Why Not Me? Meet Daisy!
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: Cattle Dog Mix
Age/Gender/Size: 1.5 years / Spayed Female / Medium (less than 60 lbs)
Likes: Playtime and meeting new human friends
Special Considerations: Needs to be the only pet in a home, no children
Calling all dog savvy pet parents out there! This month’s featured #WhyNotME pet is Daisy, a gal that is peppy, sassy and super smart. Daisy is currently available for adoption through the Benton Franklin Humane Society (BFHS) in Kennewick, Wash., and is currently in a foster home working with a trainer. BFHS is a non-profit adoption center that focuses all efforts on adoption, outreach, counseling and community services, to facilitate the humane treatment of animals.
Daisy had initially been found as a stray, and was taken in by a family. They were unfortunately unable to continue with her care, which is how she came to the humane society. They have had some difficulty with placing Daisy due to some mouthy behavior, which is driven more by excitement rather than aggression. With her high energy level, she becomes over-excited very easily, which tends to result in her mouthiness.
Thus enters the pet parent who has experience with dog behaviors and rewards-based training. Daisy is incredibly food motivated, and will work hard to earn both affection and playtime. We cannot stress enough how much this gal loves tug-of-war, and she is willing to work hard to earn her fun and games. With the right, dedicated person, Daisy will thrive.
Due to poor social skills with other animals, it is recommended that Daisy be the only pet in the home. She doesn’t quite hone in on social cues from other dogs as she should, which results in her excitement getting the best of her. If there are children in the household, Daisy wouldn’t be the right fit, given the history of nipping.
If you are interested in meeting Daisy and finding out for yourself how bright and gifted she really is, we urge you to reach out to the folks at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society. Please visit their website at www.bfhs.com and complete the adoption questionnaire, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any further inquiries. An adoption fee may apply.
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.