Pets of the week: Otis and Daisy

Published 2:00 pm Monday, June 21, 2021



This week we’re featuring Otis and Daisy, two dogs who came to the shelter as strays. No one has come forward to claim them so they are looking for a fresh start.

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When a stray animal comes to the shelter we wish they could tell us their story. We’re sure 3-and-a-half-year-old Otis would have quite a story to tell, based upon the missing fur on his back and neck.

Our vet determined that Otis’s hair loss is due to a flea allergy that was left untreated. Otis has been an excellent patient, happily taking his antibiotics in a pill pocket and agreeably submitting to medicated baths. Good thing he likes baths: Otis’s new family will need to bathe him regularly and maintain a routine flea treatment to help him stay healthy and happy. This hunk of terrier love is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go to his new home.

Daisy is a young shepherd mix approximately 1-year old. When I spent time with her in the yard she couldn’t decide if she wanted to get petted or enjoy her chew – so she did both! She’d settle down to chew for a second and then grab the treat and run to me and lean in for a head scratch and rub behind the ears.

Daisy has an infrequent but hearty bark, which contradicts her friendly demeanor. I doubt she’d make a good watchdog but she will make a loving addition to any family! Daisy can be adopted right now and picked up after her vet appointment on Wednesday; she’ll be vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed before she goes to her new home.

If you’re interested in adopting Daisy or Otis, please bring your family and pup for a meet and greet Monday – Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Give us a call before coming out to make sure they’re still available, and complete an online application to save time:

Did you know? Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) and Boyle County Animal Control are separate organizations that work closely together. We share a building, phone number, resources, and a concern for the people and pets in our community.

Boyle County Animal Control is the government agency responsible for reuniting lost pets with their owners and enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals in Boyle County. Contact them if you find a stray pet, lost your pet, suspect neglect or abuse, or have an encounter with an aggressive cat or dog. If you need to surrender an animal please call animal control to make an appointment.

Stray animals are held for a minimum of five (5) days before they can be transferred to Danville-Boyle County Humane Society for adoption or rescue placement.

Boyle County Animal Control can be reached at 859.238.1117 during operating hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information on animal control visit the county website at

The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) established in 1972 that promotes the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, engagement, and support.