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Why Not Me? Meet Lily!

09/04/2019 by Katie Virdell
September 4th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

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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:  Terrier Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 2 – 3 years/Female (spayed)/Small

Likes: Daycare with buddies, playing princess!

Special Considerations: Needs a child-free home

Courtesy of Pawsitive Alliance, Healthy Paws is pleased to feature this week’s #WhynotMEpet! Meet Lily, a cute-as-a-button terrier mix who enjoys being the center of attention! Lily is adoptable through Seattle Dogs Homeless Program, a 501c3 nonprofit dog rescue based out of Seattle, WA. Seattle Dogs works tirelessly to assist homeless and surrendered dogs to find their fur-ever loving homes.

At only 12 lbs., Lily is a sprightly little girl who has no problem demonstrating that she is the life of the party! Though she is a little shy when she first meets new people, it takes only a short time for her to warm up and express her fun, quirky side. Always the fashion diva, Lily likes to sport the latest in fashion, as you can see in her stylish plaid lavender frock!

Playful, curious and always exploring the world around her, Lily will flourish in a quiet home without kids. Having a pet parent who spends most time at home would be ideal, but Lily would also enjoy keeping her loved one company in their work environment. Lily has oodles of fun with other dogs, and if daycare is an option, that would definitely be worth looking into for her. We have heard that she gets along very well with kitties as well. Above all, Lily would love to be the center of your world, and she will enjoy every bit of spoiling that you can shower her with!

Lily is in need of an adopter who is willing to dedicate the time, love and stability she deserves. As with most dogs that have not had a lot of leash time, she could use a refresher course on leash etiquette. Lily is potty trained, but is most accustomed to potty pads. She will simply need some guidance as to taking care of her business outdoors when applicable.

We hope that you will venture to Seattle to meet sweet Lily. She is truly a sweetheart and will capture your heart! Lily will go home spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $350. For more information about Lily and to learn about additional pets that are hoping to find a new family, please visit You can view and start the adoption process by emailing Seattle Dogs at There are steps involved in the adoption process, as it is of the utmost importance that they find the right fit for each and every dog that is adopted out.

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.