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Why Not Me? Meet Bruno!

09/25/2019 by Katie Virdell
September 25th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

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: American Pit Bull Terrier

Age/Gender/Size: 4 years / Male / Medium (less than 60 lbs.)

Likes: Playing with toys of all sorts and goofing off!

Special Considerations: Needs to be the only pet in home

We are super excited to share this week’s #WhynotMEpet with you, courtesy of Pawsitive Alliance. Bruno is a super goofy fella that is oh-so-excited to meet his new fur-ever family. This good-looking boy is available for adoption through Seattle Humane, a 501(c)3 organization located in Bellevue, Wash.

Bruno is a super playful galoot, with a charming smile and handsome mug. He is quite the lovebug. When you first meet Bruno, prepare to be met with a full-throttle tail – it never stops. Described as having a wiggly, beefy bod, Bruno is full of energy and would love to spend it romping around with his favorite humans.

While living with his foster family, Bruno was especially fond of keeping his 12-year-old human best friend warm and snuggly in bed.

“Bruno is a super easy going and awesome dog. We have found him to be goofy, delightful and toy loving, especially squishy tennis balls and tug toys,” his foster family said.

A super agile tennis ball fiend, Bruno will jump and flip in the air to chase down his favorite plaything. Bruno is recovering from surgery currently, however, so to resume his favorite activity will take a little bit of time and encouragement.

Treats? Did somebody say treats!? Bruno loves them, and despite his playful demeanor will take them from you with the gentlest of mouths. Like a statue, Bruno will hold his sitting position at perfect attention, until given the “OK” to take his goodie.

He will do best in a home with adults, but teenagers will also make the best of friends. Due to his energy level and athletic prowess, he will need a home without small children and other pets.

Bruno is supported through Seattle Humane’s Foster-to-Adopt Program, which essentially is a trial period so that you can establish whether your family is a good fit. Like all dogs that are adopted through Seattle Humane, Bruno will go home neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

His new family will also be provided with a certificate for a complimentary veterinary examination, and most dog adoptions include six weeks of on-campus training classes. For more information about Bruno, including applicable adoption fees, please visit Seattle Humane’s website at

Adoption fee?

People are sometimes surprised to find out that most animal shelters have an adoption fee. They might think, “Wait a minute! You got this animal for free so why are you charging me to take it off your hands?” This way of thinking ignores both the costs of housing animals as well as their medical care.

Here are some of the things your adoption fee usually covers:

  • Spay/neuter for dogs and cats of age
  • Vouchers for spay/neuter for puppies and kittens too young to be altered
  • Deworming and parasite medication
  • Core vaccines
  • Microchipping (at some shelters)

All of these services are recouped in the standard adoption fee, but at a fraction of what you would have to pay most veterinarians. In fact, adopting a pet at a shelter is a net financial gain for most responsible pet parents in terms of the cost of care.

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.