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Several ‘Why Not Me?’ Pets Find Their Forever Homes

04/29/2020 by Christy True
April 29th, 2020 by Christy True

Just when we could all use a little good news comes word from our partners at Pawsitive Alliance that several of the dogs and cats featured in the #WhyNotMePets marketing campaign have found forever homes in the last few months.

These lovable pets are difficult to home for various reasons – some are older or have medical needs, some don’t get along with other pets or children, and some are breeds that have been unfairly maligned such as the bully breeds, but all still make wonderful pets for the right families. All “Why Not Me?” pets have been homeless for at least two months and some for much longer.

So, it’s a happy day when these pets finally get to leave the shelter or foster care and are welcomed into a loving home. Thank you to the kind-hearted adopters who were willing to look past these pet’s challenges and see them for the sweet companions they can be.

Here are some of the pets who are now with new families.

Lady Bug

Lady Bug the catLady Bug is a three-year-old calico cat, who is said to be a real talker and loves hanging around with her people. Lady Bug is a willing participant for some frisky playtime and loves toys of all sorts. She was adopted through Purrfect Pals, in Arlington, Wash.


Slinky the catSlinky had lived in a few homes, all which proved to be a little too chaotic for her gentle nature. Though she likes to take things slow, once she has warmed up, she is an absolute doll, and loves to playfully nudge her people with her cheeks. The shiny black four-year-old has Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) that can be managed by diet. She was adopted through the Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC).


Mika the pit bullMika is a terrier with a happy-go-lucky nature who loves people but needed a home with no other pets or small children because of her rambunctious nature. She was described as a goofy pittie whose sole mission is to become buddies with every person she meets. She loves to cuddle up on the couch and watch TV, lounge in warm rays of sunshine, and has a penchant for soft stuffed toys. After nearly a four year wait, since she was a puppy, she was adopted from Forgotten Dogs Rescue, a foster home-based nonprofit rescue group in Washington state.


Sassafras the catSassafras, a sweet senior kitty (over 14) has found a home to live out her days. Besides her age, she needed to be in a home with no other pets or small children. This sassy little gal with the beautiful plush black coat and dazzling eyes is an older gal, but she still has a ton of spunk. She still loves to play and can put any dog to shame with her fetching skills. She especially loves plunking down on your lap and waiting for some rubs under the chin. She was adopted from the Homeward Pet Adoption Center, based in Woodinville, Wash.


Elvis the catElvis is a beautiful muted 10-year-old calico kitty, with bright green eyes and dainty white paws. She really knows how to command the stage when it comes to coaxing love and attention from her admirers. Elvis’ stage of choice is a kitty tree or windowsill that captures the sunshine. She was adopted from the Auburn Valley Humane Society in Auburn, Wash.


Sitka the dogSitka is a young Australian Kelpie Mix who was homeless for the majority of his young life, but is finally getting a chance to start anew with a fur-ever family to call his very own. With tall perky ears and a beautiful coat made up of fall colors (chestnut, red, gold, and white), this inquisitive boy is full of wonder and adventure and is ready to hit the outdoors for a grand hike or a fun family camping trip. Sitka was adopted from Seattle Dogs Homeless Program.

Little Girl

Little Girl the catLittle Girl is a petite kitty with full white whiskers that strike a beautiful contrast against her shiny black fur. A shy but very sweet 9-year-old lady, Little Girl will get the love, patience and chin scratches she needs with a new family. Little Girl was adopted through Seattle Humane, located in Bellevue, Wash.


Oscar the catOscar is approaching his golden years and is diabetic, but gazing into his crystal green eyes, one would never know that he is 10 years of age. All about chest and neck scratches, Oscar will alert you with meows and affectionate headbutts as to when he is ready for some pets. He also loves to engage in meowningful conversations with his humans and is always up for a good chat. He was adopted through the Benton-Franklin Humane Society located in Kennewick, Wash.


Oreo the cat Oreo is an affectionate and sprightly 10-year-old who found a family to provide him with the urinary support diet he needs and to spend his golden years with. Oreo was said to have a “Bashful Blue” personality, as he takes some time to warm up to a new environment, but once acclimated, he is easy-to-please, sweet and loves to spend quality time with his humans. He was adopted through the Pet Adoption Center in Kent, Wash., care of Regional Animal Services of King County.


Seous the pit bullSeous is a handsome, brindle-colored pit bull mix, with beautiful hazel eyes, a charming streak of white on his chest, and sock-paws on his front feet. At one-and-a-half years old, he is still very much a puppy and has the energy to match – he loves to explore, run and play. Because of his high energy, he needed some training and a pet parent who would help him get plenty of exercise. He was adopted from the Yakima Humane Society in Yakima, Wash.