Pet of the week

BY KARI KUH

DBCHS

This week our featured pet is Bandit, a charming 10-pound mixed breed dog who came to us when his human passed away. He looks like he could be a miniature pinscher, and we see some feist in him, too. No matter his genetic makeup, at 9 years young Bandit is a sweet and peppy boy!

Bandit was injured as a young dog and had to have a hind leg removed, but you hardly notice given his giant ears and happy smile. Bandit has no problem getting around, either; in fact, he kind of prances!

When introduced to another dog, Bandit warmed up quickly, played for a little bit, and promptly returned to the humans for pets and snuggles.

When Bandit had the chance to be my office mate for the day, he wasn’t too interested in toys, but he did enjoy working on a peanut butter filled toy. Now and then, he’d take a break from licking and come to me for some attention, wiggling his cute stub of a tail (and entire back-end) to show his appreciation.

Bandit is neutered, vaccinated, and micro chipped, and ready to find a family that can love him for the rest of his life. Are you ready to add this plucky tri-pawed pupper to their family? Call us at 859-238-1117 to learn more about bringing Bandit home.

I am excited to announce that DBCHS will soon launch a new way to help people re-home their pets. When we bring a dog or cat into our family, we intend for it to be “furever.” But things happen, and there are times when rehoming a pet is the most compassionate and responsible thing to do. That’s where the online service Home To Home™ comes in.

Here’s how it works: You’ll complete a pet profile and upload pictures of your pet. Once approved, your pet’s profile will be published on DBCHS’s Home To Home™ website and promoted on the DBCHS Facebook page, where we’re lucky to have a large and active following.

If someone is interested in your pet, you’ll receive an email from them that you can respond to privately.

Home To Home™ is being used successfully in more than 50 shelters in the U.S. It reduces animals’ anxiety by keeping them in a home, plus it gives potential adopters a chance to learn more about the pet directly from the people who know them the best.

Our participation in Home To Home™ is thanks to a Maddie’s Fund Grant; learn more about how it works at home-home.org. Follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DBCHS for the launch of our Home To Home™ site, coming soon.

Danville-Boyle County Humane Society was established in 1972 to promote companion animals’ humane treatment through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay and neuter programs. As a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, DBCHS is dependent on monetary gifts from generous individuals and businesses in our community.

To donate, please visit DBCHS.org or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Your monetary gift will help us care for companion animals in Danville-Boyle County, and we appreciate every dollar.