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Why Not Me? Pets Who Need Homes

10/28/2020 by Katie Virdell
October 28th, 2020 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.  

Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with this month’s featured pets – Abe, Jupiter, Rocket, and Rush! 

Name: Abe

Breed: Pit Bull Terrier 

Age/Gender/Size: 5 years / Male / Large

Likes: Stuffed toys, hanging out on the couch, learning new things

Special Considerations: No cats or other dogs in the home

Contact: The Prez Foundation

Adoption Fee: $200

Abe the dogAbe, a snugglebug with a nubby little wiggle tail is looking for his furever home. Abe absolutely adores people, and he would like nothing more than to snuggle up on the couch with his family during these blustery autumn months. When he’s not lazing about, Abe loves to play with his stuffed toys, and is quite keen on his tennis balls. Due to some knee and hip issues, Abe isn’t able to go on long walks, but short ones will do just fine. Abe recently had a case of “happy tail”, which just means that he was so excited to be around his people that his tail “whapped” into everything around him, resulting in injury. After having the majority of his tail amputated, he was left with the most adorable little black bear bottom. 

As we had mentioned, Abe loves, loves, LOVES people. Kids are OK as long as they are respectful of his space. A home without cats and other dogs is recommended, however, Abe would probably enjoy meeting new friends at the dog park. Abe can be fostered through The Prez Foundation. If you have any further questions about this handsome guy you may contact them via email, or call 425-480-8642.

Name: Jupiter

Breed:  Domestic Medium Hair 

Age/Gender/Size: 13 years / Male / Small

Likes: Sunbeams and kitty friends

Medical Considerations: On medications for various conditions, FIV positive 

Contact: Pasado’s Safe Haven

Adoption Fee: $50 (senior kitties)

Jupiter the catIf there were ever a senior kitty who knew how to live life to its fullest, it would be Jupiter. He is a sweetheart and is happy to spend his days in a loved one’s lap or a lazy, warm sunbeam. Jupiter loves to participate in play when there are fun toys around, however.  Though he is FIV positive, Jupiter has been able to live a full, happy life just like any other kitty. Jupiter is being treated for feline asthma with an inhaler and does great when it comes to his treatments. He also takes medication for blood pressure and receives sub-q fluids a couple of times per week.

Jupiter has really bonded with some of the other kitties at Pasado’s, and so having a new feline friend in his furever home would be great. The folks at Pasado’s Safe Haven will be happy to review Jupiter’s medical needs with his new family and demonstrate how to give sub-q fluids (it’s really easy!). To learn more about the adoption process through Pasado’s Safe Haven, please visit  Adoption questionnaires are available here as well.

Name: Rocket

Breed: Shepherd Mix  

Age/Gender/Size: 5 years / Male / Large

Likes: Adventures, jogging, hiking

Special Considerations: No kids or other dogs in the home

Contact: Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS)

Adoption Fee: $120

Rocket the dogRocket, handsome and with the most expressive eyebrows you will ever encounter, would love to be united with a furever family. If you are up for an adventure, Rocket is your man! Up for hiking, jogging, or whatever expedition you are taking part in, he will be your partner through and through. Having a well-structured routine is very beneficial as well. Jupiter will need a little bit of time to acclimate, but once he realizes the space, love, and comfort with which he is provided, he will remain by your side.

Rocket had injured his neck a little while back and is hesitant for rapid motion around that area. Due to this, Rocket will be best suited in a home without kids or other pets. Though he isn’t reactive to other dogs, sharing the home with another canine companion would be a bit stressful; but he will be happy to have his new family all to himself! Would you like to meet Rocket? Please contact SCRAPS via email or phone, 509-477-2532.  

Name: Rush

Breed: DSH 

Age/Gender/Size: 9 years / Female / Small

Likes: Hide and seek, perching on her peoples’ shoulders, catnip

Medical Considerations: Receives medication for urinary condition

Contact: Pasado’s Safe Haven

Adoption Fee: $50 (senior kitties)

rush the catYou will never meet a sweeter senior than this little lady. Rush has spent seven years of her life at Pasado’s Safe Haven sanctuary, waiting for her furever family to sweep her up. She is currently living with a loving foster family, who have only the sweetest things to share about her little personality. Rush loves to cuddle on your lap and prompt you for face/head rubs. She loves to be perched upon your shoulder as well – how cute is that! Due to a neurological issue, Rush lives with a limp tail and does experience some urine leakage. She does, however, use the litter pan diligently, and medications and special diet help to alleviate her symptoms. 

Rush gets along very well with other kitties, so sharing her furever home with new furry feline friends will be okay. We know that her perfect home is out there. We wish for her to live out the rest of her days outside of the sanctuary, with an ever so loving new family. To learn more about Rush and the adoption process, please visit the Pasado’s Safe Haven website here.

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 month, Healthy Paws will highlight new pets from Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign. Visit the #WhyNotMePets page for a list of adoptable dogs and cats.