Pet of the Week

Published 2:19 pm Thursday, May 4, 2023


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

If you’re looking for a mature, attentive companion, look no further than the Pets of the Week, Hazel, and her pal Zeus. They were rescued together from an abandoned home, yet Zeus and Hazel remain happy, trusting, and at eight years old, have many years of love left to give.

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Consider this: older animals require less supervision and maintenance than younger ones, and generally, they’re better behaved, housetrained, and know basic commands. Their personalities are already developed, and what you see is what you get.

Hazel is a friendly girl with a big smile that showcases her black spotted tongue. Although it’s usually associated with the Chow Chow and Chinese Shar-Pei, several other breeds sport this feature, and that’s why we call Hazel a mixed breed. Her coat is mostly black with some copper highlights, and her muzzle is gracefully graying; Hazel is a pretty dog with poise.

This grown-up gal eagerly but calmly greets new people, is good around kids, and is likely dog friendly since she previously lived with Zeus. Hazel won’t stay long at the humane society because her medium-level energy plus youthful attitude make her a perfect addition to any home. Don’t delay. Take her home today.

Zeus has a fluffy white coat that you’ll want to pet, and his ears are the best. One stands up straight, and the other flops over, giving him a goofy look that couldn’t be cuter.

After Zeus gets neutered, he’ll wear a giant, always fashionable cone to keep him from interfering with his stitches and he won’t fit through his kennel’s doggie door. While he heals, he’s with an experienced foster mom who reports that Zeus is sweet, fuzzy, and quite gentlemanly. He hasn’t had prior training but responds well to direction.

If you’ve always wanted a pet polar bear, here’s your chance: email me: at to set up a meet and greet.

Both Zeus and Hazel will be fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped; apply here:

Zeus isn’t the only pet in foster care. You probably saw a recent plea to secure emergency fosters for an emaciated mama and her seven – yes, seven – puppies. Many people offered to help, and ultimately mama and all but one puppy went to foster together. The runt is being cared for by another family.

Vulnerable animals require urgent foster care, but every kitten, cat, dog, or puppy will benefit from foster placement because they can relax, show their personalities, and enjoy TLC while waiting for a permanent home. Save lives; give a shelter dog a break and register to foster: Email me 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. DBCHS always needs wet and dry kitten food, dog food (our pups prefer Purina), bleach, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes. We appreciate your generosity.