‘Why Not Me’ Pets for December
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.
Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with this month’s featured pets – Nacho, Dibby, Miss Kitty, and bonded pair I Dare You & Lyn-z Way!
Breed: Pittie Mix
Age/Gender/Size: 7 years / Male / Large (60lbs+)
Likes: Playing fetch, going for walks
Special Considerations: Kids 12 years and older, no pets
Contact: Dog Gone Seattle
Adoption Fee: $400
Originally rescued from Kaui Humane Society, Nacho is the longest rescue resident with rescue group Dog Gone Seattle. Nacho has been waiting for his furever family since September 2019. Super affectionate and happy to lounge about the house with you, Nacho also makes a great companion for long walks and adventures. During this rainy Pacific Northwest weather, he is even quite content to go for a nice stroll on your treadmill. When going for a jaunt outside, Nacho has excellent leash manners and having had full obedience training, he can even teach you a thing or two!
When outside of his home environment, Nacho can be a little anxious. Nothing that a stable, dog-savvy family can’t help. His ideal home has a securely fenced yard in a quiet, single-family neighborhood. If you have kids, they should be aged 12 years and over, and he will need to be the only pet in your home. Nacho’s current foster parent is a trainer, and his adoption will include two take-home lessons, so you can continue working with him. He will flourish with the love and support of a home that can provide him with leadership and structure. Nacho is part of Dog Gone Seattle’s Foster to Adopt program. You may apply to foster online or email email@example.com.
Breed: Domestic short hair
Age/Gender/Size: Senior / Female / Small
Likes: Lots of affection, warm laps
Medical Considerations: Diabetic – receives insulin
Contact: Seattle Area Feline Rescue
Adoption Fee: $50
This Lil’ lady is the sweetest kitty you will ever meet. She is the perfect companion for a Pet Parent who works from home – just be prepared to have a new office assistant. Careful to avoid your keyboard, Dibby will make herself right at home in ensuring your lap stays warm on these rainy, chilly winter days. Dibby isn’t all business, however – she loves her playtimes and even enjoys grooming sessions. In addition, she hasn’t ever come across a laundry basket with warm, comfy clothes that she hasn’t liked! If you have other furry companions, Dibby will be a great addition to the family, as she gets along well with other kitties and dogs.
Dibby is diabetic and has a heart condition, both for which she receives medication. She is a perfect little lady when it comes time for you to administer her insulin injections and give her heart medication. You won’t have to worry about her putting up a fight. What she will do is melt your heart and shower you with unconditional love. If you’re interested in adopting, please sign up for the waitlist on the Seattle Area Feline Rescue’s website to follow-up with an adoption counselor. You can also see a video of sweet Dibby here!
Name: Miss Kitty
Breed: Domestic short hair
Age/Gender/Size: 13 years / Female / Small
Likes: Wet food, sharing her opinion on everything!
Special Considerations: No dogs or small kids
Contact: Yakima Humane Society
Adoption Fee: $35
If you are looking for a no-nonsense, confident kitty who knows what she wants out of life, then look no further. Meet Miss Kitty! This senior lady is looking to be the queen of her furever castle, to live with a Pet Parent with whom she can bond and open up to. Be sure to stock up on wet food, as that is definitely going to gain you bonus points! Miss Kitty will take some time to settle in, but once she does she will keep you on your toes and laughing. She can be quite opinionated at times and talks back with soft, raspy mews. Miss Kitty isn’t always no-nonsense, and once bonded with her human is quite affectionate.
Miss Kitty will flourish in a home that can promise her space and independence. She would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Being the senior lady that she is, Miss Kitty is deserving of spending her golden years with a loving new family, albeit on her own terms at times! If you are interested in adopting Miss Kitty, please fill out an adoption questionnaire from the Yakima Humane Society’s website. A staff member will contact you once your questionnaire has been received.
Name: I Dare You and Lyn-Z Way – Bonded Pair
Breeds: Pittie Mixes
Age/Gender/Size: 2 years / Male / 40 lbs, 1 year / Female / 30 lbs
Likes: Meeting new people, goofing around in the backyard
Special Considerations: Kids 8 years and older, no other pets
Medical Considerations: I Dare You – cleft palate repair, Lyn-Z Way – blind
Contact: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
Adoption Fee: $800 (for the pair)
A bonded pair of pups are looking for their new furever family this holiday. I Dare You and Lyn-Z Way thrive on affection and love to meet new people. The best part is, you will receive snuggles and cuddles from all sides. I Dare You is a huge fan of leisurely walks, as long as the weather is mild. Lyn-Z Way is no homebody either, as she loves to be out and about. Both of these kids are goofy and energetic and are eager to show off for their new family.
I Dare You was born with a cleft palate but did undergo a successful surgical repair. He does need to be monitored with regards to what types of toys and treats his mouth meets though. Diet needs to be taken into careful consideration as well since I Dare You has a sensitive stomach, and food allergies (particularly chicken) seem to be the culprit.
As his sister Lyn-Z Way is blind, I Dare You has become her seeing eye and emotional support buddy. Lyn-Z Way is an excellent napper, but will need help with mastering new commands and learning the ropes in her new home environment. Understandably, she can be nervous in unfamiliar surroundings but having the companionship of I Dare You settles her separation anxiety. At the end of a long day, Lyn-Z Way is happy to tuck away into her crate to catch some z’s.
I Dare You and Lyn-z Way are deserving of a family they can love as much as they love each other. If you are interested in opening up your home to this affectionate pair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an adoption application
You may also watch their video here.
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.