Pet of the Week

Published 5:57 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022


Contributing writer

This week’s featured pets are Buddy and Baloo, two paw-some pups ready to start their next chapter.

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Three-year-old Baloo can easily be mistaken for the Disney character from the Jungle Book. In addition to being a big ol’ loveable lug, he’s a friendly, even-tempered guy with an easygoing personality. He’s definitely not a lazy bear; our Baloo is full of energy and loves to love on any human within reach of his enthusiastically sloppy kisses!

Baloo’s sleek silver coat is just asking to be petted, and his goofy antics are sure to make you smile. He will make quite the catch – are you ready to bring this handsome hunk into your family?

Buddy is a sweet, shy pup with cute black and brown markings on his white face. At an estimated eleven months old, he is young, submissive, and eager to please: a winning combination that bodes well for training.

At first, Buddy is timid. You can tell he wants to greet you but is nervous about it. If you approach calmly and quietly, you’ll be rewarded with a tentative tail wag as Buddy scootches over to get petted. Then he’ll melt into you and insist upon getting belly rubs!

In the play yard, Buddy lets loose, running and sniffing the fence and detecting all the interesting smells in the air. He always has an eye on the humans, though, and checks in frequently to get an ear scratch or gently take a treat. If you’re looking for a pup who can be your best pal, look no further than Buddy!

Baloo and Buddy are fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped – all they need is a home to call their own. Please bring your family and dog for a meet and greet Monday – Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Before visiting, complete an online application: If you can’t get to the shelter during open hours, email me at to make an appointment.

A look back: In 1990, DBCHS instituted a new spay/neuter program. The previous program that asked adopters to spay/neuter their pet within six months of adoption wasn’t working as intended: 40-45% were allowing their pets to reproduce and contribute to the problem of pet overpopulation. The new program required all animals adopted out of the shelter to be spayed or neutered before entering their new home. At that time, adoption fees were $47.50 for dogs and $35 for cats.

Watch this space for more historical highlights, and plan to join us at the 9th Annual Pints for Pets on Oct. 22. We look forward to celebrating DBCHS’s 50th anniversary with you!

DBCHS 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 are grateful for our caring community!