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Why Not Me? Rolph Has Been ADOPTED!

08/14/2019 by Katie Virdell
August 14th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

adoptable dog Rolph

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 Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 3.5 years/Male (neutered)/Large (over 60 lbs)

Likes: Belly rubs, tug-of-war and showing off!

Special Considerations: Needs a home with no small children or other pets

This week, we are happy to feature Rolph, a 3.5-year-old male pit bull mix who is currently spending his time with a foster family, via the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, WA. They are a private, nonprofit animal shelter that has been caring for animals in need since 1908.

With a delightful, lovey-dovey soul and a smashing smile to match, Rolph has already won over the hearts of so many! Rolph believes that any free lap is open real estate, and is happy to keep yours warm and snuggly on those gloomy Northwest winter days. He has never met a toy, yummy treat or bone that he didn’t like. Like many of us, he prefers to nosh on his goodies from the comfort of his bed. Being a jack of all trades, Rolph will be happy to demonstrate his skills with commands such as “sit”, “lie down” and “shake”.  He is also crate-trained!

Rolph will do best in a home with no small kids, as he doesn’t realize his size and strength – he is after all, a boisterous teenager! Rolph would prefer to be your one and only, so being in a home that does not have additional pets will be best. As Rolph has so much energy and excitement to share, an apartment may not be the best abode for him; rather, a house with a fully fenced in yard will provide the perfect space and security for him to bounce around.

We are hopeful that this lap dog in a big dog’s body finds the family of his dreams this summer. Pay a visit to the Kitsap Humane Society to meet Rolph, and you will be met with sloppy kisses and tushy wags! To learn more about Rolph, as well as the adoption process and associated adoption fees, please visit . You can also email or call (360) 692-6977.

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.