Pets of the Week Jan. 3, 2022

Published 8:18 am Monday, January 3, 2022

Happy New Year! Meet the first two featured pets of 2022: Fitzzy and Bailey, available for adoption through Home To Home.

The Home To Home platform was created to assist families, people, and pets when transitioning their pet ownership from one home to another. In many cases, pets are taken to shelters when keeping them is no longer possible. Home To Home believes that pets should avoid staying in an animal shelter and whenever possible should instead stay in loving homes.

Since partnering with Home To Home last year, DBCHS has helped more than 120 cats and dogs find new homes without ever stepping a paw into the shelter! Now let’s see if we can find homes for our Pets of the Week.

Fitzzy is a loving striped tabby kitten who likes to play, cuddle, and purr. She’s living happily with other cats, a canine, and children, making her an ideal “cat-didate” for almost any home!

According to her owner, four-year-old Bailey is an adorable dog who’s energetic and good with people. Bailey is spayed, up to date on her shots, and housebroken, too.

Visit https://dbchs.home-home.org/ to contact Fitzzy or Bailey’s current home about adoption.

Wondering if Home To Home will work for you? Here’s what local user Lindsey had to say about her experience last year (lightly edited for clarity):

“The program was great. Such a brilliant, innovative idea that makes perfect sense.

Rehoming him (her father’s dog Gordy) instead of taking him to the shelter was an answer to prayer, literally. It was hard enough losing my dad, then losing our cat, and knowing we needed to let go of him too. Taking him to the shelter didn’t feel like something I could do, but I wasn’t finding a home for him on our own.

Within a week of him being posted, we had three people ask to see him. I didn’t know the people personally who adopted Gordy, but through Facebook, I discovered that someone I do know in Danville knows them and vouch that they’re great people. I could also tell when I met them.

I already have a backup of a person in Stanford if this couple ends up needing to return him to us. Also, why I appreciate this program – knowing it works out through to the end by them having my contact info and agreeing to return him to us if it doesn’t work out.

I have already recommended this program to someone looking for a pet. I hope more shelters will begin using this model, which is in the best interest of all parties involved, especially the pet.”

Learn more about Home To Hom at https://home-home.org.

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 DBCHS.org/give or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Thank you for your generosity!