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Why Not Me? Meet Max!

12/04/2019 by Katie Virdell
December 4th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

Max 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: Boxer Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 5 years / Male / Large (60 + lbs)

Likes: Burning energy and playing with my friends

Special Considerations: Gets along well with other dogs and kids, no cats please

December is upon us, and with that brings our first WhyNotMe pet for the month, Max. He is a big galoof that is looking for a new family, one that is ready for some major calorie burning and entertainment. Max is available for adoption through the Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE), based in Silverdale, Wash. KARE partners with overcrowded shelters all around the nation, with a commitment to connecting their rescues with loving homes.

Max had been abandoned by his previous owner, and is looking for a second chance. He is definitely a bundle of energy as he has spent a good portion of his life in a crate. Being a larger boy, all of that energy needs to go somewhere – he would love to accompany his human on walks/runs, or explore some great Pacific Northwest hiking trails. A fenced backyard would provide a great refuge for Max to let loose and be his goofy self, while playing some fun games with his family. Max’s caretakers have expressed that while he is a laughable fella, during quiet times he has a way of really being in-tuned with the emotions of those around him, and exhibits a comforting presence.

Since Max has such a zest for life and wants to be in on all the action, he can be a little overwhelming to other dogs. As he gets used to a routine and a regular means of releasing pent up get-up-and-go, Max would do well with other dogs. He is so friendly and it would be great for him to have a buddy. Little human buddies are welcome, too – with his fervor, kids over the age of 7 years are recommended, so he is not as likely to knock ‘em down with his excitement. Max will however, need a kitty-free home.

If you would like further information about adopting Max, please reach out to KARE at An adoption fee of $150 applies. Fostering is another fantastic way in which you can help to change lives. To find out more, email Max will go home with his new family neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. Come meet Max 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.