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ADOPTED! Why Not Me? Meet America’s Sweetheart!

By Colleen Williams
November 29, 2017 • 2 min. read

America’s Sweetheart has been adopted as of June 2018!

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.

“If your life is due for a dose of spunk and you’re ready to help this little girl take on the world, then she’s ready to take over your heart.”


This playful and mischievous Jack Russell Terrier Mix was born in November 2015 and weighs a little under 10lbs. For her, there’s never a bad time to romp with other dogs or show a chew toy who is boss.

America’s Sweetheart, or Sweetie as she’s called at the shelter, is healthy and active, but was born with several conditions that require human support to help her lead the super-pup life she loves. She has a neurological condition that causes instability and a lack of depth perception, and a liver condition that will require lifelong supplements (denamarin) and a specialized diet. She has a visible “bobble head,” a condition that may go away as she ages, or could be chronic. This condition also means that she isn’t a fan of being picked up. She’s working on potty training, but currently prefers wee-wee pads over going outside.

Sweetie is crate-trained, loves to cuddle, and gets along well with other dogs, and even gets along with cats! With an understanding family, she will flourish in your home. She’s also spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea treated, and dewormed. She’s currently with Motley Zoo Rescue. All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and either a Martingale collar or a harness, depending on each dog’s needs.

Please email and request an adoption application, or give them a call at (206) 453-8480.

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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