Pet of the Week

Published 5:20 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

Our pets of the week are Quinn, who’s new to the adoption floor, and Patches, who has been with us for a few months. They share the same wish: to be home for the holidays.

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Quinn is a black and white mixed breed dog estimated at three years old. She is exuberantly affectionate; you can tell she wants to leap into your arms upon first sight!

However, Quinn holds back from jumping on you no matter how excited she gets. Instead, she crouches down to show she’s friendly, scootching toward you with a giant smile and furiously wagging her tail. Once she’s reached you, Quinn immediately rolls over to solicit belly rubs.

That’s because Quinn believes that you should love on her all the time. Whether it’s a scratch behind her soft ears, a head massage, a full-body pet, or all of the above, Quinn is into it. If you’re looking for a friendly and adoring pup, look no further, Quinn is the gal for you!

Patches is a young, handsome boy with brindle markings and an infectious smile, and at just under a year old, he is still a puppy.

When you first meet Patches, he is cautious. He keeps his head lowered and gives you a sniff to decide his next move. If you’re calm, you’ll be treated with a tail wag as he approaches to get petted. Then he leans into you and might even show his belly for a quick scratch!

Do not be fooled, however: Patches has plenty of energy and affection to spare! He’s called a “rockstar” in playgroups because he can adapt his playstyle to any situation. Sometimes he’s rowdy, tumbling with his friends; sometimes, he likes to run and chase. Once he’s worn out, he chills with the volunteers.

Patches would love to chill with you; come meet him today!

Patches and Quinn are fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Apply here: and visit us Monday – Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Can’t get to the shelter during open hours? Email for an appointment.

Let’s give these pups the greatest Christmas gift of all: a warm home and a loving family.

If you’re not ready to adopt, give a shelter dog a break from kennel life and foster one for Christmas or New Year’s. We’ll provide all the supplies you need; you provide space, socialization, and a lot of TLC.

Pets are much happier and healthier in a home setting than in kennels, no matter how kind and knowledgeable the shelter staff may be. Email for more information and register to be a foster here:

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. Thank you for your gift!