Pets of the Week- May 13, 2022

Published 7:02 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

Our pets of the week are Rufus and Dakota, two dogs ready to find their forever homes.

Rufus is a charming three-year-old mixed-breed dog with tan fur and white markings. He has big, brown, expressive eyes and a huge smile. Rufus enjoyed his time in doggy playgroups, preferring to hang out with the more laid-back, low-energy pups instead of running around. Given the chance, Rufus will hang out with the humans, getting petted and giving kisses. Rufus is a balanced, friendly guy who will make an excellent addition to any family.

Dakota is a good-looking young pup, only a year old. He’s a mixed-breed dog with black fur, one spotted paw, and lots of energy! Dakota is eager to meet new people and will jump up to say hello. Dakota gets along with other sociable dogs, and spent his time in playgroups racing around the yard, looking for someone to run with him. His joyful exuberance knows no bounds, and he will be happiest in a home that understands his need for regular exercise and plenty of play.


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Both Rufus and Dakota are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go home. If you are interested in adopting, 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 dog you’re interested in is still available, and complete an online application to save time: Can’t make it to the shelter during open hours? Email me at to make an appointment.

Fostering saves lives. Dogs and cats are happier and less stressed in a home environment, making them ready for adoption more quickly. In fact, many of our pets find a home with friends or family of their foster!

In addition, cats and still-nursing babies cannot thrive in a shelter environment. Kittens have weaker immune systems, making them susceptible to illness in a shelter setting. Living in a foster home keeps them safe while getting big and strong enough to be spayed/neutered and adopted. Being in a home setting helps socialize them also.

DBCHS actively seeks fosters to have on hand when needy animals require home care.  Register to be an emergency foster at It takes a village, be part of ours!

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 thankful for every contribution!