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Why Not Me? Meet Hoobert!

03/11/2020 by Katie Virdell
March 11th, 2020 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: Shepherd Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 2.5 years / Male / Large (over 60 lbs)

Likes: Playing ball all day long!

Special Considerations: Dog selective, dog-savvy kids only

Meet Hoobert! This long, lean bundle of energy with the big bunny ears is ready for baseball season. Well, OK any type of ball season, so long as it is accompanied by a new furever family. He is available for adoption through the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, located in Kennewick, Wash. They are a private, non-profit adoption center that is dedicated to making a positive change in the lives of all animals in shelters and beyond.

Have we mentioned that Hoobert is ready to play some ball? Initially found as a stray, Hoobert has since made it his mission in life to do all-things-ball. He enjoys lounging with his humans after a long day, and is really taking to life outside of a kennel. When he’s not having fun outside partaking in his favorite activity, you can often find him soaking up the sun’s rays. The sunny days are coming, so we know that he should soon have some sunny spots to enjoy.

Hoobert doesn’t care for the shelter environment, and when meeting new humans needs an adjustment period to calm his nerves. He is happy to share his home with another canine companion, however since he was found as a stray he is dog-selective. In terms of other family members, dog-savvy children who are respectful of boundaries are best.

If you are ready to change the life of a pup searching for a family to bestow his affection, look no further than Hoobert. Just be sure to have a good throwing arm. Through patience, positive reinforcement and love, you can transform this former stray’s life into something remarkable. To meet Hoobert, please reach out to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society and set up some time to get-to know him. You can also fill out an adoption questionnaire here. Hoobert’s adoption fee is $100, and he will go home neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Come meet Hoobert today!

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.