Pet of the Week

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, February 14, 2024

By: Kari Kuh

You probably know about the Mutts with Manners (MWM) program that DBCHS developed in 2009 to provide one-on-one training and companionship for shelter dogs.

Carefully screened prison inmates are paired with shelter dogs for a program cosponsored by Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY. Inmates, prison staff, and volunteers work together to provide dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, and behavior modification.

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Prison inmates live with their dogs in the dormitory and attend weekly sessions with an expert volunteer dog trainer. MWM dogs are confident and well-socialized and will make an ideal company for anyone.

Our Pet of the Week is Jenni, an accomplished Mutt ready to go home. One of our friends at Northpoint interviewed her, and here’s what Jenni had to say:

Hey, y’all, I’m Jenni with an i, and I’m basically a diva dog.

  • I’m almost two years old.
  • My handler likes to think I’m a Mountain Dog Mix Breed.
  • I don’t like tellin’ my weight because I’m a lady, but I am proud to be a healthy 55 pounds!
  • I love to play play play!
  • I love to fetch, play tug-o-war, or just wrestle with my friends.
  • I can play with other dogs, but they must know I am the Queen.
  • I’ve not been around many cats, so I don’t know if I would like them.
  • I have a shy personality. I enjoy playing hard to get, but once you get me? Boy, do you got me! I will always be by your side, ready to give kisses, and your loyal companion furever.
  • Did I mention that I’m an obedience graduate?
  • I know all my basic commands, such as sit, down, heel, wait, leave it, stay, and come, but I also know tricks!
  • I know how to shake, high 5, bow, spin, roll over, bang, and sit pretty (because I’m a diva, duh).
  • I am up to date on all my vaccines, spayed and microchipped!

If you’re looking for a dog that’s already potty, crate, and clicker trained, it’s me! Click the link and fill out an application:

If I’m a good fit for you a volunteer will contact you to schedule a meet-and-greet. Jenni

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 gift!