Chunk

My name: Chuck (male) My age: 13 years old

About Chunk: It’s a first here at CityDog Magazine…a #WhyNotMeLobster! This beautiful specimen is Chunk, a 13 year old lobster (er…pitbull). Chunk was scooped up by Forgotten Dogs Rescue when his previous parents were unable to provide him with the care he needed and were looking to re-home him. Chunk may be an older crustacean but his blood work came back good and he’s still pretty active!

He does have allergies that are pretty common with his breed, and his ears have taken a beating after a lot of time with untreated infections, but he’s feeling tip top now and ready to scuttle into your home and heart! Chunk is a big love who adores his people, he especially likes kids but will need to go to a home with family members old enough to know how to treat an senior fella like him with the respect he deserves.

Chunk wants to be the only pet in the house, no homes with dogs or cats please. He is a dapper dude looking for the good life after so many years without his needs being properly met, so if you’re looking for an older pittie pal (who is a master of disguise), #WhyNotChunk?

Check out Chunk’s profile on Petfinder.com.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

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My name: Ms. Hannah (female) My age: 6.5 years old

Adopt me at: WAMAL

About me: Hannah is a gorgeous 6.5 year old gal looking for the perfect home. Like many of her malamute friends, Hannah is super smart and will test her owner sometimes, so she needs a loving but confident adopter. Hannah is very well behaved and friendly, she’s just strong willed and has a bit of a diva streak! The right adopter will know that this is just a part of what makes Hannah so special. Ever since Hannah has started her prozac prescription she has been doing much better, and she is totally healthy!

Hannah would do best in a home as the only pet and no children. Hannah loves a long hike as much as a Netflix and chill night on the couch, and her favorite snack is cheese!! She is an astute bundle of fluff looking for a dog savvy forever home.

Learn more about Hannah at Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

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Our WhynotMEpet of the week is actually a WhynotMEpig…Violet! We don’t typically post animals that aren’t cats or dogs, but Violet is very dog-like, so we’ve made an exception. Plus, she’s adorable! Photos by Julie Austin.

My name: Violet (female) My age: Unknown

Adopt me at: Pasado’s Safe Haven

About me: Violet is a happy potbelly who loves attention! When she sees her caregivers coming up to the yard, she will RUN as fast as she can, even if that means sprinting up from the bottom of the yard! Violet is very people oriented — she likes to be where her people are and be included in whatever you are doing. Violet is very smart and would be an excellent pig to teach tricks or harness training (she has already done a bit of this).

Her caregiver says, “I always really enjoy having her around because she’s so interactive. When we put down new shavings or hay, Violet does this cute little excited dance and then throws herself into the pile of hay.” Awwwww!

Check out Violet’s profile on Petfinder.com.

And, check out this video to learn more about Violet:


#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

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My name: Tulip (female) My age: 1.5 years

Adopt me at: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

About me: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue was asked to take in Tulip and her brothers when they had been surrendered to the shelter after their mother was hit by a car. Sadly, the puppies were found to have parvo, but thankfully, today Tulip is parvo free!

Tulip is very puppy-like and playful, with a ton of energy! Because of this she would benefit from an active household, where she can go for walks, jogs or hikes with you.

Tulip is crate trained! She sleeps in the crate and eats in her crate. She will run to her crate and sit and wait for her meals. She is fostered with many dogs and enjoys their company. Due to her quarantine as a puppy, she is still learning her social skills around others and relies on and takes cues from her “big” brothers and sisters in her foster family, so she would do well in a home with other dogs. She knows sit and wait and can heel, but her new family will need to continue this education and structure for her, ensuring she will continue to grow into a model citizen!

Check out Tulip’s profile on Petfinder.com.

And, watch this video to learn more about Tulip:



#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

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My name: Max (male boxer mix) My age: 5 years

Adopt me at: KARE (Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education)

About me: I haven’t had the easiest go of it — my mama abandoned me and before foster care, I was living in a crate inside a trailer. Now that I’m in a foster home, my people have uncovered that I need to go to a home without other dogs because I am so selective about my dog friends. I would also really love a fenced yard to zoom around in…I have SO much energy!

However, I am also a sweet and sensitive soul — and while I can be quite goofy at times (I am part boxer after all), I am very in tune to people.

Be sure to check out my profile on Petfinder.com. Woof!

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

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My name: Bunny (female) My age: 2 1/2 years

Adopt me at: Seattle Area Feline Rescue

About Bunny: Aspiring Food Network star, Bunny, is here to steal not only your freshly baked bread (her favorite food), but also your heart! Her foster family reports that Bunny’s favorite activities are sitting at the kitchen table to give helpful feedback on their cooking, and shoving books out of their laps when she wants to snuggle.

She also loves to play tag and fetch, and follow her people around the house.

View Bunny’s full adoption profile at Seattle Area Feline Rescue.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

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Northwest School of Animal Massage

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My name: Hoobert (male) My age: 2 1/2 years

Adopt me at: Benton Franklin Humane (Kennewick, Wash.)

About Hoobert: Hoobert is a dapper gentlepup with long legs and big bunny ears. He is looking for an active family who will play his favorite games with him. Hoobert thinks the ball is life — the only thing he wants more than to play ball all day is to find a family to show him all about being someone’s pet!

Hoobert was found as a stray, and seems to be selective about his doggie friends. As for people, he’s realizing they can be pretty great. He is only 2.5 years old so he’s got lots of energy to keep you entertained and active, but he’s also a big fan of just hanging out and napping in warm spots.

Hoobert is having a really tough time with shelter life so he doesn’t show well in the shelter, but don’t let that stop you from adopting him — he just needs time to settle down and when he does you’ll see how  attentive and smart he is (you can see his wheels turning when solving  problems). Hoobert would love a home that is active and interested in teaching him new tricks, while reinforcing the tricks he already knows. If you’re looking to show a former stray pup the good life #WhynotHoobert?

View Hoobert’s profile at Petfinder.com.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

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Northwest School of Animal Massage

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My name: Kenzie (female) My age: 6 1/2 to 7 years

Adopt me at: Forgotten Dogs Rescue.

About Kenzie: After four years with Forgotten Dogs Rescue (FDR), it is Kenzie’s turn to find her forever home. She is the definition of a “pocket pit bull” weighing in at a little under 40 pounds and from her description on her profile on the FDR Petfinder.com page, she is a favorite of the rescue organization.

Kenzie just loves her people and if she had her way, would cuddle all day long. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, but has developed some reactivity to other dogs on walks and in public (her foster mom is working with her on this and the work will need to be continued).

Kenzie is a low to medium energy pooch due to her back leg and spine issues (more on that in her profile). She’s not a dog who can go on long walks or hikes, but enjoys short strolls around the neighborhood or running around in the backyard like a goofball for a few minutes, then coming back inside to curl up under her blanket and cuddle with you. She has a particular fondness for garden hoses, and watching her go nuts over the spray is hilarious!

View Kenzie’s profile at Petfinder.com. Check out more photos of Kenzie here.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

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My name: Nana (female) My age: Three years

Adopt me at: Auburn Valley Humane Society

About Nana: Nana is a playful young girl looking for a dog savvy home. She can be shy around new people, so no young children who don’t know how to resist her cuteness quite yet. Nana gets along with some dogs, and would love to meet any potential canine siblings before going home with an adopter. Nana is food motivated, so getting over her shyness is much easier. Just give her some pieces of hot dogs and you will be best buds!

Nana will bring toys to you so you can play tug of war, and when you’re all tired out she might crawl in your lap for a nap! Nana is goofy, playful, and cuddly, she will make an awesome dog for the right people who will be patient with her as she adjusts. She is still young so a consistent and accommodating home will help her thrive into a less anxious pup. Even though she is nervous, she is such a happy dog and her big smile is totally contagious!

View Nana’s profile at Petango.com.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

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My name: Louie (male) My age: three years

Adopt me at: Kitsap Humane Society

About Louie: Louie is an adorable three year old Catahoula mix with a playful and spunky personality. Can’t decide if you prefer blue eyes or brown eyes? Well, with Louie you get both! This cutie is an active dog that would love to romp around in the yard with you or accompany you on runs. Louie loves to play fetch and chase after tennis balls. This goofy boy is also such a smarty pants and already knows some basic commands such as “sit” and “shake.” Louie would love to bond with his adopters over positive reinforcement training and have access to things like food puzzles to stimulate his mind.

While Louie is a sweet and fun boy, he is looking for a pretty specific home. Louie will need a fully enclosed and securely-fenced yard and would do best in a more low traffic neighborhood, as he can get stressed seeing other pets and people while on walks. Louie is looking for an adult only home as he can be wary of strangers at times. He would much prefer to be your only pet since he just wants your attention all to himself.

This adorable boy is a sweetheart and is waiting to find the perfect home and family that will set him up for success. Could that be you? Louie’s meet and greets will be set by appointment only since he has some specific needs in the home.

View Troy’s profile at Kitsap Humane Society.

#WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs needing more care and attention a greater chance of finding a home as quickly as possible. Its mission focuses on animals that have been homeless for two months or longer; are elderly; have behavior or medical needs; aren’t thriving in the shelter environment; or make up a large percentage of the shelter population, such as bully breeds. These are the animals asking “Why not me?” To learn more, visit pawsitivealliance.org/whynotmepets.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

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Northwest School of Animal Massage

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