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Why Not Me? Lady Bug Has Been ADOPTED!

01/01/2020 by Katie Virdell
January 1st, 2020 by Katie Virdell

Lady Bug cat

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: Domestic Short Hair  

Age/Gender/Size: 3 years / Spayed Female / Small

Likes: Long, meaningful conversations and simply hanging around with her people

Special Considerations: No kitties or young children BUT does well with dogs

This week’s #WhynotMEpet is Lady Bug, a sweet little kitty with a unique back story.  Lady Bug is three years old, and cute as a button with her calico coat and beautiful green-yellow eyes. She is currently up for adoption through Purrfect Pals, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Arlington, Wash. In addition to finding purrfect homes for kitties in need, they help in the prevention of cat homelessness through community outreach and programs.

Lady Bug is an international traveler, having come from Oman in the Middle East. Her previous pet parent, a soldier in the military, had adopted Lady Bug while overseas and brought her home to America. Unfortunately when she was again deployed, Lady Bug’s mom was unable to bring her along on the journey, and had to surrender her to the shelter.

A talker, Lady Bug loves to divulge, and will tell anyone and everyone what is on her mind at any given time. She knows how to hold a conversation – you never have to worry about awkward silences once you have struck up a conversation with Lady Bug. Not only does she keep those around her entertained with her chit chat, she loves toys and is not picky about the type. Whether it be rattling toys, fishing poles with feathers and fringe, kitty tunnels, toy mice and of course, any of the above spruced up with some catnip, Lady Bug is a willing participant for some frisky playtime.

Though she is not fond of other kitties, Lady Bug does get along well with dogs. In terms of people, she will settle in well with pet parents that are cat savvy, and that do not have young children in the home.

Are you interested in meeting this cute little darling? We urge you to visit with Lady Bug in the Meet and Greet Room at the Purrfect Pals Arlington sanctuary. Her profile is available at, and you can email with any additional inquiries. An adoption fee applies, and like all kitties adopted through Purrfect Pals, Lady Bug will go home spayed, microchipped, viral tested and started on vaccinations.

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.