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Why Not Me? Meet Fancy!

11/13/2019 by Katie Virdell
November 13th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

Fancy, mixed breed, needs a home.

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: Lab/Pit Bull Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 7-8 years/Spayed Female/Medium (under 60 lbs)

Loves: Car rides, meeting new people, belly rubs

Special Considerations: Stiffness at times due to spondylosis, will need a single pet home

As you may have seen, we have been featuring extra special senior pets for the month of November, in celebration of National Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month. Well, this week we introduce you to Fancy. She is the sweetest, wiggliest gal that you will ever meet, whose No. 1 goal in life is to love and be loved. Fancy is available for adoption through Forgotten Dogs Rescue, a foster home-based nonprofit rescue group in Washington serving the Tri-Cities of Pasco, Kelso and Richmond and greater Seattle area.

Fancy had originally come to Forgotten Dogs in 2011 when she first arrived as a wee little puppy and was adopted by her foster family. Five years later in 2016, she unfortunately found herself in need of a new home and returned to the rescue. She was adopted again several months later by a new family but sadly things didn’t work out. We are hoping that the third time’s a charm for Fancy to find her fur-ever home.

If there was ever a dog that loves, rather ADORES people, Fancy surely fits the bill. The word “stranger” means absolutely nothing in Fancy’s book. She’s well known to suddenly flop over at people’s feet in hopes of obtaining a good belly rub. Her eyes are a beautiful, piercing ice blue, and behind them is a mushy, affectionate companion who just aims to please. Fancy is absolutely wonderful with kids, and with her previous homes she lived with young-uns, so she is well accustomed to a super high activity level. As she can be a bit of a talker when alone, apartment living isn’t the best fit. Fancy will also need to be the only pet in the household.

When her foster family had noticed that she walked with a bit of a “sway” and seemed to be stiff in the backend, Fancy was taken to the vet for x-rays. They found a couple of spots of spondylosis along her spine, a degenerative condition that is pretty common amongst middle-aged to older dogs. To help, Fancy has been started on a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to help with inflammation and pain, and glucosamine and fish oil supplements assist in keeping her joints healthy. Though she won’t be running a marathon anytime soon, Fancy does “fancy” short walks about the neighborhood. We hear that she has excellent leash manners, too.

If you are searching for a furry companion to share in love & laughter (and don’t forget car rides!), look no further. If you are interested in meeting Fancy and would like to know more about the adoption process, please download an adoption application from and send to  Fancy’s adoption fee is $250, and she will be going to her new home spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

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.