Why Not Me? Meet Louie!
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: Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
Age/Gender/Size: 3 years / Male / Large (60 + lbs)
Likes: Long runs, chasing tennis balls and working on commands
Special Considerations: Adult only home, no other dogs or kitties
This handsome boy with the mismatched eyes is in need of a loving family, and we are hoping that he will find just that this winter. Louie is currently available for adoption through the Kitsap Humane Society. They are an independent non-profit organization serving the Kitsap peninsula in Washington state and beyond.
Louie had been in and out of homes for most of his younger years. Life at the Humane Society began when his most recent owner was deployed overseas, and Louie had to be surrendered. He is super active and would make an excellent running partner. Tennis balls are his thing as well, and he will fetch till the cows come home. Louie is sure to keep you well entertained. When he’s not zooming around like a goof, he enjoys lounging and snuggling up with his favorite people. Louie is extremely smart, so food puzzles and problem solving are right up his alley.
It’s not surprising that, given his history of being bounced around, Louie is a little hesitant with meeting new people. It is recommended that Louie live with dog savvy adults, without kids, pups and other animals. He will thrive in an atmosphere with which he feels supported and secure. A fenced in yard in a low traffic neighborhood is perfect, as Louie doesn’t care to see other pets out and about. Because meeting strangers can be scary (especially adult men), when Louie is outside of his home and yard, a basket muzzle is the perfect accessory for him – it will ensure that others are safe while keeping his nose sniffing and exploring.
The Kitsap Humane Society recognized that Louie was having some issues with reactivity and guarding his goods, and had him assessed by a behaviorist. They want for Louie to succeed in his new home, and are giving him the tools to do just that. Louie’s new pet parent(s) will be provided with his behavioral assessment and a plan to keep up the good work. The humane society even has a behavior department to assist along the way.
If you are interested in meeting Louie, please call Kitsap Humane at 360-692-6977 or email email@example.com to request an adoption application. Louie is spending time in a foster home, so meet and greets are currently set up by appointment. An adoption fee applies, and like all pets that are adopted through the Kitsap Humane Society, Louie will go home neutered, dewormed, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.
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.