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Why not me? Meet Rush!

11/06/2019 by Katie Virdell
November 6th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

Rush the cat 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.

Meet Rush! 

Breed: Domestic Short Hair  

Age/Gender/Size: 8 years / Spayed Female / Small

Likes: Hide and seek, napping, kitty companions

Special Considerations: On a specialized urinary diet

As part of November’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Pawsitive Alliance and Healthy Paws introduce you to a vibrant little lady named “Rush”.  Entertaining and affectionate, Rush is looking for a fur-ever family to whom she can shower with love and laughs. Rush is presently available for adoption through Pasado’s Safe Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates out of Sultan, Wash., just northeast of Seattle.

At 8-years-old, Rush may technically be a senior, but in her eyes (and ours), age is just a number. Rush wasn’t just given her name out of the blue. She lives up to this name when it comes to an exciting game of hide and seek, falling into exuberant catnip zoomies and when the sound of a treat bag beckons from the other side of the house. The only thing that gives away Rush’s age is that she loves to nap. She isn’t picky either – whether it be a lap, window ledge, kitty bed or right between her humans’ feet as they are standing, she will find a way to catch some zzz’s.

When you first meet Rush you may notice that she has a limp tail, which is due to a neurological issue. With this, Rush at times has a little involuntary urine leakage, since there appears to be some nerve damage. When it comes to litter box etiquette however, Rush is a perfect little lady. A special diet helps to make sure that her urinary health is top notch as well.

Rush is extremely happy-go-lucky and chummy, and loves the company of humans and feline friends alike. We just know that there is a family out there that fits the bill, waiting to open up their hearts to this darling girl. If you would like to meet Rush, be sure to fill out an adoption questionnaire through Pasado’s Safe Haven. Visit their site at or email

There is a $100 adoption fee that applies, or $175 for two cats if Rush is adopted as part of a pair. If adoption isn’t an option at this time, we hope that you will consider fostering. Like all kitties adopted out of Pasado’s Safe Haven, Rush will go home spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

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.