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Take Your Dog to Work Day Is June 24

Kentucky Humane Society Has Tips to Ensure the Day is Safe and Fun for Everyone

dog at workMany local businesses will be participating in “Take Your Dog to Work Day” on Friday, June 24. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the human-animal bond and dogs’ special abilities to reduce stress in the workplace and increase job satisfaction.

To help ensure the day is safe and fun for everyone, the Kentucky Humane Society offers tips to create a successful Take Your Dog to Work Day.
Check to see if Fido is welcome. Ask your manager or human resources department if your office can participate, and also check with your co-workers; if your colleagues are allergic, afraid of dogs or opposed to the disruption, be respectful of their wishes.

Make sure your dog is ready for work. Be sure your dog’s vaccinations are current and that your dog is bathed and groomed. If your dog is too excited to meet new people or be in new places, or if he doesn’t get along with other dogs or people, leave him at home.

Dog-proof your office space. Hide electrical cords and wires, remove toxic items such as permanent markers and house plants. Bring a clean dog bed, blanket or crate for your dog. If you have a door, consider bringing a baby gate.

Walk your dog before work and plan for potty breaks. No one wants a dog to have an accident in the office.

Pack a “briefcase” for your dog. Bring a water dish, healthy treats and squeak-free chew toys. Pack cleaning supplies just in case—despite your best efforts—your pet has an accident.

Keep your dog secure in your office or on a leash at all times. Keep an eye on your dog, particularly when he sees other dogs or meets your co-workers. Don’t force your co-workers to interact with your dog. While your dog may be welcome, not everyone is a “dog person.” Respect your co-workers viewpoints.

Have an exit strategy. If your dog misbehaves or becomes a problem in any way, be prepared to take him home. You don’t want to alienate your co-workers or ruin this day for others.

Encourage your office to help shelter animals. Plan a wish-list drive for needed items or take up a cash collection to help local homeless pets.

For any pet-related questions, contact the Kentucky Humane Society’s free Pet Help Line, 502-509-4PET. The Pet Help Line is designed to help keep pets in their homes and out of shelters by providing free behavioral advice and referrals to local pet resources. It is funded by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Banfield Foundation.

Boarding, Grooming & Day Care

 

Mission Driven. Pet Approved.

Our Eastpoint Pet Resort and Fern Creek Pet Resort offer boarding for owned cats and dogs, as well grooming, á la carte activities and Doggie Day Care. But what makes our facilities truly special are that proceeds benefit shelter pets! So every time you board your pets with us, you are assured that not only will your pets be safe, happy and secure, but your patronage will help less fortunate pets. That's why we say that our Pet Resorts are "Mission Driven. Pet Approved."

 

Two Great Resorts. Which Do You Choose?

 

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Our Eastpoint Pet Resort offers luxury indoor boarding and lots of activities for pampered pets, including playtime, romp and roll - and don't forget our private rooms with televisions for dogs and an aquarium and natural light for cats. Add Doggie Day Care and grooming for a full-service spa experience.

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Fern Creek Pet Resort

fcpr cabinOur Fern Creek Pet Resort offers indoor/outdoor runs and walking trails for nature-loving dogs and a room with a view to the outdoors for cats. 

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Vaccinations 

Pets receiving any services at the Pet Resorts need to be up-to-date on vaccinations. Please contact your veterinarian as soon as possible to ensure your pet is ready. Learn about our vaccine requirements. 


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Other Resort Services

 

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Our á la carte activities let you choose the level of exercise that best fit the needs of your furry friends while they board with us.

Visit our Fern Creek and Eastpoint Pet Resort pages to learn more.

 

Pet Grooming

Our talented, compassionate groomers will bathe, brush and pamper your pet with breed-specific cuts or a summer shave. Our facility is equipped with a hydraulic grooming table and top-of-the-line step tub, especially beneficial to our elderly clients.

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Doggie Day Care

Let your dog play for the day in our fully supervised day care. Your pooch will romp, run and socialize in a controlled and fun setting. Our interactive day care program allows clients to drop off their dog on the way to work (or while running errands), and then pick up their pet on the way home.

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Individual Training

shelbyChoose From In-Home Private Training, In-Office Consultations and Day Training

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) offers a variety of individual training options to meet your needs. Individual training sessions are a great way to address aggression and reactivity, work around a busy schedule or provide concentrated one-on-one help for more challenging dogs. Our trainers are fully insured and use only positive reinforcement training methods to address a variety of problematic behaviors.

 

In-Home Training

A KHS trainer will come to your house to work together with you and your dog to address such issues as aggression or reactivity to humans or other dogs, resource guarding, separation anxiety, basic to advanced obedience and more. Private training sessions are $80 per session with a 10% discount offered on packages of four or more lessons. To find out more or book a private training session, call 502-253-2883 or email [email protected]

 

In-Office Consultations

Some behavior problems can be addressed through an individual consultation with a trainer at one of the two KHS campuses. In-office consultations are effective for many issues that present outside the home. However, be aware that some behavior problems are more effectively addressed through in-home training. In-office consultations are $55 per session. To find out more or to book an in-office consultation, call 502-253-2883 or email [email protected].

 

Day Training

Busy schedules sometimes mean that dog training falls by the wayside. If your dog needs help with manners, but you are unable to devote the necessary time to training, day training is a great option. An insured KHS trainer will come to your house while you are at work and train with your dog to address issues such as jumping, puling on the leash, destructive chewing, basic manners and more. Once the training course is completed, your trainer will meet with you to hand over the reins of your newly trained dog and show you how to get the same great responses in the future. Day training is $55 per session with a minimum package of four sessions ($220). A 10% discount is offered for purchase of eight or more sessions. Day Training cannot be used to address aggression towards humans or dogs. To find out more or book a day training session, call 502-253-2883 or email [email protected]

Canine Casting Call for "Legally Blonde" Jan. 30

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Derby Dinner Playhouse Seeking "Bruiser" and "Rufus" for "Legally Blonde: The Musical" 

  • WHO: Derby Dinner Playhouse (DDP) and the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)
  • WHAT: Casting call for local dogs to play “Bruiser” (a Chihuahua) and “Rufus" (a Bulldog) in DDP’s Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m. till noon 
  • WHERE: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129

MORE INFORMATION: Lee Buckholz, associate producer of Derby Dinner Playhouse (DDP), along with a canine behavior trainer from the Kentucky Humane Society, will be assessing local dogs for the roles of “Bruiser,” a Chihuahua, and “Rufus,” a Bulldog, in DDP’s upcoming spring production of Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Local dogs and their owners will be at the casting call on Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m. till noon. Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville Ind.

Legally Blonde is a fabulously fun musical based on the hit movie. Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal, in pursuit of her dreams.

To qualify for the jobs of “Bruiser” or “Rufus,” the winning dogs must:

  • love people
  • like the other dog star
  • “Bruiser” must be comfortable being carried in a purse

Rehearsals will run March 21-April 4, and the dogs must be available for some limited rehearsals. The production will run Tuesdays through Sundays April 5-May 15; the dogs must be available for eight performances each week. For more information, contact Lee Buckholz at [email protected]

Law Will Protect Stray Horses

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Kentucky Law Helps At-Risk Horses and Local Communities

April 9, 2015, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a new law designed to protect at-risk stray and free-roaming horses.

A diverse coalition of stakeholders praised the leadership of state lawmakers Rep. Tom McKee and Sen. Robin Webb, the entire Kentucky Legislature, and Gov. Beshear for enacting a measure to reduce the hold period for stray horses from 90 days to 15 days.

This law allows for more positive outcomes for horses and the local communities by significantly shortening the amount of time a stray horse must be held before the animal can be rehomed, and decreasing the high costs for local officials to care for the horses. Prior to the enactment of H.B. 312, Kentucky had the second highest hold period in the country at 90 days.

H.B. 312 was introduced to address a growing population of stray and abandoned horses in rural Kentucky areas that has been increasing at a rate that is not sustainable. Many of these domestic horses have been turned out to survive on their own, something they are ill-equipped for, resulting in horses migrating onto roadways and private properties in search of food, creating public safety problems. The lengthy stray hold period has been a deterrent to communities, individuals, and groups who step in to care for these horses, which can cost them thousands of dollars in unbudgeted expenditures.

This commonsense solution is supported by a diverse group of individuals and organizations, including the following:

• American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
• Kentucky Animal Care & Control Association
• Kentucky Association of Counties
• Kentucky County Judge Executives Association
• Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Office of the State Veterinarian
• Kentucky Equine Education Project
• Kentucky Equine Health & Welfare Council
• Kentucky Farm Bureau
• Kentucky Horse Council
• Kentucky Humane Society
• Kentucky Equine Humane Center
• United Global Co-Opportunities
• We Make Things Happen

"The passage of House Bill 312 is a critical achievement for the Commonwealth of Kentucky that will eliminate the legal barriers that have long been in place, preventing the stray horses from receiving dependable feed and shelter and finding permanent homes," said the coalition in a joint statement. "We are grateful to Representative McKee and Senator Webb, who championed this bill, and to Governor Beshear for quickly signing it into law to expedite the legal process and ensure these at-risk horses have a better chance at finding permanent homes by receiving care more quickly."

"With this new law, the Kentucky Humane Society and other rescue organizations will be able to save more at-risk horses, rehabilitate them and find them new homes," said Lori Kane Redmon, President & CEO of the Kentucky Humane Society. 

The new law will not impact the hold times of any other species of animal, nor will it infringe upon or limit the rights of responsible horse owners.