Why Not Me? Meet Seous – ADOPTED!
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.
SEOUS HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
Breed: Pit Bull terrier mix
Age/Gender/Size: 1.5 years / Male / Large (65 lbs.)
Likes: Lots of activity, cuddling
Special Considerations: Needs some training, lots of exercise
Seous is a handsome, brindle-colored Pit Bull mix, with beautiful hazel eyes, a charming streak of white on his chest, and sock-paws on his front feet. At one-and-a-half years old, he is still very much a puppy and has the energy to match – he loves to explore, run and play. Because of his high energy, he would do best with an active family that has a big yard or can take him out frequently for exercise. Care should be taken with small children as he could accidentally knock them over with his 65 pounds of enthusiasm.
Like any pittie, once he is worn out, Seous is quite the lovebug and wants to cuddle with you like a baby, especially if he feels scared. He has been friendly and sweet with all the people he’s met at the shelter.
Seous was found with another dog and seems to get along well with other dogs. If you have another dog in your home, it is recommended that you plan a meet and greet prior to adoption to make sure they will be best buds.
As a young dog with an indeterminate past, Seous will need some training. The good news is that he is a smart boy, and shelter volunteers have been working with him on the command “down.” He can be a bit of a puller on walks so he needs to learn some leash manners, and a harness would be best.
Seous is at the Yakima (Wash.) Humane Society (about a two-hour drive from Seattle) and will be available for adoption on Dec. 20. If you would like further information about adopting Seous, please reach out to the Yakima Humane Society at firstname.lastname@example.org. An adoption fee of $175 applies. Seous will go home with his new family neutered and up to date on all vaccinations.
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.