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WhyNotMePets adoptable dogs Gus and Lola

WhyNotMePets: Gus and Lala

Meet Gus and Lala, our WhyNotMePets of the month!


ABOUT GUS & LALA Approximate eight years old, Gus and Lala were rescued from a bad hoarding situation in March 2023.

When Gus and Lala arrived at Pasado’s Safe Haven, they had poor skin condition, very long/overgrown nails, and were infested with fleas. They have made an incredible recovery and are now happy and healthy.

They both love taking walks, spending time with each other, peanut butter treats, and Gus even adores bath time!

These two must be adopted together (in a home without cats).

Now safe at Pasado’s Safe Haven, watch how they explore and enjoy their surroundings:

about #WhyNotMePets

In partnership with Pawsitive Alliance, #WhynotMEpets is a statewide campaign that gives cats and dogs that have been homeless for more than a year a greater chance of finding their forever home as quickly as possible. These are animals that would be a wonderful and loving addition to any family, but they have just been passed over for some reason.  These are the animals asking “Why not me?”


Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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