Pet of the Week; Romeo!

This week our featured pet is Romeo, a 1-year-old pit bull mix with a sleek black coat and a passion for passion! Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but our Romeo is a classic hunk of love: he wants to be snuggled and hugged all year round.

This sweet dog is looking for his Juliet or anyone, really. Romeo’s not picky; he adores humans of all ages. When he had a chance to meet some puppies, he thought they were a little, well, too little.

But when Romeo met a dog his own size, he sniffed casually and gave a wag of his long tail. We think he’d be fine around cats, too; that’s how chill this dog is.

Romeo had neuter surgery last week and has been sporting the cone of shame while his sutures heal. That silly cone hasn’t bothered him a bit, except for being in the way of giving kisses. He has taken the cone in stride, bumping into things but keeping his pawsitive attitude.

Romeo likes nothing more than doing, well, nothing! Give him a big comfy bed, a chew toy, or treat-filled Kong, and he’ll be in his element. He has spent lots of time hanging out in our offices and has been a very good boy.

Romeo takes treats gently, and he’s house-trained, too; no marking or making messes for this guy.

If Cupid gotcha with his bow and you’d like to meet Romeo, please email dbchs@bellsouth.net. We’ve had to limit our hours recently due to the wonderful winter weather and will schedule a meet and greet with you.

Did you know that one in three pets will go missing in their lifetime? When our partners at Boyle County Animal Control bring in a stray dog without tags or a microchip, we post a photo of the animal on Lost/Stray Pets page on Facebook.

Then the pet is held for five days in the hopes we can reunite it with its family. Last year we reunited more than 100 pets with their relieved humans! Help us by following the Lost/Stray Pets page at www.facebook.com/DBCHSlostpets, sharing our posts, and keeping an eye out for the pets in your neighborhood.

The 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. DBCHS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dependent on monetary gifts from generous individuals and businesses in our community.

To donate, please visit DBCHS.org/give or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Your monetary gift will make a difference in a pet’s life, and we appreciate every contribution. Thank you for your support!