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Why Not Me? Mika Has Been ADOPTED!

01/22/2020 by Katie Virdell
January 22nd, 2020 by Katie Virdell

Mika needs a forever 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: Pit Bull Terrier

Age/Gender/Size: 4 years / Female / Large (~65 pounds)

Loves: People, people, PEOPLE!

Special Considerations: No other pets or small children

This week we feature a gal who puts the “people” in people-person; that is if she weren’t in a dog’s body. Meet Mika, a goofy adult pittie whose sole mission is to become buddies with every person she meets. Mika is currently spending her days in a loving foster home, but would love to find her furever home. She is available for adoption through Forgotten Dogs Rescue, a foster home-based nonprofit rescue group in Washington serving the Tri-Cities and greater Seattle area.

Mika the terrier-mix is availableMika first came to Forgotten Dogs in 2016, and has been patiently waiting for the right family to come along. You will have never met a more happy-go-lucky pup, and she loves to amuse those around her with her hijinks. Mika’s foster mom reports that she loves to cuddle up on the couch and watch TV, lounge in warm rays of sunshine, and has a thing for soft stuffed toys. She’s quick to give them up too, and doesn’t guard any of her goodies, whether food, toys or treats. A huge fan of belly rubs, it doesn’t take much for Mika to flop over and wait for any pair of hands to come along with a warm pat.

Being so vested in her people means that Mika is not so much into other dogs. She will need to be the only pet in the household. Besides, Mika would much rather be the sole provider of snuggles and receiver of belly scratches. Such a happy girl, she might be a little too rambunctious for smaller kids (she may knock them over). A fenced yard would be best for her to cavort in as well. We have learned that Mika is well-trained and smart with commands. Mika’s foster mom has been working with her on leash walks to avoid the distraction of other approaching dogs, and she has been responding very well.

Mika the terrier-mix is availableMika will provide so much joy and devotion to her new family. All she needs in return is to be the sole (furry) provider of that love and affection – ok, belly rubs are also part of the bargain. After waiting for so many  years to find her furever family, we don’t think that is too much to ask. If you would like to learn more about Mika, we urge you to fill out an adoption application through You may also email with any questions. Mika’s adoption fee is $350, and she is already microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. Please come meet this snuggle-bug 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.