Pet of the Week

Published 10:58 am Tuesday, February 21, 2023


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

Is there anything better than saving a shelter pet? Yep. Preventing a pet from going to the shelter in the first place. Our featured pets are Bella and Thor, available for adoption through the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society’s Home To Home program.

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Typically, we intend to keep our pets forever. Yet circumstances change, and sometimes rehoming is the most compassionate and responsible course of action.

Home To Home is a unique, direct-to-adopter program; in just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter. With Home To Home, pets needing a new home can find a family that matches them well while their new adopter learns about the pet’s personality and preferences directly from their owner. Most importantly, it reduces animals’ anxiety. Instead of enduring a stressful stay at the shelter, pets stay in a home until they’re adopted.

DBCHS is committed to helping people keep pets out of the shelter with safety nets like Home To Home. In the last two years, we’ve helped place more than 170 pets in new, loving homes without the animal ever stepping a paw into the shelter. Let’s do the same for our Pets of the Week, Bella and Thor.

Bella is a 5-year-old Border Collie mix with bright eyes and perky ears. Her current human recently moved into an apartment, and it’s not enough space for Bella. She loves to play and has a lot of energy. Bella would prefer a huge yard or farm to roam around because she needs activity to stay happy. She is a very friendly dog who loves people and dogs her size or larger. Bella is potty trained and needs to go outside a lot. She is a great dog who would thrive with an affectionate family.

Did you know that four out of five orange tabbies are male? There are a few nicknames for them, too, like ginger cat or marmalade cat. No matter what you call Thor, this 1-year-old with a long, luxurious orange coat is handsome. Thor likes to pose for photos and play with laser light. Other than that, he’s very lazy and loves to cuddle. Thor comes equipped with his litter box and food bowl.

Visit for more information and to contact Bella or Thor’s current home. See the other dogs and cats in our area who are available for adoption, too. Give a pet a new lease on life and adopt now.

DBCHS has distributed 10,000+ pounds of cat food in the last few weeks. Watch for pickup details, or email for more information.

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 appreciate every contribution.