Pet of the Week – March 23, 2023

Published 12:16 pm Saturday, March 25, 2023

Kari Kuh

Meet Maggie and Ralphie, this week’s featured pets. Photographer Kisha Buis took these glamor shots of them and as you can see, these are a couple of photogenic pups! Maggie and Ralphie are more than their good looks, though, so read on.

Sass and spice, Miss Maggie is everything nice. A medium-sized mixed-breed dog about three years old Maggie is pretty: her coal-black coat highlights her white paws and beautiful brown eyes.

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Maggie’s vibe is eager and playful, with a heaping helping of affection thrown in. She’ll climb into your lap immediately and shower you with kisses. Give Maggie a scratch under her chin and prepare for a cute wiggle. She’s got a helicopter tail when she’s delighted, which is most of the time. You’ll be delighted, too, when you bring Maggie home.

Ralphie is a handsome two-year-old with a striking brindle coat and warm brown eyes that take in everything around him. He’s energetic yet shy and cautiously approaches strangers. Ralphie’s detached demeanor melts away quickly, though; he’ll lean into you for head scratches and a neck massage in mere moments.

In the yard, Ralphie is a super-sniffer and patrols the perimeter with his nose to the ground. Now and then, he picks up the scent of something in the wind and lifts up his big ol’ head, surveying the yard and beyond. Ralphie completes his rounds by bounding over to you for a grateful kiss. He’s got a funny galloping gait reminiscent of a little pony; it’s adorable!

Ralphie has been with us since Christmas and he’s still waiting for the best present ever: a loving home of his own. If you make him part of your family, Ralphie will be a gift that keeps on giving.

Come meet both Ralphie and Maggie in person to get the full effect because mere words and gorgeous photos don’t do them justice.

Maggie and Ralphie are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to leave shelter life behind. Apply here: and visit us Monday through Friday between 1 and 4 p.m. Bring your kids and resident dogs for a meet and greet! If you’re unavailable during open hours, email for an appointment.

Great news for our dogs and our community: DBCHS is launching a new program called Doggy Day Out, an opportunity for you to give a shelter dog a break from their kennel. If you’ve got an hour, go on a Sniffin’ Journey (walk). If you’ve got an afternoon, go on a doggy field trip. And if you want to host a dog overnight, sign up for a slumber pawty. It’s a great stress reliever for the dogs, and fun for you! Details coming soon.

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 contribution.