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Why Not Me? Meet Ms. Hanna!

03/25/2020 by Katie Virdell
March 25th, 2020 by Katie Virdell

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: Alaskan Malamute

Age/Gender/Size: 6 ½  years / Female / Extra Large (100 lbs)

Likes: Snacking on cheese curds, Netflix and hikes (to work off those cheese curds!)

Special Considerations: Needs a home without small dogs, young kids and kitties. A secured yard is a must!

Meet Ms. Hannah. She is a diva supreme and knows how to work her fluff to her advantage. This sassy sweetheart is available for adoption through Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL for short). They are based in the greater Northwest area and run their organization through a dedicated, big-hearted pool of volunteers, committed to serving and advocating for the welfare of the malamute breed.

Hannah the malamute needs a homeIf you know malamutes, you know that they are a highly strong-willed breed. Well, Ms. Hannah is no different, and she does know how to “test the waters” with her people. For this reason, she will need to be in a home with a family that is very familiar with how a pack mentality works, and can be firm yet gentle in training techniques. Hannah loves hanging out with her people, and is up for snuggling up to a night of Netflix. This diva’s main weakness in life is CHEESE. We have learned that she is especially fond of cheese curds. When not chillaxin’ or snackin’, Ms. Hannah is happy to get outside and go for an adventure – hikes are her favorite!

Being the divine diva that she is, Ms. Hannah will do best in a home with which she is the only furry family member. Smaller dogs and kitties are especially not a good fit for her. Given her size and dominant personality, a home without little kids is also best. Ms. Hannah will need a secured yard, and a malamute-proof home environment, due to a very high level of creativity with her means of escape.

Ms. Hannah needs a home that can provide her with unconditional love and boundaries. Are you that special someone?  Please visit to fill out an online application. WAMAL also has a sponsorship program, for those that want to help but may not be able to adopt or foster at this time. You can learn more about this and the foster program here. Ms. Hannah’s adoption fee is $400, which includes her spay and all vaccinations. Come meet Ms. Hannah 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.