Pets of the Week

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This week our featured pets are Marty the dog and Sam the cat, available for adoption through the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) Home To Home™ program.

Home To Home™ is a unique, direct-to-adopter program for people looking to re-home their animals. In just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter.

Home To Home™ is free to use for both owners and adopters and gives animals needing a new home the best of both worlds: their current family can find the best fit, and their adopter can learn all about their personality and preferences first-hand. It’s a win-win for all!

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If you are worried about what happens to animals adopted without a fee, don’t be! According to several studies over the last decade, people who adopt during free or fee-waived events love and care for their dog or cat as much as those who pay an adoption fee. Check out some of the data here:

DBCHS is committed to using our resources to help people keep pets out of the shelter with safety nets like Home To Home™. Last year we helped place more than 130 pets in new homes without them ever stepping a paw into the shelter!

Now let’s do the same for our Pets of the Week, Marty and Sam.


Marty is a loving three-year-old dog that is looking for his forever home. This coonhound does well with other dogs and children and has been house-trained. Marty is very energetic and loves to run. He loves the creek. He is a great dog!

Sam is a very loving and cuddly tabby cat. This six-year-old feline spends most of his day lounging around and sleeping by the window. Check out how relaxed and snuggly he looks in his picture!

Visit for more information and to contact Marty or Sam’s current home.

When we bring a dog or cat into our family, we intend for it to be “furever.” But things happen, and there are times when rehoming a pet may well be the most compassionate and responsible thing to do.

Home To Home reduces animals’ anxiety by keeping them in a home, plus it gives potential adopters a chance to learn more about the animals directly from the people who know them the best. Finally, what’s better than saving a shelter pet? Preventing a pet from going to the shelter in the first place!

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, education, and support.

To donate, please visit or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Your monetary gift will make a difference in a pet’s life, and we appreciate every contribution. Thank you for your support!