Pets of the week: Ellie Mae, Macy and Kiwi

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021



This week, we have three featured pets: two sweethearts who have been with us a while and a newbie. Let’s meet the new girl first.

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Ellie Mae is young and acts like a puppy who’s still learning “how to dog.” She has a slim build, a shiny black coat with splashes of white, and a happy, enthusiastic approach to life. This friendly girl was nervous at first because she hadn’t been well-socialized and lacks confidence. But when Ellie met Macy in the play yard, she blossomed! Her body relaxed as she bounced around, displaying her spirited, zestful personality.

Ellie adores being free to run outside, and she can barely contain her excitement. Her relentless energy and nipping play style may wear on some pups. However, Macy showed great patience with her silly antics, and they’ve had a blast, showing each other their best zoomies and sharing long drinks of water from the kiddy pool.

Macy has been with us for a month and a half now, and we’re anxious to help this happy girl find her place outside of the shelter. Macy has loved everyone she meets, and now we know she likes other dogs too! She’s been getting bored with kennel life; to see her joyously race around the yard with another pup was rewarding. There are a couple of brief videos of the girls playing together on our Facebook page — check them out at:

When she is not enjoying time with her new bestie, Macy has a deep love for toys. She is especially obsessed with a ragged hedgehog plushie whose noisemaker long ago made its last squeak!

If you’re interested in adopting either of these fun-loving girls, bring your dog and family to meet the girls, weekdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Call 859.238.1117 to ensure they’re still available and complete an online application to save time:

Kiwi is a 3-year-old cat found injured and wandering around Happy Paws, DBCHS’s high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Happy Paws volunteers and vet rushed to treat Kiwi’s large, festering wound, cleaning her up and performing emergency surgery. Kiwi spent several weeks in a foster home until she was healthy enough for spay surgery. Now Kiwi is fixed, vaccinated and ready to leave foster life behind.

Kiwi got her name because she looked a little rough on the outside, but she’s tender and sweet on the inside. She loves to have her chin scratched and her soft fur brushed. Kiwi is a shy, loving cat who would benefit from a quiet environment. Are you the unique human for this special kitty? Put in your application today:

DBCHS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) established in 1972 that promotes the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, engagement, and support. To donate, please visit or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. We’re grateful for your generosity!