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Why Not Me? Meet Arya!

02/12/2020 by Christy True
February 12th, 2020 by Christy True

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: Hound/Terrier Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 1 ½ years / Female / Medium (under 60 lbs)

Likes: Lounging in bed, followed by zoomies!

Special Considerations: Adult only home, no other dogs or kitties

We would like to introduce you to Arya, this week’s featured #WhyNotMe pet. This beautiful girl has had a rough start outside of the shelter, as unfortunately she was not the right fit for her prior homes and was returned. Arya is waiting for her furever permanent home at the Whitman County Humane Society. They are located in Pullman, Wash. and are highly dedicated to community awareness and serving pets in need.

Once she has settled in, Arya is a big sweetheart. She loves to go for long walks about the neighborhood, which helps to settle some of her anxiety. Arya loves her toys and partakes in some crazy zoomies on occasion. She is then apt to snuggle up and lounge around in her bed, and enjoys the company of her humans when doing so. Once she settles in and gets to know her family members, they will find that Arya is a loyal people pleaser who is happy to go on new adventures, or just laze about.

Arya will need a home in which her family is committed to her care and special needs. She does display bouts of anxiety at times while in the shelter, however these are now better managed with some calming medication. Arya likes her personal space, and there are boundaries to which she is comfortable when it comes to meeting new people. If put in an uncomfortable situation, Arya can be protective of her “bubble”, and will react; not in a malicious fashion, but rather to establish her threshold.

It is essential that Arya find a behavior-savvy home with which her family is committed to working with her anxieties. Arya is not in any way an aggressive girl, but it is recommended that she go to a home without children, due to her need for boundaries. She will need to be the only pet in the household as well. As she has been known to be an escape artist, and can jump over and slide under fences, when outside she requires that a family member accompany her.

Would you like to learn more about Arya or reach out for a visit? You can visit for Arya’s and other pets’ adoption profiles. You can also email staff at Like all furry family members that are adopted out, Arya will go home spayed, fully vetted, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. There is no adoption fee for Arya, as it was donated by her previous family. They recognize that this special, sweet girl deserves the very best home.

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.