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Why Not Me? Meet Nana!

by Christy True
Nana, a mixed breed dog, needs a home

Nana, a mixed breed dog, needs a home

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.  

MEET NANA!

Breed: Mixed Breed

Age/Gender/Size: 3 years / Female / Large (~44 pounds)

Loves: Snacks, play time, toys

Special Considerations: No young children

Nana, aka Nana Banana, is a special girl looking for an extra special home. The world is a scary place to her and she needs someone patient to guide and reassure her that everything is going to be OK. Her perfect home would be with a family of adults or older children who could spend time with her to help build her confidence.

Nana, a mixed breed dog, needs a homeFor now, she would prefer not to be around young children as they can be a little too exciting when she is already nervous. Despite her shyness, you will have no trouble getting her to warm up to you if you offer some yummy snacks and play time with her favorite toys.

She sports a beautiful tan coat with eyes to match and a playful splash of white on her chest and paws. When she smiles, tongue lolling out, the huge laugh lines take over her face.

Nana is currently living with a foster family. Call the Auburn Valley Humane Society Shelter at 253-249-7849 to set up an appointment to meet Nana. You can fill out an application at the shelter and be approved the same day.

Nana’s adoption fee is $175, and she is already microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. Her new family will also receive a Free Wellness Exam Certificate, a bag of dog food and an “adoption guarantee” — if Nana doesn’t work out for any reason, bring her back within 30 days and you receive a certificate toward another adoption.

Please come meet this shy gal today.

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

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