Pet of the Week, DBCHS hosting special events

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

Our featured pets this week are the Mutts with Manners. Developed in 2009, Mutts with Manners pairs carefully screened prison inmates with shelter dogs for a program cosponsored by Northpoint Training Center in Burgin. Inmates, prison staff and volunteers work together to provide dogs with basic obedience training, socialization and behavior modification.

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Prison inmates live with their dogs in the dormitory and attend training sessions weekly. Dogs participating in the program graduate with a wide range of valuable skills. Mutts With Manners are confident, well-behaved and looking for a loving home.

Usually, Mutts spend six to eight weeks in training, but adoptions have slowed down considerably. Each of the Mutts has been at Northpoint for months, and Flash has been there a year. Mutts with Manners are special dogs meant for special people. Are you the right one to welcome a Mutt into your life? Let’s meet these talented Mutts now.

Flash is a handsome, laid-back red-tick hound who enjoys cuddling, getting petted, and being with his people. Flash is approximately 4-5 years old, and it’s his longtime dream to find a furever family.

Gaza is a mixed-breed dog who, most recently, is being trained to open and close the door using his nose. We think he’s about 3 years old, and anyone would enjoy having him as a friend.

Hero is our youngest Mutt at about a year-and-a-half. He is an energetic mixed-breed pup who enthusiastically learns new things every day. His handler has him working on many tricks in addition to his regular training.

Even from a distance, Hoss has mastered ‘sit-stay’ and ‘sit-down.’ His good looks are matched by his well-trained nature. Hoss is about two-and-a-half years old.

All our Mutts are up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and ready to get sprung. If you’re interested in adopting a Mutts with Manners dog, please complete an online application at If you’re a good fit for one of our Mutts, a volunteer will contact you to schedule a meet-and-greet. Let’s get these deserving and well-trained boys into homes soon.

DBCHS cordially invites you to our upcoming events: the Cat Chat Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and the Cat Chat Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 16, both co-hosted by the Humane Society of the United States. Find out what we’ve learned about caring for community cats from the HSUS and other experts in the field.

Then, this Friday, Nov. 18, it’s the Furball at Wilderness Trail Distillery from 6-9 pm. We’re celebrating DBCHS’s 50th anniversary with a paw-ty. For more information about all of our upcoming events, visit We hope to see you soon.

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 appreciate every gift.