Pets of the Week – March 7, 2022

Published 5:54 am Monday, March 7, 2022

Our featured pets this week are Dozer and Riley.

Dozer is a sweet, silly boxer mix with a muzzle that appears lightened from age. Don’t be fooled, though; this cutie is just over a year old. After being neutered, he had to wear a cone of shame for a week while his sutures healed. Dozer was a good boy and handled the situation well, remaining happy-go-lucky even as he bumped the cone into all the things!

Dozer has access to an outdoor section of his kennel but prefers to do his business in the yard – what a good boy! This block-headed doggo takes treats gently and loves to spend time with his people. Given a chance to romp in the yard, he enjoys chasing balls and carrying toys around in his mouth. Dozer has been with us for a while, and we are eager to see this sweet guy find a home.

Riley is another long-timer at the shelter, patiently waiting for her forever family to arrive. This pretty girl is five-years-old, and it shows in her laid-back attitude. Not one for silliness, Riley is looking for an adult-only home where she can soak up all the attention…and the sun if you let her! She absolutely adores lounging in the yard and getting belly rubs from anyone who will offer.

Riley is housetrained and ready for a calm, quiet home where her people will appreciate her grown-up demeanor. Do you have the perfect place for her to land?

Both pups are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go home! If you are interested in adopting Dozer, Riley, or another pet, please bring your family and dog for a meet and greet Monday – Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Before coming out, give us a call to ensure the pet you’re interested in is still available and complete an online application to save time: https://bit.ly/2Qo4EfE. If you cannot make it to the shelter during open hours, you can email me at karikuh@dbchs.org to set an appointment to meet a specific animal.

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Did you know? Over-the-counter medications and human medications are two sources of pet poisoning that vets see in their practice. Other items include human food like chocolate, onions, grapes, and xylitol, an artificial sweetener. Plants and household cleaners can also be a source of concern.

Breathing problems and sickness, diarrhea, agitation, and heart issues are all possible signs that your pet has consumed something poisonous. Have contact information for an emergency veterinarian near you readily available and make a note of the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 1-888-426-4435. Plan ahead to protect your pet!

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. We’re grateful for every gift!