Why Not Me? Meet Milly!
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: Plott Hound/Cur Mix
Age/Gender/Size: 3 years/Female/Medium (under 50 pounds)
Likes: Snuggles after a full day of play and adventures!
Special Considerations: No kitties or small children
Attention to all adventurers out there … we would love for you to meet Milly! This sweet girl is a busy body, and is ready and willing to join you on your summer ventures! Milly is a beautiful brindle with adorable button ears, and currently greeting visitors with open paws at Seattle Dogs Homeless Program.
When it comes to the social scene, Milly is very well suited for life in the Northwest! She is seeking an adventure buddy who enjoys breaking a sweat, whether hiking, running or simply roughing around in the yard. Speaking of yards, one that is encompassed by tall, full fencing will be the most ideal for Milly, as she is known to have been an escape artist. Daily runs on a strong leash will help to curb her enthusiasm for wanting to venture outside of the homestead.
Milly is wonderful with other dogs, but will need to meet them ahead of time, preferably in a neutral zone. If you currently have canine kids that are looking for a playmate, she would be a great companion to them. Milly will make sure that everyone is ready for night-night by the end of the day, as everyone’s energy level during the day will be spent!
Though wonderful with kids, due to her high energy level, families with kids over the age of 8 years are going to be the best fit for sweet Milly. She will need a kitty-free home as well. Milly is looking for a family that is ready to invest in the commitment to love and protect her. In return, she will provide you with many years of love, laughter and adventure!
Interested in meeting this little lady? Milly’s adoption fee is $325, and she is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations. If you are unable to commit to adoption at this time, think about becoming a foster parent – you can foster Milly for a week, month or even longer! Visit https://seattledogs.info/ or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can become involved in Milly’s life.
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.