The Best Places to Sit, Stay + Play with Your Pooch

#WhynotMEpet of the Week: Rocky {Adopted!}

Rocky is a five-year-old boxer-mix, available for adoption through Seattle Humane.

About me: I love to play, and tug is my favorite! I’m also very affectionate and love to cuddle. I enjoy a nice hike, but I’m more of a couch potato.

I love learning tricks and I already know: sit, stay, paw, lie down, roll over, come, go to bed, and kiss (work in progress). I’m really well behaved during my medicated baths, which are due to allergies and dermatitis!

Animal interactions: I have displayed behaviors toward other animals that will require additional caution and good management.

The type of home I’m looking for:

  • I need to be the only pet in the home (no cats, livestock, or other dogs).
  • My reactivity makes it difficult to be near other animals, so I can’t live in apartment buildings or other densely populated areas.
  • I get nervous about sudden movements, so a home with children isn’t a good fit for me.

#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

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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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