Pet of the Week

Published 12:04 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

Ace has been the Pet of the Week 13 times in the last 339 days. Why is he still at the shelter? Simply put, small dogs, puppies, and kittens are adopted quickly, and people aren’t as attracted to mixed-breed, medium-sized young adult dogs like Ace. What a mistake. At first glance, he may be a “regular” dog; give him a chance, and you’ll learn Ace is the best boy.

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Things to know: you can see in his selfie that Ace is handsome, with a tan and white coat and happy ears. When you give him attention, his brown eyes shine with adoration because Ace loves affection more than anything else. (Well, except for belly rubs. They’re his favorite-favorite.) He’s smart, too. Imagine how hard it’d be to take a picture with paws!

Ace’s number one strength is adaptability. Most dogs decline in a kennel, but Ace is hanging in there; obviously he’d be much better off in a home. He’s cautious with new people, but Ace has bonded with his shelter staff and volunteers over time. We’ll give you tips for connecting with him, too. It’ll be worth it.

He’s a monogamous mutt and wants an exclusive relationship with you. Wisely, Ace requests several visits to get to know each other deeper before making a life-long commitment. Look how he closes his eyes in pleasure at the human touch. Adopt Ace and be the one to bring out that bliss.

Ace’s first anniversary is 26 days away, and he’d rather celebrate something else: his forever home. If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, donate. If donating isn’t in your budget, share Ace’s story. The perfect adopter is out there; we just need to find them.

Ace comes fully loaded: fixed, vaccinated and microchipped. Want to adopt? Bring your family for a meet and greet Monday-Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., or email for an appointment.

April 23 is National Lost Dog Day. Did you know most wandering pets are within four blocks of their home; you’ll often find where they belong by asking neighbors.

If the animal has no ID tags, you’ve checked around the neighborhood and scoured social media, take the first two steps below:

1. Check the listings on Lost/Stray Pets housed at Boyle County Animal Control/DBCHS at

2. Call Boyle County Animal Control at 859.238.1117 to file a lost or found report, and send an email to with the following:

• Your name, address, and phone number.

• The pet’s name, photo, and description.

• The date you lost or noticed your pet was missing or the date and place you found the pet.

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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. Help spread the word about amazing Ace, and we’ll get him home soon.