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Why Not Me? Sitka Has Been ADOPTED!

10/02/2019 by Katie Virdell
October 2nd, 2019 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: Australian Kelpie Mix

Age/Gender/Size: 1.5 years / Male / Medium (less than 60 lbs.)

Likes: Pets and people of all shapes & sizes

Special Considerations: Learning the ropes with leash and potty training

This week, Healthy Paws is shining the spotlight on Sitka, a handsome young guy that is brought to you through Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign. Sitka is available through Seattle Dogs Homeless Program, a 501c3 that helps both homeless and surrendered dogs to find loving homes.

Sitka was homeless for the majority of his young life, but is ready to start anew with a fur-ever family to call his very own. With tall perky ears and a beautiful coat made up of fall colors (chestnut, red, gold, and white), this inquisitive boy is ready to explore the Pacific Northwest. Sharing the same name as the small Alaskan city is quite appropriate for Sitka is full of wonder and adventure and is ready to hit the wilderness for a grand hike or a fun family camping trip.

Making adjustments to an indoor lifestyle is becoming easier for Sitka with each passing day; he just needs a little time and patience when it comes to potty training and leash manners. Sitka shared his love with a small baby and a kitten before he came to Seattle Dogs and has proven to be great around other dogs as well. There are a myriad of homes and families that would make a perfect fit for this sweet boy. A fenced yard (at least 6 ft. tall) however, is necessary so that Sitka doesn’t roam.

Hitting the trails, jogging with a buddy or simply cuddling and chilling with his humans – these are things that Sitka can’t wait to do with a new family. With love, patience and understanding, Sitka will make a smooth transition from homelessness to safe, comfortable and settled. We hope that you will stop by to meet him today.

To be considered, please fill out an application online at A minimum adoption fee of $400 applies, and Sitka will go home with his new family neutered, fully vetted, vaccinated and microchipped. Additional questions? Please email Seattle Dogs at

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.