This week’s adoptable pets

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, July 25, 2023


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

What’s better than rescuing a shelter dog? Saving a pup before they have to go to the shelter. This week’s featured pets are Alphie and Dozha, two dogs available for adoption through DBCHS’s Home To Home program.

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When we bring a pet into our home, we intend it to be “furever.” Sometimes, though, rehoming a pet may be the most compassionate and responsible choice.

Home To Home is a free direct-to-adopter program, and in a few simple steps, you can find your pets a loving new family.

Home To Home gives animals who need a new home the best of both worlds: their potential adopter can learn about the pet’s personality and preferences, and their current family chooses the animal’s new home, assured that they’ve placed their pet in the best situation. Plus, it reduces animals’ anxiety. Instead of enduring a stressful stay at the shelter, pets stay happy and healthy in a home until they’re adopted.

DBCHS is committed to helping people keep pets out of the shelter with alternative and more compassionate transitions from one family to another. Home To Home™ is working: in two years, we helped more than 200 pets without the animals ever stepping a paw into the shelter. Let’s do the same for Alfie and Dozha.

Dozha is a sweet eight-month-old black lab who’s friendly with everyone and especially loves kids. Dozha’s still a puppy and likes to play. She’s been training and knows some commands: you can ask her to sit, lay, or shake, and she can even bring you her leash to tell you when she wants to go outside. She’ll alert you if a stranger is on your property and would love a yard to romp in. Dozha’s an all-around great dog who needs a great home.

Alfie is a three-year-old German Shepherd Shar-Pei mix. He’s fully house-trained and kennel trained, too. Alfie’s been around little dogs and cats his whole life, and he’s been around a baby for the last five months; he’s really good and gentle. He thinks he is a lap dog and loves to cuddle, go for walks and be outside.

Visit to find a furry friend to adopt or to post your pet for adoption; it’s a win for everyone involved. Also, ask me how to get these dogs fixed and vaccinated for free at

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 give or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. We’re grateful for every contribution.