood, WA and is described as a lovely lady who is “well-mannered and makes an excellent snuggle buddy!”

“She is spunky,” said Anya Pamplona, the Animal Services Manager at PAWS. “She likes to run around and play, chew on balls. She enjoys other canine companions that want to do more of a like a hang out walk around with her. She’s going to bond really strong with whomever is lucky enough to adopt this sweet girl.” Tessa is looking for a home with a super comfy bed to call her own and gets along well with other pups.

Tessa is fairly healthy, but she’s a little bit overweight at almost 80 pounds. “Her ideal home would be with somebody who can give her a lot of exercise because she needs to slim back down,” said Pamplona. “Also plenty of love and just let her have some time to kind of just settle in and really get used to her new family. She’s been through a lot, so she definitely deserves some stability in her life.”

Shelter staff hope someone or a family will fall in love with Tessa and make her part of their family.

“Probably one of the things she likes to do is shred her toys,” said Pamplona. “She does like to get belly rubs. She is all about the cuddles. She thinks cuddles are the best. Even though she’s a bigger gal, she loves to go on walks. She’s one of our volunteer favorites here.”

Tessa has been fully vetted, spayed, and is up to date on all her shots. If you are interested in learning more about Tessa visit the shelter’s website.

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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