Pets of the Week – Jan. 17, 2022

Published 7:00 am Monday, January 17, 2022

This week our featured pets are Yoshi, a sweet six-year-old Beagle mix, and Bowser, a handsome nine-month-old large breed mixed pup.


Yoshi came to us as a stray, so we know only what we have observed at the shelter. So far, this little nugget has been nothing but endearing. Yoshi is shy and calm, to the point of being timid, and his super-cute low to the ground trot is unhurried and relaxed. He uses his sniffer as any good Beagle would; however, no howling has come from his kennel!

Yoshi thought he’d snagged a new family last week, but the adoption fell through at the last minute. We’re sure that means the perfect quiet and loving home is still out there somewhere. Is it yours?

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Bowser might be the exact opposite of Yoshi. This bundle of joy is exuberant and bouncy and silly – oh, my! He greets everyone with the same happy-go-lucky smile and unbridled curiosity and will hop up on his hind legs to give kisses, so be ready!


Bowser will make a great family pet for people who understand that he is a puppy. Puppies need to be housetrained and given clear expectations, so if you are willing to provide basic behavior training for this goofy pup, Bowser might be your match!

Both dogs are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go home. If you are interested in adopting, complete an online application: and bring your dog and family between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday this week to meet them. If you can’t get to the shelter during open hours, email to set up an appointment instead.

Around the world, cats are living outdoors-even in your own neighborhood! These cats are adapted to living outdoors and thrive in outdoor habitats. Though cats are resilient, providing a place to sleep, relax, warm-up, and stay safe can help make life outdoors more comfortable.

Come by the humane society from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. this Saturday to learn more about building a shelter. We’ll have sample shelters ready-made, plus instructions and a supply list to make your own. 778 N. Danville Bypass.…/how-to-build-an-outdoor…/ (Weather permitting, visit the Facebook page and website for updated information.)

We’re looking for volunteers to help make and distribute them. Email me at to learn more about volunteering or making your own outdoor cat shelter. DBCHS also needs to build up its foster roster. Email for more information and register here:

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.