Pets of the Week Nov. 9

Published 2:57 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2021

This week’s featured pets are Nacho and Elsa.

Do you want to build a snowman? Our Elsa can’t help you (no opposable thumbs), but she’ll be by your side whether you’re romping in the snow or relaxing by the fire. Elsa is approximately two years old and came to the shelter as a stray.

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No one claimed her, so now Elsa is ready to show herself, step into her power, and grow herself into something new.

Elsa is a warm and friendly gal who loves belly rubs, squeaky toys, basking in the sunshine, and tasty treats. She’s got a cute, stocky build and the best head tilt ever. And, like her namesake, she has a brave spirit and takes life’s challenges in stride. Once you’ve met Elsa, she’ll steal your heart and never let it go.

Nacho is a 7-month-old beagle mix whose owner had an abrupt change in living situation. Nacho’s sister found a new loving home through the direct placement site, and Nacho is still looking.

According to his previous human, Nacho is “an excellent dog, energetic and friendly. He does well with my kids including my three-year-old who has special needs”.

Shelter life is tough on even the most easygoing pup, and Nacho was nervous and quiet at first, unsure of his new surroundings. Now that he’s settled in a bit, we can tell he is all that and a bag of tortilla chips, too!

Nacho loves giving kisses, getting snuggles, and being adorable in general. Bring this little snack into your life, and you’ll undoubtedly be satisfied.

Both dogs are fixed, microchipped, and vaccinated; meet them weekdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and bring your family and pup along, too. Call 859.238.1117 to ensure they’re still available and complete an online application to save time: Can’t get to the shelter during open hours? Email to set up an appointment instead.

Research shows that, like Nacho, most animals experience high levels of stress in a shelter setting. DBCHS is looking for short-term foster homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas so every homeless pet can spend the holidays in the comfort of a warm home. We’ll be sure to match you with an appropriate pet for your lifestyle and provide all the supplies you need.

You can make a pet’s holiday so much brighter, and have a doggone good time, too! Email me at for more information on being a short-term holiday foster and sign up here: Help us make it a relaxing and happy pawliday season for all the animals in our care.

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. To donate, please visit or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. We’re grateful for our generous community!